Backpacking The Outdoor Recreation program includes five main areas – outdoor trips/seminars, community service, equipment rental, and Morgantown DIY Outdoors. The variety of programs appeals to everyone from children to adults. Beginner to advanced skill level programming is offered.

The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located in the free zone of the Student Recreation Center, is the hub of the Adventure West Virginia department. The ORC offers a variety of information, including books, maps, and brochures about our programs as well as adventure gear rentals and other outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state of West Virginia and beyond.

Contact the ORC

Outdoor Rec Center Hours


  • Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
  • Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays, WVU holidays and home football games. Break and summer hours vary and will be posted  

Summer – Beginning May 4

  • Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
  • Saturday and Sunday – Closed
  • Closed WVU holidays