Outdoor Adventure

Policies & Procedures

Campus Recreation’s OA provides a variety of outdoor gear and sports equipment for check-out at no cost (a refundable Pirate Card deposit is required) to SU Community members.

Policies and Procedures for Check Out Equipment:

  • Campus Recreation’s OA only issues reserved gear through scheduled appointments. To check out equipment, please make a reservation for the gear by noon on the day prior to the desired pickup - online reservation form. If you come by without an appointment or miss your scheduled appointment, the equipment will not be available for you.
  • A $50 refundable deposit is required in conjunction with all equipment reservations. Campus Recreation’s OA will accept only charges to an SU Pirate Card (a balance of $50 or more is required).
  • Gear pickup will be from the Outdoor Adventure Center located in the Howry Center.
  • Gear must be returned to the same location of the Outdoor Adventure Center within the arranged return time window. All returns will be by 4:00 pm on the Monday following a weekend checkout, unless arrangements for a later return are made in advance.
  • Campus Recreation’s OA will not accept any gear that is returned excessively dirty. Campus Recreation’s OA will not return your deposit until the equipment has been properly cleaned by you.
  • If gear is returned on time and in a satisfactory state, Campus Recreation’s OA will return the deposit in full.
  • Campus Recreation’s OA reserves the right to assess fees for loss/damage appropriate to the retail replacement cost of the gear.
  • To check out equipment, please make a reservation for the gear by noon on the day prior to the desired pickup - online reservation form.

E-mail outdoor@southwestern.edu or call 512-863-1555 for more info.