Whitewater rafting trip participants group photo

Outdoor Pursuits 

Outdoor Pursuits is UIU’s outdoor recreation program. Every semester there are a variety of outdoor activities and trips organized and offered to all UIU students at zero expense to a very small fee. The trips are a great opportunity to get out and see what there is to do in the area and to spend time with or make new friends. All skill levels are invited to participate. Instruction and lessons will be provided as needed. 


Same hours as the UIU Recreation Center

Sign-Up Now For One Of Our Adventure Trips!

All participants must sign a waiver and medical release form before engaging in any activities offered by Outdoor Pursuits. The costs of these activities vary, depending on the duration and type of activity. Transportation is provided. Sign-up is on a first come first served basis. 

Outdoor Pursuits

Rental Equipment

The Outdoor Pursuits program also provides a variety of outdoor recreation equipment that is available to rent at no charge to UIU students. To checkout or return equipment stop by the front desk of the UIU recreation center during open hours.

Items available for rent include: Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, rollerblades, skateboards, longboards, grills, coolers, backpacks, canoes, kayaks, life jackets, paddles, wet suits, dry bags, throw bags, car carriers, bikes, helmets, locks, sleds, ice skates, frisbees, lawn games, fishing supplies, and more!

Bike rentals must be returned by the end of the day in order to preserve the quality of the bicycles. There is no limit to the number of times a bike can be checked out so if needed for another day it can be checked out again the next morning. All equipment rentals other than a bike must be returned within 2 business days. On the due date the equipment can be renewed if there is an interest in checking it out for a longer time period. There is a late fee of $10 per day, for up to 3 days, if an item is not returned on the due date. After 3 days a charge will be assessed for the full value of the equipment. A cleaning charge of $5/hour will be charged if equipment if returned dirty. 

Fayette Recreation Trails

Enjoy walking or biking one of Fayette's multi-use trails.

Download Fayette Recreation Trails Map (pdf)


Checkout and Outdoor Clubs
Director of Campus Recreation:
Office: Rec Center  
Office Phone: 563-425-5370
Email: cushionl@uiu.edu  

Events and Student Trips
Assistant Dean of Student Life
Daryl Grove
Office: Student Center 214
Office Phone: 563-425-5209
Email: groved@uiu.edu

Outdoor Pursuits