The College Championships were first held in 1984 in Somerville, Mass., with just a men’s division. The women’s division was added to the College Championships in 1987.
Since then, the college division has grown steadily and is currently USA Ultimate’s biggest member segment. Hundreds of college teams compete in the postseason championship season every year with eyes on advancing through conference and regional championship events to qualify for the College Championships.
The College Championships are held annually on Memorial Day weekend at sites that rotate all around the country.
Tickets for the 2020 College Championships will be available online and through the USA Ultimate mobile app before the event begins, or you can buy them at the gate.
In all, 40 teams compete at the College Championships – 20 each in the men’s and women’s divisions.
Teams qualify for the College Championships by competing in conference and regional championship events held around the country.
Bids are awarded based on regular-season rankings, which are calculated using USA Ultimate’s rankings algorithm.
Each year, hundreds of college teams compete in USA Ultimate’s college division. In 2018, 768 teams competed in the postseason championship series: 435 Division I teams, 231 Division III teams and 102 Development teams.