Outdoor Resource Center

Outdoor Resource Center

Day Hours
Fall 2023

Monday-Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Closed: Saturday-Sunday

Stop by to rent gear (tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, lanterns, and more) or learn from our staff who can help you plan your next adventure.

student set up a tent The Outdoor Resource Center (ORC) is located behind the Campus Recreation front desk. The ORC has everything you will need to create your own adventure! The staff works hard to inspire others to get outdoors and practice leave no trace ethics. The ORC has a wide variety of resources available to you. We offer everything from gear rentals to an extensive library with FREE check-outs. Stop by to learn more about diving into the outdoors!

Contact the Crew


The Outdoor Resource Center has equipment for all of our outdoor needs, please contact us or visit us in person to make a reservation. Please visit the Outdoor Resource Center for equipment rates. 

Additional Details

Important Policies

*Late Night Fee: $10 per item per day for all of the items.

**Credit card number required for deposit holding. 

Deposits will only be charged for damaged, lost, excessively dirty, or not returned items. 

Deposit charges are subject to ORC staff discretion. 

Return Policy

Return your items clean to the ORC during staffed hours on the last day of your reservation. Items returned early will not receive a refund. A credit card number is required for deposit holding. The deposit will only be charged for damaged, lost, or non-returned items. Deposit charges are subject to ORC staff discretion. 


To make a reservation, please visit, call, or email the Outdoor Resource Center; reservations can only be made a maximum of two weeks in advance. A credit card deposit slip must be filled out in the case of lost or damaged equipment; slips are shredded upon passing of equipment inspection (which may take a few days). You will be contacted if there are any fees or charges that will be added to your rental upon return.