Outdoor Center

Prepare for your next outdoor trip with a visit to the Outdoor Center. You'll find all the outdoor gear you need to make your trip worry-free and memorable. Choose from a great selection of high quality equipment at budget-conscious prices. 

Location and Contact Information

Gregory Gym 2.104
Phone: 512.471.8047


Fall 2019 Operating Hours
August 28-December 9 Hours
Monday-Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Final Exams Operating Hours
December 10-18 Hours
Monday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Closures:
  • September 2
  • November 27-December 1
  • December 19-January 20 

General Information
  • All rental equipment and resource materials are available to UT students, UT students who have purchased a RecSports Interim Student Summer Pass and UT faculty/staff with a current RecSports membership. A valid UT ID is required. 
  • Reservations may be made in person up to 10 days in advance at the Outdoor Center. The full rental fee must be paid upon making a reservation.
  • Equipment not reserved is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Ready to reserve gear? 
  • Visit the Outdoor Center up to 10 days in advance to reserve equipment.  The full rental fee must be paid upon making a reservation.
  • To reserve equipment using an Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT), please complete the Outdoor Center IDT Form and submit in person to the Outdoor Center. When submitting this form, you reserve the equipment and complete a rental contract. 
  • Your rental gear can be picked up the day your rental begins. 
  • We ask you to check over the equipment you rent prior to leaving the Outdoor Center in case of any damage or missing parts that may have been overlooked. Once in your possession, proper use and care of the equipment is your responsibility. Please ask the Outdoor Center staff if you have any questions as to the proper use and care of the equipment.
  • Equipment must be returned to the Outdoor Center on time and in the condition it left or cleaning/late/damage fees may be charged.

Cancellations and Refunds


Rental Rates
Tents 1 Day 2-4 Days 5-8 Days
1-Person $8 $16 $24
2-Person $12 $24 $36
3-Person $14 $28 $42
6-Person $16 $32

$48

Climbing 1 Day 2-4 Days 5-8 Days
Climbing Shoes $3 $6 $9
Bouldering Crash Pad $5 $10

$15

Sleeping and Backpacks 1 Day 2-4 Days 5-8 Days
Sleeping Bag $7 $14 $21
Foam Sleeping Pad $3 $6 $9
Air Mattress Sleeping Pad $5 $10 $15
Internal Frame Backpack $9 $18 $27
Hammock $4 $8 $12
Camp and Kitchen 1 Day 2-4 Days 5-8 Days
2-Burner Propane Stove*

$6

$12

$18

1-Burner Propane Stove*

$4

$8

$12

LED Lantern

$4

$8

$12

Camp Chair

$5

$10

$15

Cook Kit

$4

$8

$12

Binoculars

$2

$4

$6

Headlamp

$4

$8

$12

Camp Roll Table

$5

$10

$15

Ice Chest

$5

$10

$15

Beverage Cooler - 5 Gallon

$3

$6

$9

Beverage Cooler - 10 Gallon

$5

$10

$15

Compass

$1

$2

$3

*Propane not included. Purchase 16.4 oz. propane tanks from the Outdoor Center for $5.

 

Sports Equipment 1 Day 2-4 Days 5-8 Days
Basketball $2 $4 $6
Football $2 $4 $6
Soccer Ball $2 $4 $6
Volleyball $2 $4 $6
Spikeball $4 $8 $12
Flag Football Belts (set of 10) $4 $8 $12
Flip Scores $2 $4 $6
Cones: Set of 8 (small or large) $3 $6 $9
Volleyball Net (just net) $4 $8 $12
Practice Jerseys (set of 10) $4 $8 $12  

Cancellation Dates and Refund Eligibility

 

Eligible For

Monday Reservation

Tuesday Reservation

Wednesday Reservation

Thursday Reservation

Friday Reservation

Full Refund Minus $10 Administrative Fee

Cancel by previous Monday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Tuesday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Wednesday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Thursday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Friday by 6:00pm

50% Refund*

Cancel by previous Wednesday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Thursday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Friday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Monday by 6:00pm

Cancel by previous Tuesday by 6:00pm

No Refund

After previous Wednesday by 6:00pm

After previous Thursday by 6:00pm

After previous Friday by 6:00pm

After previous Monday by 6:00pm

After previous Tuesday by 6:00pm

​*The $10 administrative fee is not applied to 50% refunds.