Ducks Live for the Outdoors

Whether you are a newbie or an experienced explorer, the Outdoor Program is excited to introduce you to the many wonders in Oregon and beyond. We offer a variety of all-levels group outings, bike rides, classes and clinics, and service projects led by Outdoor Program student staff and trip initiators.

OP Outing or Common Adventure Trip—what’s the difference? OP Outings are group outings led by knowledgeable Outdoor Program staff who are very familiar with the activity or area. OP Outings are entry-level, led instead of consensus-based, and do not last overnight. Common Adventure Trips are adventures planned and led by students and community members who have taken our Trip Initiator Clinic. Common Adventure Trips operate on a group-consensus, decision-making process and tend to vary in difficulty. Some are easy and require little to no experience, while others are technical and require more experience.

Students are automatically members of the Outdoor Program, so take advantage of our low-cost outings and trips and try out a new activity.

Type of Events

CLINICS AND CLASSES
Learn a range of outdoor basics from raft guiding and snow shelters to mushroom picking.

OP OUTINGS
Outings include everything from hikes and bike rides to kayaking and visits to hot springs, led by our staff.

COMMON ADVENTURE TRIPS
Cooperative travel for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels—planned and led by students like you.

OP EVENTS
Movie premiers, guest speakers, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, and more.

SERVICE PROJECTS
Environmental restoration such as beach clean-up, Hendricks Park trail restoration, and more.

BIKE PROGRAM
Your hub for all things bike related—a DIY workspace, repair stations, classes, rides, and rentals.

 

Sep 28
Outdoor Program New UO Student Open House! Free Trips Sign Up! Bike Sale, and More!5:00 p.m.

  New to the UO? Join the Outdoor Program Wednesday evening to sign up for FREE TRIPS, a used bike sale, and a friendly community of students to start your college career...
September 28 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

 

New to the UO? Join the Outdoor Program Wednesday evening to sign up for FREE TRIPS, a used bike sale, and a friendly community of students to start your college career off right! These trips are a great way to learn about the local area, meet other students in casual outdoor settings, and to learn more about how to get involved with the Outdoor Program! Snacks and S'Mores!

Wednesday, Week 1, Sept. 28, 5:00-7:00 - FREE, but be there early - trips are first come, first serve, sign ups!

Sep 30
New UO Student Trips - WOW Paddle Board Tripsnoon

Join us for some paddle board trips to discover more about what Eugene has to offer! We will have several paddle boarding opportunities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All...
September 30 noon–6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us for some paddle board trips to discover more about what Eugene has to offer! We will have several paddle boarding opportunities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All equipment provided, some free ones locally, some inexpensive options further out of town.

MUST COME TO THE OP OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 5-7 pm; OP Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th

Space limited, first come, first serve!

Sep 30
New UO Student Trips - WOW Inflatable Kayaking Trips2:00 p.m.

Join us for an inflatable kayaking trip in town on the Willamette River, and discover more about what Eugene has to offer! We will have several floats on Friday, Saturday, and...
September 30 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us for an inflatable kayaking trip in town on the Willamette River, and discover more about what Eugene has to offer! We will have several floats on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All equipment provided!

MUST COME TO THE OP OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 5-7pm; OP Rental Barn to sign up, 1225 E. 18th

Free - space limited, first come, first serve!

Sep 30
Week of Welcome for UO students-Free Bike Trips2:00 p.m.

Join us for a bike ride to discover more about what Eugene has to offer! We will have four different bike rides, Friday, Saturday, and two on Sunday. The use of personal bikes is...
September 30 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us for a bike ride to discover more about what Eugene has to offer! We will have four different bike rides, Friday, Saturday, and two on Sunday. The use of personal bikes is encouraged but the Bike Program will provide bikes and helmets if needed!

MUST COME TO THE OP OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 5-7 pm; OP Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th

Free - space limited, first come, first serve!

Sep 30
New UO Student Trips - Hike the Butte for Sunset!6:00 p.m.

Sunset Hike on the Butte! New to the UO? Join the Outdoor Program Wednesday evening to sign up for free hiking trips and a friendly community of students to start your college...
September 30 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Sunset Hike on the Butte! New to the UO? Join the Outdoor Program Wednesday evening to sign up for free hiking trips and a friendly community of students to start your college career off right! These trips are a great way to learn about the local area, meet other students in casual outdoor settings, and to learn more about how to get involved with the Outdoor Program! 

Sign ups are at our open house Wednesday, September 28, 5 PM - FREE, but be there early - trips are first come, first serve sign ups! 1225 E.18th

Oct 3
Outdoor Program Activity Night - Games, Videos, Popcorn and Friends!6:00 p.m.

Come to the Outdoor Program's EMU space to hang out, play some games, drink some hot cocoa, and meet some fun folk! Most Mondays from 6-8pm. Free for all students!
October 3 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008, Outdoor Program Lobby, next to 13th Ave

Come to the Outdoor Program's EMU space to hang out, play some games, drink some hot cocoa, and meet some fun folk!

Most Mondays from 6-8pm. Free for all students!

