COVID-19 Information

Outdoor Pursuits is offering outdoor equipment rental services and day trips to Pacific students, and non-students. We ask that you review the other information, including the updated rental reservations, pick up, and return procedures, prior to making a reservation.

The list of available equipment and trips will be updated as we adjust to each phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, you can email us at, or call us at 503-352-2264.

We appreciate your patience with this situation, and hope that you are all able to stay active, spend some time in the fresh air, and maintain your health! If you have any questions about COVID-19 or how Pacific University will be functioning during this time, please visit the COVID-19 Response and Planning webpages.

Climbing Rocks and Walls with Outdoor Pursuits

As students reach the midway point in the semester and begin to feel some of that post-summer drag, Outdoor Pursuits is ready to make weekends and evenings in the outdoors memorable! Join OP staff for a variety of day trips and adventures, and relish the opportunity to be outside with new friends! 

If climbing dirty boulders outside in the cold is maybe not your thing, why not try indoor rock climbing for a change? Join Outdoor Pursuits for a night of indoor adventuring at a gym in Portland! On Wednesday, Oct. 20, or Wednesday, Nov. 3 head to an indoor rock climbing gym for an Indoor Rock Climbing Trip. This indoor excursion will certainly be warmer and dryer plus just as much fun as a day out on the rocks! Transportation, gear and instruction is provided for this evening getaway. Grab a friend and reserve your space for the indoor climbing on Oct. 20, Nov. 3, or both!

Are you looking to hone in on your kayaking skills? Then come to the Forest Grove Aquatic Center for an evening skill session at 8:45pm on Friday, Oct. 22, and hop in whitewater kayaks during the Kayaking Pool Session to practice your rolls and other skills! Kayaks will be provided for registered participants, and you can spend the evening perfecting your kayak skills in a controlled environment. This event is for both the beginning and experienced kayaker. Register for this free evening event on Friday, Oct. 22!

On Sunday, Oct. 24, join a Hiking Day Trip and explore a scenic trail located in our own backyard! Each excursion is as different, fresh and unpredictably enjoyable as the instructor leading it. Come explore all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer without venturing far from campus! Transportation and basic instruction is provided for this excursion.Register soon to ensure that your feet hit the trail!

If none of these Outdoor Pursuits trips appeal to you, not to worry! On Sunday, Nov. 7, participants will have the option to Build Your Own Custom Day Trip! With custom trips, you get to decide what you're doing and where you're going. This is the perfect opportunity to spend the day your way outside with the support and instruction of the amazing OP staff. Don't be shy if it's something you have never tried before, as your instructors will provide all the gear and direction you need! If you have any questions, or are wondering what trip types are available, check out the Trip Descriptions page or contact the Outdoor Pursuits Office at 503-352-2264

Outdoor Pursuits is hiring for two positions of Voyage Coordinator! This position works in tandem with the Outdoor Pursuits assistant director, as well as Orientation leadership staff, to plan, organize and arrange the best outdoor experience possible for the participants of 2022 Voyages! These are paid positions, starting November 2021 and going through August 2022. Each position will have its own responsibilities, and will also require collaboration to help create the final experience. Learn more about the job description and application to determine if this position is right for you! 

Outdoor Pursuits also has a variety of positions available. Join our team with positions in marketing, office staff, trip leadership, gear management, and an equity and diversity inclusion coordinator! Take a look at the job positions available, and fill out an application today! Applications can be dropped off during the hours listed below. 

Contact Outdoor Pursuits at 503-352-2264 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with questions, or feel free to drop by the office in the Milky Way to speak with associates in person.


Monday, Oct. 4, 2021