New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference

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The New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC) is focused on supporting and developing intercollegiate fencing programs in and around New England. We welcome both club teams and NCAA varsity teams into our conference.

NEIFC Events

Fencers representing member institutions compete in this individual elimination-style tournament.

Team, squad, and individual champions are crowned.

NEIFC Athlete Eligibility

NEIFC events are open to full-time undergraduate students of NEIFC member schools in good standing.

Students have four (4) years of eligibility for NEIFC events which must be completed within five (5) years of first enrolling in college.

Teams may submit written appeals to have individuals considered "eligible to compete" if their circumstances fall outside the stated requirements. All appeals must be submitted in a timely manner to the NEIFC executive committee, whose rulings on the appeals shall be final.

If you wish for your team to join the NEIFC, please email

NEIFC Championships Policy on Mixed-Gender Teams

Adopted Feb 2, 2020.

A team that does not have enough fencers to field a full men's or women's team may enter the NEIFC Championships with one mixed-gender team, which must compete in the men's event.

NEIFC Policy on Transgender and Transitioning Athletes

Adopted Sep 6, 2018.

A student transitioning from female to male may elect to fence on a school's men's squad, given they have not already competed on a women's squad during the current NEIFC season. The student may continue to fence for a women's squad if they have not begun hormone treatment.

A student transitioning from male to female must complete one calendar year of hormone treatment before the start of the NEIFC season in order to compete on a women's squad that season.

The season shall be considered to start on the date of the NEIFC Fall Invitational (The Big One), and shall be considered concluded the date after the date of the NEIFC Championships of the same academic year

This policy is based on that of the 2011 NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student Athletes publication. (


This policy document can be viewed here.

NEIFC Registration & Entry Fees Policy

Adopted Aug 9, 2017.

Effective starting with the 2017 NEIFC Fall Invitational (the “Big One”):

  • Registration fees and entry fee payments that are not RECEIVED by the MONDAY following the date of an event shall be deemed late, and a $100.00 late payment fee will be charged to the offending team;

  • Teams that have any unpaid payments of any kind past due will be barred from entering any NEIFC events until all past due amounts are paid in full.

NEIFC Members

Amherst College

Boston College

Boston University

Brandeis University

Brown University

Dartmouth College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mount Holyoke College

Northeastern University

Sacred Heart University

Smith College

Tufts University

University of Connecticut

University of Massachusetts

University of New Hampshire

University of Rhode Island

University of Vermont

Vassar College

Wellesley College

Williams College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute