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.

Take a Fall Course!

Expand your knowledge of the outdoors and leadership skills by taking one of these Outdoor Adventure one-credit courses. Expanding and enhancing your time outdoors have many benefits: physical fitness, mental well-being, improved focus, social interaction, and much more. 

Learn more about skill development offerings from IU Outdoor Adventures. 

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.

Please note: Open hours for gear rental are temporarily suspended. 

Rent or buy outdoor gear
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