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. View our website to view our trip cancellation policies. 

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 S'more Fun Than Ever with Outdoor Pursuits

Pacific University Outdoor Pursuits staff are excitedly preparing for a full semester of awesome trips and adventures! Even though it's still early in the year, staff members are blown away by the high volumes of participants in some of our more popular trips, such as the Women of Color Beach Day and the Surf Series 2021, both of which have wait lists. These two events are just a few examples of the many opportunities that Outdoor Pursuits offers; be sure to check out the calendar feed to stay updated on future dates!

On Friday, Sept. 24, participate in a Campfire Jam Session and join Outdoor Pursuits for a fun evening on the lawn with campfire games, music and s'mores! Stop by after class and relax with friends. To enjoy this wonderful opportunity, sign up in advance. 

Are you looking to work on your whitewater kayaking skills? On Friday, Sept. 24, join Outdoor Pursuits Staff at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center for the Kayaking Indoor Pool Session. Kayaks are provided, and this event is free to Pacific staff and students! Grab a buddy and spend the evening perfecting your kayak roll and other skills in a controlled environment. This event is perfect for beginner and expert kayakers alike. Register in advance to save your spot!

Calling men of color! On Sept. 26, join Outdoor Pursuits staff for the Men of Color Beach Day spent on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Spend the day strolling on the beach, playing in the waves and soaking up sun with friends. All gear and transportation is provided for the perfect day at the beach. This event is free for all Pacific students and staff! Register in advance for this exciting day trip!

Looking for a quick workout while generating some adrenaline? Hop on a bike and navigate through the beautiful downhill trails on our Mountain Biking Day Trip! Pacific University is located just 25 minutes from Stubb Stewart State Park and other renowned mountain biking trail systems in the Tillamook State Forest. All gear, transportation and instruction is provided. Register for this exciting adventure on Sunday, Oct. 3, and bring along a buddy!

Though it may feel early in the semester, it's never too early to start thinking about potential opportunities for Fall Break. This year, Outdoor Pursuits is excited to offer two excursions for the weekend of Oct. 8-10, a whitewater rafting trip and a backpacking trip!

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


Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021