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Outdoor Equipment Rental Center (OERC)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members can rent anything from backpacks to snowshoes to sleeping bags. The OERC is located on the ground floor of Base Camp.
Outdoor Education Equipment Rentals

Center Hours

Thursday, May 3 will be the last day for the Spring semester, that the Rental Shop will be open.
Summer rentals are by appointment, please contact OE at 315-228-7972 or email Please call at least  24 hours in advance of desired time.

Late Returns

For each day late, renters will be charged 1/2 of the base rate per day for each item.

Damaged Gear

A repair/replacement fee may be charged.

3-Hour Rentals

Items must be picked up and dropped off on the same day (i.e. during OERC open hours).

We do not rent the following gear to the public: climbing harnesses, ropes, webbing, hardware, ice climbing tools, boats, PFDs, avalanche gear, or first aid kits.