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.

It's Fall About Good Times with Outdoor Pursuits!

It's fall about good times and great adventures with Outdoor Pursuits! 

Looking to hone your kayaking skills? Join Outdoor Pursuits staff at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center for an evening skill session at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 or 8:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. 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 roll or other skills in a controlled environment. This event is for both the beginning and experienced kayaker. Register for these evening events Friday, Oct. 15, Friday, Oct. 22 or both!

Climbing dirty boulders not your thing? Join OP for a night of indoor adventuring instead! Head to an indoor rock climbing gym in Portland for an Indoor Rock Climbing trip Wednesday, Oct. 20. This indoor excursion will certainly be warmer and dryer, plus just as much fun as a day out on the rocks! Grab a friend and reserve your space soon!

Join Outdoor Pursuits Sunday, Oct. 24, for a Hiking Day trip out on a trail exploring a scenic area 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 is provided for this excursion. Register soon to ensure that your feet hit the trail!

Apply for one of two Voyage Coordinator positions and become a part of the Outdoor Pursuits team! These positions work in tandem with the assistant director of Outdoor Pursuits, as well as Orientation leadership to plan, organize and arrange the best outdoor experience possible for the participants of 2022 Voyages! These are paid positions starting November 2021 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! 

Check out other staff positions with the OP team including jobs in the office, marketing, trip leadership and gear management. Take a look at the job positions available and fill out an application today! Applications can be dropped off at Outdoor Pursuits 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.



Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021