About OR

Each year, hundreds of new students enroll at Pacific Lutheran University hoping to have a memorable college experience. Outdoor Recreation strives to serve these students and the rest of the PLU community. Through weekend trips, educational opportunities, integrated course curriculum and on-campus programming, Outdoor Rec serves hundreds of students each year. A paid director to oversee the program, along with the help of 18 dedicated volunteer guides make this opportunity possible.

Trips are available to ALL students, staff and faculty and are designed to incorporate low-budget needs. Whether you are interested in joining your fellow Lutes on a guided trip, or are looking for additional information on how to experience the Pacific Northwest on your own, Outdoor Rec can serve you. We encourage you to stop by our office in the basement of Harstad or email us at outdoor@plu.edu and join us in a pursuit of high adventure. Thanks for taking the time to look at our website and we hope that this will provide you with useful information.

What does OR do?

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Skiing/ Snowboarding
  • Fishing
  • River Floating
  • Slideshows
  • Outdoor Presentations
  • Broomball
  • Bonfires
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Rentals
See our Calendar of Events to find out more about this week's adventure!



Did you know that OR has a large selection of rental gear available to the PLU community at a very affordable price. We have everything from sleeping bags to stoves and tents to snowshoes!  Click here for more information.

Pinnacle Peak, Mt Rainer NP

                           We climb this!

Moab, Utah

One of the many places we visit on our Spring Break Trip!