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Rental Hours (Spring Semester 2021)

Monday - Friday: 10:00am until 6:00pm (By Reservation Only)  

Hello Outdoor Recreation Center Customers!  

We are happy to announce that starting Wednesday January 27th, the Outdoor Recreation Center will be open and taking your rental requests. We want to stress that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to modify our rental operations and we will not be able to accommodate walk in rentals at this time. Our main goal is your/and our staff’s safety, and as such we have created a system that will allow for you to schedule your rental and pick it up from our facility quickly and efficiently. Please take a moment to read the highlighted items below and review our attached Outdoor Recreation Center Rental Instructions document to help you through the process. 

Given the high volume of rental requests and to give our customers a better understanding of our weekly rental timelines please be advised that the time you select to pick up your equipment does not guarantee that equipment will be available at that time. Due to the fact that we will be renting equipment throughout the week it is important that customers understand that we will pull your equipment at 12:00pm (noon) the day before your scheduled time and reservation. We will be inherently busier the closer we move towards the weekend and it is important to note that if you have signed up for a time slot that is later in the afternoon on Friday, there is a chance that we may run out of equipment

To be clear: The day by which you register for your time slot is not the placeholder for when your equipment is pulled, however the day and time that you select to come in is. An example of this would be to select a day and time on Thursday afternoon would have a better chance at weekend rentals than a time on Friday afternoon. The customer who signs up to pick up their equipment on the Thursday afternoon would have to pay an additional day rate but it would give them more of a chance at getting equipment than if they waited until Friday afternoon. 
  • Go to  WVUGO to begin the process of renting equipment at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Once there you will find a list of programs (rental times) that you can select for when you can come and pick up your rental.
  • There are 6 available registration spots per hour and we will be open from10:00am - 6:00pm giving customers 48 available spots per day to process their rental.
  • Customers will only be able to register for a time slot up until the day before and registrations will close for a given day the night before that day at midnight. We will not be able to process "day of" rental requests at this time.  
  • These dates and times will only be available for the current week of rentals and customers will only be able to reserve a pickup one week at a time. The week's rental availability will autoload each Friday at 6pm for the following week's rentals.
  • Rental fees will be streamlined to help customers with the process of picking up their rental. Therefore the day that you select will act as the day that your rental period begins. An example of this would be if you selected Thursday at 10:00am - 11:00am for your pickup time and you would be returning on Monday, the rental fee would be a one day rental rate (for Thursday) + the weekend rental rate (for Friday - Monday at 6pm). 
  • It is important that you not only select a date and time on WVUGO but that you also open the "RegistrationConfirmation_YourName.pdf" file that will be sent to you via email. Once you have opened this file you must click the Qualtrics link enclosed and fill out the Outdoor Recreation Center Rental Request Form.  
  • By filling out this form and submitting, it will then be sent to one of our Program Support managers to begin pulling your equipment and getting your rental ready for your pickup. We will not be offering walk-in rentals at this time. You will need to go to WVUGO to schedule a time when you will come in to pick up your equipment. 
  • If you reserve this equipment and do not pick up your rental equipment at the scheduled date and time, the Outdoor Recreation Center reserves the right to return your equipment to our available inventory. Due to limited access to the Outdoor Recreation Center and your/our staff's safety it is very important that you pick a date and time that works for your schedule. The time you select is important because it will be the only time you will be able to pick up your rental on that given day. 
  • Please see this attached Outdoor Recreation Center Rental Reservation Instructions document to help you through the steps to completing your reservation with us today!
    • Renters are not permitted to use the main Student Rec Center entry points. These access points are restricted due COVID-19 testing. The only way to access the Outdoor Recreation Center will be by scheduled appointment time and walk-up rentals will not be permitted at this time. 
      • Who Can Rent?

        A variety of quality outdoor gear is available for rental. West Virginia University students, faculty, staff, affiliated employees, and their families are eligible to rent our equipment. A Mountaineer Card must be presented in order to rent.

        Rental Fees

        Rental Prices (pdf). 

