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Recreation and Wellness

Gear Checkout and Adventure Trips

Our Gear Checkout program provides UNF students with the gear they need to get outdoors. Our program is free to active students with a valid Osprey ID. Let us help you plan your next trip!

For questions or more information about our program, contact our Adventure Trips and Gear Checkout Coordinator at (904) 620-5959.

Available Equipment

Items currently available for check-out: Sleeping bags, tents, pads, headlamps, stoves, coolers, hammocks, chairs, backpacks, canoes, paddleboards, kayaks, surfboards, car straps, and life jackets 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 12 PM - 5 PM


Lake Oneida and gear return both close at 4:30 PM

Closed during intersession and when the University is closed

Gear Checkout Policies


  • Gear check-out is only available to currently enrolled students
  • Items can be rented for day use on campus or up to 7 days off campus
  • Students may renew the gear if they bring the gear back along with their ID to extend their checkout. Anytime beyond those two weeks items are subject to late fees
  • Students are limited to one paddleboard or kayak per ID
  • Any and all damages must be noted prior to check-out
  • All equipment must be returned during regular operating hours and in person by the person that rented the gear. Any equipment returned or left at the rental counter during non-operating hours will not be returned and late fees will accumulate until the equipment is returned in person and during operating hours.
  • Camping on campus using Gear Checkout equipment or personal equipment is prohibited.

Late Returns

  • All late fees will be charged on student's MyWings accounts.
  • Late fees are $10.00 per day per items checked out.
  • If fees exceed 10 working days or total worth of equipment is established in late fees, the total amount for the gear will be charged to the respective myWings account.


  • Returned items are expected reasonably clean and dry
  • Do not wash or dry sleeping bags

Adventure Trips

Our Adventure Trips take place in the fall and spring semesters.

students white water rafting

students white water rafting Whitewater Rafting Trip

student rock climbing

student rock climbing Beginner Rock Climbing Trip

students at grand canyon

students at grand canyon Grand Canyon Hiking Trip