Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)


Fall 2020 Hours (August 20th through November 23rd)

Monday 2PM - 8PM
Thursday 2PM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Tues/Weds, weekends, maintenance periods, holidays, Spring Break, and for special events. Hours subject to change.
Please note that equipment may only be picked up during operating hours.

Starting in the Fall 2018 semester, the ORC will only accept credit cards for payment (no cash or checks).

Location: lower level -- 144 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
Telephone: 706-542-4677
Email: outdoors@uga.edu 

Gear Reservations and Curbside Pick-up and Drop-off

  • Gear Reservation and appointments for pick-up can be made up to 1 week in advance here.
  • Outdoor equipment is available for rent by appointment and curbside pickup on Thursdays from 2pm-8pm and Fridays from 10am-6pm (not available holidays or during special events).
  • Outdoor equipment can be returned curbside on Mondays from 2pm-8pm.
  • The curbside location is in lot E09 by the state vehicle parking spaces when you first enter the lot.
  • For pickups or returns, when you arrive, call the Outdoor Recreation Center at 706-542-4677.
  • If you are renting, the staff member will check out the gear to you and take your credit card information over the phone.  They will then bring the gear out along with the credit card receipt and rental paperwork for signature.
  • If you are renting a boat or stand up paddle board, please review this video on how to tie down the boat with our provided cam straps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoOba_inAbY
  • If you are renting a tent, please allow 10 minutes to set up the tent to understand proper set up and familiarize yourself with all components. 
  • After equipment is returned it will be cleaned and disinfected or cleaned and isolated for 72 hours for those items that can be damaged by chemicals i.e. tents and paddling gear.

Parking for Equipment Loading and Unloading

  • Renters are responsible for picking up & returning equipment during ORC scheduled hours of operation. As there are no designated spaces for long term ORC parking, renters must call the ORC to arrange large equipment (canoe, kayak, bulky equipment) pick-up & return in order to keep time to a minimum. Special arrangements for boating equipment pickup & return in the back lot of Ramsey (E09) are possible. A pay lot adjacent to the East Campus Parking Deck is available for a nominal fee. The ORC is not responsible for any parking citation received by renters.

List of Gear

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Cathy Stedman, Assistant Director

Dave Rector, Coordinator

Ryan Edwards, Graduate Assistant


PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation

Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description

Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.