University Recreation



    Office Hours: Spring 2015  

    • Monday: 6pm-8pm
    • Tuesday: 2pm-6pm
    • Wednesday: 9am-12pm
    • Thursday: 2pm-6pm

    Other times may be available by appointment only, during Monday-Friday business hours (9am-5pm). Contact for assistance. 


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    OAR provides intentional outdoor recreational opportunities to the students of Seattle University, while enhancing leadership, building community, and exploring and caring for the beautiful landscape of the Northwest in the spirit adventure.

    The program strives to:

    • Develop responsible student leaders through experential learning that are commited to outdoor recreation, as well as risk management and environmental stewardship.
    • Promote an interest in outdoor recreation that encourages the lifelong physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual development of our students.
    • Provide inclusive opportunities for participants of all experience levels to foster community.

    Student Leaders plan and facilitate trips focused on these six programming areas:


    OAR provides a variety of outdoor gear available for rent by Seattle University students, faculty, and staff.


    "The mountains can be reached in all seasons. They offer a fighting chance to heart, soul and mind, both in summer and winter. If throughout time the youth of the nation accept the challenge the mountains offer, they will help keep alive in our people the spirit of adventure. The spirit is a measure of the vitality of both nations and men. A people who climb the ridges and sleep under the stars in high mountain meadow, who enter the forest and scale peaks, who explore glaciers and walk ridges buried deep in snow- these people will give their country some of the indomitabel spirit of the mountains." - William O. Douglas, of Men and Mountain

  • Contact OAR



    Esiminger Fitness Center
    Office 173
    550 14th Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98122