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PLU Outdoor Recreation

Welcome to Outdoor Rec! We are a club run wholly by students and are here to share our love of the outdoors and the amazing environment surrounding PLU. Tacoma is located between the Olympic Peninsula, the Puget Sound, and the Cascade Range – we are lucky to have so much opportunity! At OR, we help provide safe, fun access to these places and beyond in order to support our peers in fully engaging the wondrous world we find ourselves in.

Outdoor Rec serves hundreds of students each year in a wide variety of outdoor experiences from hiking to rock climbing to kayaking to biking and beyond. Trips are available to ALL students, staff and faculty and are designed to incorporate low-budget needs. However, we are not the only route to the outdoors – we want to help our peers become skilled in planning their own trips so that they can expand their abilities and continue in outdoor activities after graduation.

We encourage you to stop by our office in the basement of Harstad or email us at and join us in a pursuit of high adventure!

All of this is made possible by our team of student directors, volunteer student trip leaders, our staff advisor, and YOU! Thank you and see you outside!

Summer Office Hours

Monday-Friday                 8am-3pm

These hours are variable to change on a weekly basis, due to all of our staff going off on adventures.


Want to ramp up to the next level? New to Washington? Haven’t been hiking before? Something else? We can help!

Email us at!