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.

Pumpkin Spice It Up with Outdoor Pursuits!

As the temperatures drop, Outdoor Pursuits is ready and waiting for eager participants to join in outdoor and indoor adventuring! 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.

Are you looking to hone in on your kayaking skills? Join Outdoor Pursuits at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center for an evening skill session at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 during the kayaking pool session to practice your kayak 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!

If climbing dirty boulders outside in the cold doesn't appeal to you, why not try indoor rock climbing at a gym in Portland for a change? Indoor rock climbing trips are scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. 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 Nov. 3 or Nov. 17!

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! 

There are also availabilities for both new and return Voyage Trip Leaders to learn, train, grow, and lead the Voyages Experience. These students are the front line field staff that make the magic of Voyages a reality! In addition to helping lead 5-day outdoor adventure trips during August 2022 for incoming Pacific students, leaders will also gain valuable leadership experience, technical skill sets and foster community. Leaders will earn a $350-$900 stipend and change lives through challenge, discovery and adventure. No previous Voyage experience necessary! View a more detailed description, and fill out an application

Outdoor Pursuits also has a variety of positions available in the office. Join the 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 above. 

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021