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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.

Spring 2018 Trips
*This excursion has 3 mandatory clinics leading up to the date of activity

Excursions Date Time Member
Non Member
Horseback Riding
Fort Worth, TX
February 10
10am - 4pm
Caddo Lake, TX
April 14
8am - 6pm
Mineral Wells, TX
April 21 - 22
Hydrous Little Elm
May 11
11am - 3pm


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.

Spring 2018 Clinics

  • Slacklining - AC Aux Gym
    Thursday, January 25th
    7pm - 9pm
  • Campsite Setup* - RCW
    Thursday, February 8th
    2pm - 4pm
  • Teambuilding - AC Pool
    Tuesday, February 20th
    1pm - 4pm
  • Orienteering* - UTD Disc Golf Course
    Thursday, March 8th
    2pm - 4pm
  • Log Rolling - AC Pool
    Tuesday, March, 27th
    1pm - 4pm
  • Campfire Building* - UTD Sand VB Courts
    Thursday, April 12th
    7pm - 9pm

*Starred clinics are mandatory for individuals wanting to participate in the April camping excursion.*

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 — 4 - 5:30pm
  • Fridays Special Clinics ** — 1-4pm (Outdoors Also!)

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

Spring 2018 Hours

January 8th - April 29th

Tues & Thurs — 12pm-2pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs — 7pm-10pm
Fri — 6pm-9pm

Orientation times are as follows:

  • Tuesday (noon) — 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday (evening) — 7pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesday — 7pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday (noon) — 12pm-1pm
  • Thursday (evening) — *DOA
  • Friday — *DOA

*Depending on availability

Climbing Wall Closure Dates:

  • January 15 (MLK Day)
  • March 12-18 (Spring Break)
  • March 26 (Hiring Expo)

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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