a group of female hikes look at a map during a backcountry hike

Get outside with the help of resources from the Outdoor Recreation Center

The Outdoor Recreation program includes five main areas – outdoor trips and seminars, community service, equipment rental and Morgantown DIY Outdoors. The variety of programs offered through the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) are designed for everyone from children to adults. Beginner to advanced skill level programming is offered year-round.

The ORC, located in the free zone of the Student Recreation Center, is the hub of Adventure West Virginia. The ORC offers a variety of educational materials and information including books, local 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

Spring/Fall (Begins 8/21/19)

  • 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.

End of Summer/Beginning of the Fall Semester

  • Closed August 17-20
  • All Canoes, Kayaks, SUP, Mountain Bikes and Comfort Bikes will be unavailable for rental (Used for Welcome Week).
  • Camping Gear can be rented on Fri. Aug. 16 and returned Wed. Aug. 21


  • Monday through Saturday – 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
  • Sunday – Closed
  • Closed WVU holidays- (Thur. July 4th- Closed)