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FAQs - Outdoor Pursuits

Where is the Outdoor Pursuits located?
Outdoor Pursuits is located on the bottom floor of the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center in Room #1. When you enter the Ambler SRFC, make your way downstairs. Once downstairs, follow the sign to Outdoor Pursuits, Room #1.
How much does equipment cost to rent?
Equipment is minimally priced for daily, weekend, or weekly rates. See price list for prices.
Can I reserve equipment?
Yes. You can reserve equipment up to one week in advance. This is recommended on very popular weekends and before University holidays.
Can I reserve equipment on the phone?
No. You must come to the Outdoor Pursuits during normal operating hours and fill out a Rental Agreement and pay for your reserved equipment.
How long can I reserve equipment?
Equipment can be rented for daily, weekend, or weekly time frames. You can pay an additional daily rate to rent it for longer periods of time.
Can I rent equipment for my friend if I have her ID?
No. You must be present at time of reservation and rental. You can only use your own ID and can only pick up equipment under your own name.
Can faculty and staff rent equipment?
Yes. Equipment rental is open to the University of Kansas Campus Community.
If I do not reserve equipment can I just come in and rent equipment out?
Yes. Equipment is available on a first-come-first-serve basis unless it has been reserved and paid for.
I am going camping with a group how much equipment can I rent?
Contact Outdoor Pursuits at outdoorpursuits@ku.edu or 785-864-1843 for group rentals.
If my friend reserves equipment can I pick it up for him?
No. The individual who reserves the equipment must pay for it at time of reservation and must be the one to sign for it at pickup. This prevents any problems that may arise with broken, lost, or stolen equipment.
Should I try out my equipment before I use it?
Yes. Outdoor Pursuits checks all equipment before issuing; but it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with set up and use of stoves, tents, and other equipment.
What if I find a broken piece of equipment while checking my equipment?
Equipment breaks from time to time. Let an Outdoor Pursuits staff know as soon as you discover the problem. Outdoor Pursuits will try to replace the equipment if possible. It is recommended that you and Outdoor Pursuit’s staff set up all equipment to avoid any of these types of problems.
What happens if I accidentally break a piece of equipment while using it?
Charges will be assessed if neglect, abuse, or misuse of equipment is determined.
Can I return another individuals equipment with my own?
No, the individual who rented the equipment is responsible for returning his or her own equipment.
If I return another individuals equipment, with a different number than I rented, can I get credit for it?
No. You must return the inventory number that you signed for. If you return a different number it will be returned to the person with that number. You will still be responsible for your individual equipment.
What happens if I lose my equipment?
You can pay by check, cash or credit card to Outdoor Pursuits. You will be contacted by the Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator for payment.
Do I need to wash my sleeping bag before I return it?
Please do not wash sleeping bags. We disinfect all bags and wash them in a special washing machine. A liner is checked out with all sleeping bags. This is washed before every checkout.
What if I return equipment late?
All equipment must be retuned on the return date. A charge will be assessed each day that the equipment is late. Up to the replacement cost of the equipment.
Can I return wet or dirty equipment?
It is recommended that you hang and dry all equipment before return. If equipment is extremely wet or dirty a $15.00 cleaning fee per item will be charged.

Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Monday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight

Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Tuesday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Wednesday: 5:30 a.m. - Midnight

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12

Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: By Appt. Only (outdoorpursuits@ku.edu)

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.17-5.12
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