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RU Outdoors

RU Outdoors is the adventure programming component of the campus recreation program at Radford University. The mission of RU Outdoors is to provide outdoor adventures, promote healthy self-discovery, and unlock student leadership potential.

We are dedicated to providing challenging outdoor adventures to the Radford University community in the safest manner possible.  The organization offers a wide variety of weekday and weekend programs for students to participate. 

Offered programs include hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, mountain biking, climbing, scuba diving, skydiving, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, skiing and much more.  All trips, unless otherwise noted, are designed to meet the needs of beginner and intermediate level participants.

Fees include instruction, technical equipment, transportation to the activity site, and in most cases meals.  In addition to offering guided program trips, we also offer weekend equipment rentals for students.  Rental office staff can assist you in making plans, acquiring maps, and renting the necessary gear for many types of outdoor adventures. 

View our program schedule or rental equipment list online.  To register for a program, please stop by our office, which is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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