I’m hoping to pick up rugby (or a new sport) in the Winter semester of university, but I’m unsure as to whether they’ll let me join half way through the year….also I’m still a beginner, are there many sports that allow beginners to join in the second semester?
in terms of varsity, the tryouts are all over now, so you’d have to wait for next year for that particular echelon of athletics.
intramurals doesn’t have rugby, but there doesn’t seem to be any deadline for when you can join. all you have to do is contact your college representative and then wait to be picked up by a team.
maybe you could inquire after a few different intramural teams and see what turns up? my friends who go outside tell me flag football is similar to rugby – maybe you could try that first?
a note: intramurals go by levels, so if you’re still a beginner and want something more low-key, that might be a better option for you than varsity.
i hope that helps!