UMW Outdoor Recreation program is one of the newest additions to the Campus Recreation portfolio. This department provides UMW students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to explore the beautiful state of Virginia while being physically and mentally active. The program offers educational and recreational opportunities for the UMW community to engage with the outdoors and become a environmental conscience citizen. At its core, the Outdoor Recreation department practices and adheres to the Leave No Trace principles and encourages all of its participants to practice it as well.
The UMW Outdoor Recreation department looks to organizes a variety of adventures to indulge every level of outdoor adventurous person from the UMW community. The program in collaboration with the Fitness Center staff operates the Outdoor Recreation Rental Center. The program acts as a resource on campus for all things outdoor recreation through its Outdoor Recreation Resource Center. Additionally, in association with the UMW Summer Orientation program, the Outdoor Recreation program organizes a Summer Orientation Adventure Program to provide incoming freshman with a very fruitful and rewarding experience. Click on the links below to learn more.