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Outdoor Center & Equipment Rental

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The Outdoor Center is located in Building 209, Room 3 by the tennis courts. This center is home to all of our rental gear including climbing shoes, crash pads, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and outdoor stoves. Present your active Nautilus Card to check out gear.

 Spring 2023 Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer Hours of Operation
TBD By appointment only

Outdoor Equipment Available for Rent
Item3-Day / 10-day / Late FeeReplacement Fee
Hammock (1-Day Rental) $5 $60
Tent (3-Season, 4 Person) $14 / $20 / $4 $250
Hiking Backpack (External Frame) $9 / $13 / $3 $100
Sleeping Bag (30-Degree) $9 / $13 / $3 $150
Sleeping Pad (Foam) $3 / $5 / $1 $20
Camp Stove (no gas included) $5 / $8 / $2 $50
Climbing Shoes $9 / $13 / $3 $100
Climbing Crash Pad $9 / $13 / $3 $150
Mountain Bike (1-Day Rental)  $15  $600
Paddleboard (1-Day Rental) $15 $600

*All Outdoor Adventure equipment can be checked out at the HLS (Building 72) Customer Service Desk*

Semester Bike Rentals
Item1-Semester / 2-Semester / Late FeeReplacement Fee
Rental Bike $100 / $175 / $20 (per day) $500
U-Bolt Lock Included $30
Lock Key Included $13
Helmet Included $30
Maintenance Included --


Unable to take reservations at this time.

Rental equipment pickup/drop-off

Equipment should be picked up and dropped off at the HLS Facility Customer Service Desk (Bldg 72). 

To ensure the longevity of our equipment so that future Argos can enjoy it, please properly clean, dry, and pack rental gear prior to returning.

*Hours of operation may change due to the university and holiday closures.


Visit the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility (Building 72) Customer Service Desk and present your active Nautilus Card along with payment at the time of pickup. Rental fees are non-refundable after pickup.

Rental Agreement

Renters are required to complete and submit the rental agreement form prior to receiving their requested items. This form can be completed on-site in the Bike Shop and Outdoor Center. 

Group rentals: Groups must designate one point-person to sign the rental agreement who will be responsible for lost or damaged equipment. 

Penalty Fees

Fees will be charged to the responsible party’s university account if the equipment is not returned on time, returned damaged, or returned excessively dirty. Repair, replacement, and cleaning fees are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Outdoor Adventure Administrative Staff. Equipment that is returned late will be subject to late fees accrued daily up to the amount of the replacement cost. Individuals who fail to follow rental procedures will become ineligible to rent equipment in the future.

Questions? Please email