Oct 4
UO Transportation Day10:00 a.m.

Bike lights, helmets and locks, oh my! The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will be hosting its annual Transportation Day with other local transportation-based organization...
October 4 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
In front of Lillis on Condon Lawn and 13th Ave

Bike lights, helmets and locks, oh my!

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will be hosting its annual Transportation Day with other local transportation-based organization on Condon Lawn in front of Lillis Business Complex. This event will highlight various transportation options and more information on how students and community members can navigate to campus and around Eugene.

The Office of Sustainability, LTD, City of Eugene, Cascadia Mobility, UO Transportation Services, and more will be offering materials and resources to aid in making transportation more accessible to the Eugene community. Stop by for free bike repairs, free bike lights, bike share demos, and a chance to win some prizes by entering the raffle! 

Oct 8
Swimming and Riverside Clean-Up!11:00 a.m.

Join the OP and help clean up Autzen Footbridge - the most popular swimming spot for students on the Willamette River!  We will be using bikes and trailers to clean up this...
October 8 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the OP and help clean up Autzen Footbridge - the most popular swimming spot for students on the Willamette River!  We will be using bikes and trailers to clean up this section of campus along the river! Sign up at the OP - Free, but Space is limited! 11am-2pm - meet at OP Rental Barn, 1225 East 18th (corner of 18th and University).

Oct 11
Bike School5:30 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction from Bike Program mechanics. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road,...
October 11–November 15
OP Bike Program, EMU Room 008 on 13th Avenue, 008, OP Bike Shop, next to 13th Street

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction from Bike Program mechanics. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike including lessons on flat fixes, hub overhauls, wheel truing, bottom brackets, brakes, drivetrains, and derailleurs. This class does not cover hydraulic or electric systems. Despite this limitation, all bikes are welcome. Sign up at the OP by calling or coming in person - SPACE IS LIMITED - SIGN UP EARLY! M-F 12-5

Oct 12
FTW (Femme, Trans, Womyn Identifying Folk) Bike School5:30 p.m.

Have the material and psychic conditions of capitalist patriarchy prevented you from being the confident, nerdy bicycle mechanic you would love to be? Calling femmes, women,...
October 12–November 16
OP Bike Shop; EMU Room 008 on 13th, 008, OP Bike Shop, next to 13th Street

Have the material and psychic conditions of capitalist patriarchy prevented you from being the confident, nerdy bicycle mechanic you would love to be? Calling femmes, women, trans, non-binary, and other gender diverse humans wanting to learn (or learn more) about the joys of bicycle maintenance!!! FTW (Femmes/Trans/Women) Bike School Fall ‘22 will be happening at the Bike Program Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, October 12th (week 3) to November 16th (week 8). This six-week course covers topics including fixing flats, wheel hub overhauls, wheel truing, brake adjustments, drivetrains, and derailleurs. Some scholarships will be available. Reach out to bikes@uoregon.edu if you have any questions!

Oct 12
Trip Initiator Clinic6:00 p.m.

Want to get more involved with the Outdoor Program and initiate your own trips? Come to our Trip Initiator Clinic and learn the ins and outs of our Common Adventure program. In...
October 12 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
OP Rental Barn, (corner of 18th and University: OP Rental Barn)

Want to get more involved with the Outdoor Program and initiate your own trips? Come to our Trip Initiator Clinic and learn the ins and outs of our Common Adventure program. In this session, we will be going over how to plan and initiate your own trip as well as our Common Adventure philosophy and liability.
No sign-ups required and this event is free!
Date: Oct 12, Wed; Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Where: OP Rental Barn

Oct 12
Kayak Pool Session - practice kayaking in the pool7:00 p.m.

Practice kayaking in the Rec Center pool, and meet other kayakers! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions! Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Call the OP to pay and reserve your spot -...
October 12–November 16
Rec Center Pool

Practice kayaking in the Rec Center pool, and meet other kayakers! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions! Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm. Call the OP to pay and reserve your spot - SPACE IS LIMITED! 541-346-4371. $6 with your own boat, $10 if you want to use one of our kayaks.

Oct 21
Mushroom Identification Clinic6:00 p.m.

Fall is in full swing and so are the mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest! Get to know some of these fungi at our in-house ID clinic. Listen to Ed Fredette and get hands-on with...
October 21 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Fall is in full swing and so are the mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest! Get to know some of these fungi at our in-house ID clinic. Listen to Ed Fredette and get hands-on with some freshly foraged mushrooms.

 

This event is free and for UO students, staff and faculty only. No sign up needed!

Oct 22
Mushroom Identification Field Trip9:00 a.m.

Join the Outdoor Program and the expertise of Ed Fredette on a mushroom foraging outing! We will drive to a nearby forest and look for mushrooms, and learn some basic...
October 22 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the Outdoor Program and the expertise of Ed Fredette on a mushroom foraging outing! We will drive to a nearby forest and look for mushrooms, and learn some basic identification techniques, and see lots of different types of fungi. 

 

Sign ups required, and space is VERY limited! $15. Call or come into the OP to sign up, M-F noon-5 p.m. (541-346-4371).