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As a service to the Vanderbilt community, the Outdoor Recreation program rents a variety of outdoor equipment to support our students, faculty, and staff in pursuing their own outdoor adventures. We maintain an inventory of diverse and quality equipment for your use and offer it at affordable rates!
To rent equipment, a Vanderbilt student or faculty/staff ID card must be presented. (Alumni may also rent, at slightly higher rates.) All rental fees must be paid at the time of the reservation or check out via cash, check, credit card, debit card, or the VANDERBILT COMMODORE CARD.
Late, Damaged, or Dirty Equipment Fees:
Additional fines will be assessed for late, damaged, lost, stolen or excessively dirty equipment. The renter takes full responsibility for the equipment signed out in his or her name. Late fees are the same amount as renting the gear for more days.
Reservation Policies and How To:
Equipment may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. No phone reservations are accepted. To place a reservation, renters must come in person to reserve and pay for the equipment in full. A reservation must be cancelled more than 42 hours in advance to receive a full refund and 18-42 hours in advance for a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than 18 hours in advance will receive no refund.
Special rules for Non-Vanderbilt people who want to rent. You must know someone who attends classes or works at Vanderbilt University or Vanderbilt Medical Center / Hospital.
1. Complete this Renter authorization for non-VU Form.
2. Submit a photocopy of the Vanderbilt affiliate’s driver’s license.
3. Bring form and copy of driver’s license to the ORC.
FOR MORE INFO: Call 615-343-8182 or stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), located at 2600 Children’s Way, behind the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.
ORC HOURS: Monday and Friday: 12 noon – 6 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 3-6 PM.
The ORC will be CLOSED on Thurs. Oct. 16 and Fri. Oct. 17 for Fall Break.
Special hours on Wed. Oct. 15: We will open at 12:15 pm and close at 6 pm.
All Fall Break Gear is due back on Monday, Oct. 20.
Rental Items and Fees: With Photos and Descriptions
- Cooking Gear
- Fuel Powered Equipment
- River Gear
- Sleeping Bags
- Tents & Tarps
- Other Camping Gear