Outdoor Pursuits

Welcome to Outdoor Pursuits!

Outdoor Pursuits (or OP, as we like to call ourselves) is your one stop shop for outdoor adventure on campus. There is no membership fee, and you don’t need any previous outdoor experience. Below you will find all the ways you can get involved:



Rental + Resource Center Hours



Monday 12pm-6pm
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-6pm
Friday 12pm-6pm


Climbing Wall Hours

Climbing Wall is currently open by reservation only! https://deaconrec.wfu.edu/ 





    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • What outdoor activities will be offered this semester?

    We will be offering many activities on campus which will be determined at a later date.

  • What will be different about outdoor activities this semester?

    The University is only permitting essential travel, so there will not be any off-campus outdoor recreation trips for the fall semester.  There will, however, be lots of opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation activities on-campus.  Check out the schedule of offering on the Outdoor Pursuits web page.

  • Will the climbing wall be open?

    While North Carolina remains under Phase II (gyms closed), the climbing wall will not be available.  Once NC moves to Phase III, the climbing wall will be reopened.

  • Will Bike Share be offered this semester?

    Absolutely!  Our popular bike share program that rents bikes to students to use for an entire semester will be operating again for fall semester.  For more information, check out the Bike Share web page.

  • Will outdoor gear rental be available this semester?

    Absolutely!  Virginia and the Carolinas offer a plethora of outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities.  And Outdoor Pursuits’ gear rental center has all the equipment you need to have a fun time in the great outdoors.  We’re even available to provide consultation if you need recommendations on where to go hike, bike, camp, canoe, kayak, or whatever if you  are using our gear or your own.  Check out the OP Gear Rental Center web page.