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UREC Outdoors provides experiences on campus and througout North Texas beyond UT-Dallas. Travel with us on our excursions, learn new skills in our on-campus clinics, log roll, or rent some camping gear. Learn how to care for our earth, by following the principles of Leave No Trace.


Take a trip and experience life outside of UT-Dallas. Join us on one of our local trips led by a UREC staff member.

Fall 2017 Trips


Learn a new skill or improve your competency in all things outdoors. Ranging from using a compass, building a fire, slacklining, and dutch oven cooking.

Fall 2017 Clinics

  • Log Rolling - AC Pool
    Friday, September 22nd
    1pm - 3pm
  • Slacklining - AC Aux Gym
    Thursday, October 12th
    6pm - 8pm
  • Campfire Building - TBD
    Tuesday, November 14th
    7pm - 9pm

Log Rolling

Come out and join us and experience UREC's newest craze with our Key Log.

UTD's own #LogRoll Queen Stephanie Duong - Video

Key Log Rolling Beginner Lesson - Video

Open Roll Hours

- Wednesdays/Thursdays from 4 - 5:30pm

Climbing Wall

With more than 1,000 square feet of wall space, climbers of all levels can challenge themselves at one of eight climbing stations. Our facility provides bouldering, top-rope, and lead climbing. Let our professional staff introduce you to the thrill of climbing to improve your strength, balance, and coordination. We also offer great monthly events. (I.e. Costume Climb, Neon Night Climb)

All you need to do is sign a waiver, and we have the rest.

You can rent the following for free at our wall:
Belay Devices

Don't forget to Climb Safe

Fall 2017 Hours

August 21st - December 8th

Tues & Thurs 12Noon - 2PM
Mon & Fri 6PM -9PM
Tues, Wed, Thurs 7PM-10PM

The first week of the fall semester (Aug. 21-25) will be orientations only.

After the first week, orientations will be done Monday –Thursday during the first half of the open hours.

Closed Dates: Sept 4th (Labor Day) Nov 20-26 (Thanksgiving.)

Fall 2017 Competitions

September 28th – Speed Climbing
October 26th – Costume Climbing
November 30th – Bouldering

Camping Equipment

*Available at Rec Center West Only*

Equipment List & Rates

Item Daily Rate Retail Replacement
Camping Tarp - 9'x12' $2 $15
LED Lantern $2 $15
Ice Chest $3 $45
Hammock & Straps $3 Hammock - $70
Straps - $35
2-Person Tent $4 $70
4-Person Tent $5 $130
Sleeping Bag Package
(Bag, Liner, and Pad)
$5 Bag - $70
Liner - $40
Pad - $20


2-Person Package Daily Rate 4-Person Package Daily Rate
2 Sleeping Bag Packages
2-Person Tent
Camping Tarp
LED Lantern
Ice Chest
($21 Value)
4 Sleeping Bag Packages
4-Person Tent
Camping Tarp
LED Lantern
Ice Chest
($32 Value)


Late Fee - Items are considered late if not returned to Recreation Center West by closing on due date.  Daily rental rate/day/item up to 7 days.  After 7 days, see Damaged/Lost fee.

Damaged/Lost Fee - Equal to repair or retail replacement, plus shipping.

Dirty/Cleaning Fee - $10/item if deemed beyond "normal."

For full listing of policies, please see our Rules & Policies page.

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