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Clovers on a hike.
Outdoor Pursuits will be closed during finals from May 16 t o May 20, and will be reopen for summer hours beginning Monday, May 23. 
Mushrooms poke through the grass alongside a trail.
Spring into the summer season, and participate in one of Outdoor Pursuits remaining excursions for the semester! OP also has plenty of outdoor gear available for rent throughout the summer! There are items for surfing, paddle boarding, biking, hiking, camping, along with cruiser bikes available weekdays. 
Clovers on a hike.
Don't let the recent cold weather fool you — spring is still here! Join Outdoor Pursuits for an outdoor rock climbing day trip for veterans and friends, a night of indoor rock climbing in Portland, or participate in a two-day certification course in May to earn your Wilderness First Aid Certification. 
Clovers on a hike.
Even though this week has been filled with every possible kind of weather imaginable, Outdoor Pursuits staff are excited to take students on trips during the last few weeks of the semester! Join an indoor rock climbing trip, a Veterans and Friends outdoor rock climbing trip, a Wilderness First Aid Certification course, and more!
A student's hand grabs onto a handhold at an indoor rock gym.
Embrace the sunny spring and enjoy all of the opportunities that Outdoor Pursuits has for students and staff this semester! Participate in an indoor rock climbing trip, a SUP trip at Hagg Lake, or even learn about taking a month-long trip to Patagonia during our information session! Explore these opportunities and more on the OP website, or view the calendar here. 
Mushrooms poke through the grass alongside a trail.
This semester, Outdoor Pursuits is blooming with multiple opportunities to spring into action and get involved in the outdoors! Participate in the free bike program, or rent wonderful gear for your own weekend excursion! View the OP calendar and register today!
Two rafts rest on the bank near a tent at sunset on the river.
Tube through the winter scene at Mt. Hood with ALAS, raft through the rapids of the Santiam River during spring break, perfect kayak rolls at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center, or scale indoor boulders at a rock gym in Portland. View these opportunities and others on the OP calendar before trips are filled! 
Students attempt kayak skills in the pool with careful watch by instructors.
Trips with Outdoor Pursuits are filling up quickly this semester. Don't miss out on the fun! View the OP calendar to register in advance before excursions are sold out. Plan ahead for a spring break rafting trip.
Two rafts rest on the bank near a tent at sunset on the river.
Outdoor Pursuits has a full roster of both indoor and outdoor activities in the upcoming weeks! Learn, practice, and perfect kayak rolls during an indoor skills session, participate in a multi-day rafting series over spring break, or climb boulders at an indoor gym. 
A snowboarder navigates down a snow-covered hill.
Ski into spring and snowboard down the slopes with Outdoor Pursuits! With plenty of outdoor activities lined up this semester, students are bound to find something that they love! 

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