The Pondicherry University is known for its sports activities. The University has two outdoor stadiums, one with a capacity of 800 for football and a standard 400 meters track, and the other one being Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium for 1000 with an international standard pitch. Besides it  has also tennis courts, volley ball courts and basket ball courts.

A 16 station multi-gymnasium including one treadmill, one bicycle ergo meter, one bicycle elliptical meter, physiotherapy equipment, microwave diathermy, ultrasound, infrared indications and electrical muscles stimulation equipment is also available. The university conducts regular national level tournaments every year with the support of various sponsors. This facility is in addition to those provided in the exclusive gymnasium for boys and girls.