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Outdoors Rental Program

people on outdoor hikeUTHSC Outdoor Adventures provides rental gear for the UTHSC community and all UTHSC Campus Recreation members. Our rental gear includes many of your watersports needs along with camping and backpacking equipment. Deposits are required on all gear, see below for more information.

To rent gear, please contact us at 901-448-5973.

Rental Policies

  • Rental reservations are required.
  • All rental reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Day of rentals are not permitted.
  • After reservations are made, a pick-up time slot must be reserved in the UTHSC Online Portal.
  • Reservations for weekend rentals must be made in advance.
  • All rentals must be picked up and paid for M-F,  8am - 7pm. If items are picked up on Friday, the return date is Monday by noon. Weekend rental fees apply.
  • Please see the staff member located at the fitness center desk to sign the rental agreement and to pick up your gear.


  • Each equipment rental requires a deposit.
  • Deposits are $100 for a canoe or kayak; $50 for all other rental items.
  • Deposits must be in the form of a check, separate from your rental payment.
  • UTHSC Campus Recreation will return the deposit once the rental equipment has been returned and is determined to be in good condition.

Additional Fees

  • Late fees will be incurred for each piece of equipment not returned by the expected rental date at the building closing time; late fees are equivalent to one day’s rental fee per day late.
  • Damage fees will be assessed by UTHSC Campus Recreation staff upon the return of your rental equipment; damage fees include wear beyond normal use wear and tear.
  • Deposits will be returned after an on site spot check, however The UTHSC Campus Recreation staff has a period of 48 hours to review gear for damage. Renters will be held responsible for any damage found regardless of whether or not deposits have been returned.
  • Lost or stolen items will be assessed at replacement value; the participant will be notified of the cost by an Outdoor Adventures staff member.
May 24, 2024