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Massachusetts is home to not only several MARS sponsored events each year, but we are also regularly home to NIRSA Championship tournaments and regional/national conferences. Remember to check out the NIRSA Region 1 website for information about nearby events outside of our state.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roundtables

Quarterly Roundtables

Thank you to Meghan Jordan (Moderator) and Daryl Shreve (Secretary) for their help facilitating these roundtables.

Have Questions? Please email Ryan Parsons (rparsons@bu.edu)

MARS is hosting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roundtables on:


Hear from Directors on initiatives that their departments have implemented, and discuss questions/topics from the google form if time allows.

Any MA recreation staff or student is eligible to attend. We hope to see you there!

Check out some of our EDI Resources from past roundtables!

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NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships

@ UConn Recreation

February 4-6, 2022

Compete against the regions top teams for a chance to advance to the NIRSA National Basketball Championships in Wichita, Kansas: April 8-10, 2022.


Minimum of two games of tournament play with multiple divisions to choose from. All Divisional finals played in Gampel Pavilion. Registration is open - Early Bird pricing until 1/7/22!

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Rocket League Tournament

Don’t miss the opportunity to invite your school’s students to participate in the NIRSA Championship Series’ esports championship tournament, happening February 24-26! This esports tournament featuring Rocket League is a chance for institutions to send their own Rocket League players on to a national tournament. School teams will have a chance to compete in our 1-on-1 or 3-on-3 divisions within our competitive, recreational, or Unified leagues.


Registration opens on January 17 and will be managed through IMLeagues. The high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem is a favorite of university students. So, mark your calendars and prepare to register your school. Don’t forget to encourage your esports players to customize their cars, hit the field, and compete in one of the most critically acclaimed sports games of all time!


Registration for NIRSA 2022 Portland is OPEN

March 29-April 1, 2022

Register early to secure a spot at one of the many pre-conference workshops and activities. Be sure to check out the schedule and updates regarding COVID-19 information before making your travel plans. Register as an employer for the Career Services Center. Follow the conference at #NIRSA2022 

More information HERE.