Rental Information

Rental & Policy Information | Rental Appointment | Rental Hours | Equipment

Rental service is only available to Recreation Center Members.

The Outdoor Adventure Center resumes appointment only reservations, pick-ups, and returns January 10, 2022.
The OAC will remain closed for weekends. Please review our rental hours for current information on our service hours.

Our rental periods begin at 3 nights covering traditional Friday pick-ups with a Monday return with additional nights available as needed for your rental.

If you would like to inquire about equipment availability please contact us by email at


ROPE does not issue refunds in the event of patron cancellations. Cancellations made more than seven days prior to pick-up will be issued their rental form as credit for a future rental within six months. Patrons are responsible for retaining their rental form.

Patrons returning rental gear beyond its due date will be subject to late fees. Payment will be due upon the successful return of the gear. If the gear is not returned within two weeks of the rental due date, then the full retail value plus late fees will be charged. The renter's university account will be charged if payment is not made within seven days.

If the equipment is returned damaged or excessively dirty, the renter may be subject to additional fees. This includes the cost of materials required to fix the items. If equipment is damaged beyond repair, the full retail value of the item and shipping costs will be charged.

Individuals renting gear for an organized group are liable for all equipment listed in the rental.

Rice University assumes no responsibility for accidents or injuries resulting from the use of rented equipment.

Phone: 713-348-HIKE (4453)