IU Outdoor Adventures


Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the temporary suspension of in-person classes at IU Bloomington, the Outdoor Adventures Gear Shop and Bouldering Wall are closed and IUOA courses are now online.

Your guide to outdoor recreation in Bloomington and beyond

For more than 40 years, IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA) has provided the best in outdoor recreation to Indiana University. Since its founding in 1972 as a Union Board committee, IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love of the outdoors.

Film Festival
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Postponed

Grand Expeditions

  • France: Mountaineering - Postponed
    June 11-17
  • Switzerland:  Whitewater Rafting - Postponed
    June 24-30
  • Austria: Hiking Exploration - Postponed
    July 4-12
several young people and an instructor wearing cross country skis
two hikers looking up at a mountain
young woman in a kayak, floating on still water

Gear up

IUOA’s gear shop, located in Eigenmann Hall, has everything you need for a successful outdoor adventure. Rent or buy gear and equipment for camping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, and more.

Rent or buy outdoor gear
close up image of an indoor rock climbing grip