        Equipment and Pricing

        Summer Gear

        Backpacks
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Internal Frame  $4.50 $7.50 $8.00 $11.50 $15.50 $18.00 $22.00 $3.50
        Bicycles
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Comfort Bicycles $8.50 $14.00 $14.50 $22.00 $29.00 $34.00 $41.00 $7.00
        Mountain Bike $17.50 $28.00 $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $70.00 $84.00 $14.00
        Bike Rack  $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50
        Child Carrier/Trailer $8.00 $13.00 $13.75 $20.50 $27.25 $32.00 $38.50 $6.50
        Sleeping Bags
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        SB - Summer (40°)  $4.00 $6.50 $7.00 $10.25 $13.75 $16.00 $19.25 $3.25
        SB - 3-Season (25°)  $4.50 $7.50 $8.00 $11.50 $15.50 $18.00 $22.00 $3.50
        SB - Winter (0-5°)  $5.50 $9.00 $9.50 $14.00 $18.75 $22.00 $26.50 $4.50
        Sleeping Pads  $1.00 $1.75 $2.00 $2.75 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $0.75
        Stoves, Pots, & Water Filtration
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Backpacking Stove $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50
        2 Burner Camp Stove $3.50 $5.75 $6.00 $9.00 $12.00 $14.00 $17.00 $3.00
        Pot Set  $1.00 $1.75 $2.00 $2.75 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $0.75
        Platypus Gravity Filter $3.00 $4.50 $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $2.00
        Tents & Tarps
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        6-Person Tent $10.00 $16.00 $17.00 $25.50 $34.00 $40.00 $48.00 $8.00
        4-person Tent $8.00 $13.00 $13.75 $20.50 $27.25 $32.00 $38.50 $6.50
        3-person Tent $6.50 $10.50 $11.00 $16.75 $22.00 $26.00 $31.25 $5.25
        2-person Tent $5.25 $8.00 $8.50 $15.00 $20.00 $24.00 $28.00 $4.75
        Tarp $4.50 $7.50 $8.00 $11.50 $15.50 $18.00 $22.00 $3.50
        Expedition Tarp $5.50 $9.00 $9.50 $14.00 $18.75 $22.00 $26.50 $4.50
        Hammock $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50
        Water Sports Gear
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Canoes $17.50 $28.00 $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $70.00 $84.00 $14.00
        Boat Carrier  $1.50 $2.50 $2.75 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.25 $1.25
        Kayak 2 Person $17.50 $28.00 $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $70.00 $84.00 $14.00
        Kayak Rec.  $14.00 $22.50 $24.00 $35.75 $47.75 $56.00 $67.25 $11.25
        S.U.P $13.00 $21.00 $23.00 $33.25 $44.25 $52.00 $62.50 $10.50
        Dry Bag Sm/Med $1.00 $1.75 $2.00 $2.75 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $0.75
        Dry Bag Large $2.50 $4.00 $4.25 $6.50 $8.50 $10.00 $12.00 $2.00
        Wet Suit/ Booties $5.50 $9.00 $9.50 $14.00 $18.75 $22.00 $26.50 $4.50
        Splash Top  $2.50 $4.00 $4.25 $6.50 $8.50 $10.00 $12.00 $2.00
        Other Activities
        Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Slacklines $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50

        Equipment and Pricing

        Winter Sports Gear

        Downhill Ski Gear
        Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Downhill Ski Package $10.00 $16.00 $24.50 $24.50 $38.00 $50.00 $60.00 $75.00 $16.00
        Skis  $6.00 $10.00 $15.00 $16.00 $23.00 $31.00 $37.00 $44.00 $7.50
        Ski Boots  $3.50 $4.75 $7.50 $8.00 $12.00 $16.00 $18.75 $22.75 $3.75
        Ski Poles $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $4.50 $6.00 $8.00 $10.00 $12.00 $1.00
        Snowboarding Gear
        Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Snowboard Package  $9.50 $15.00 $23.00 $23.00 $35.00 $45.00 $55.00 $70.00 $15.00
        Snowboard Boots $3.00 $4.00 $7.00 $7.75 $10.00 $14.75 $17.25 $21.00 $3.50
        Snowboard $6.00 $10.00 $15.00 $16.00 $23.00 $31.00 $37.00 $44.00 $7.50
        X-country Ski Gear
        Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        X-Country Ski Package  $5.00 $7.25 $12.50 $12.50 $18.50 $24.75 $29.00 $35.00 $12.50
        X-Country Skis $3.75 $5.75 $9.25 $10.00 $14.75 $19.75 $23.00 $27.75 $4.75
        X-Country Ski Boots $2.50 $3.50 $5.75 $6.25 $9.25 $12.50 $19.00 $16.00 $3.00
        X-Country Ski Poles $1.50 $2.00 $3.75 $4.00 $6.00 $8.00 $10.00 $12.00 $2.00
        Winter Gear
        Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
        Helmet $3.75 $5.00 $8.50 $8.50 $12.75 $17.00 $20.00 $24.00 $4.00
        Snowshoes $3.00 $5.75 $10.00 $10.00 $14.75 $19.75 $23.00 $27.75 $4.75

        Additional Charges

        Any gear that is returned dirty or wet can be cleaned or dried by the renter at the rental center, a cleaning fee of $10 will be charged otherwise. If gear is returned damaged, a repair fee will be charged. If gear is lost or destroyed, a replacement fee will be charged. A list of applicable fees is available at the rental center. We take pride in our equipment and you should to. The Outdoor Recreation Center reserves the right to charge you the customer for damages, broken equipment, and theft of equipment when it is in your possession.