Outdoor Recreation Program

Joining students to adventure, creation, and community. The ORP connects students to outdoor activities by offering gear rentals and outdoor realted programs.

Welcome back to SPU for Spring Quarter!

Outdoor Recreation Program

Located in the ASSP office in the Student Union Building

Contact: Chris Herron, ORP Coordinator

Phone: 206.281.2755

Email: Outdoor@spu.edu


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Spring Quarter Office Hours:

  • Monday – 2pm-4pm
  • Tuesday – 9am-11:30am; 1pm-2pm
  • Wednesday – 1pm-4pm
  • Thursday – 9am-2pm
  • Friday – 1pm-4pm
  • You must return gear during the scheduled time. Office hours may change quarter to quarter based on the ORC’s class schedule. If a student does not have the ability to go to the office during hours, the student may contact the ORC at Outdoor@spu.edu  206.281.2755 to set up an appointment. The ORC reserves the right to deny appointments outside of scheduled hours. Those checking out gear are responsible for its safe return but do not have to be present during return (you can ask a trusted friend to return your gear).

    Vertical World Rock Climbing Passes!

    Spring Quarter passes are here! Get active this quarter and meet new people at a local climbing gym just 5 minutes away from campus! Come into the ORP Office to buy your $30 pass (cash or check). Passes will be effective beginning April 2nd and will extend through finals week. Monthly student passes directly from Vertical World are no longer available and passes directly with Vertical World now cost $75 a month. Save money and sign up with ORP!

    Get Belay Certified This Quarter!

    The Outdoor Recreation Program is excited to further partner with Vertical World to offer Belay Certification Classes! In these classes of up to 6 people, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to fit a harness, tie a figure 8 knot, and proper belay techniques. After completing the 2 hour class and retesting your skills a few weeks later, you’ll be permanently certified to top rope in the gym!

    These SPU-student only classes will take place the week of April 14-18 at the following times:

    Monday 14 | 2pm
    Tues 15 | 10am
    Wed 16 | 6pm
    Thurs 17| 2pm
    Fri 18 | 2pm

    Vertical World can take up to 6 people per class. Simply come by the ORP office to sign up! Cost is $35.

    Take advantage of this great offer and expand your climbing repertoire!