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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

Rental Hours

Regular fall semester hours will commence on Monday September 10th.

Prior to the 10th, limited gear may be available for rent by appointment. Call 315-228-7972 at least  24 hours in advance to inquire about a rental appointment.

Rental Days

Rental fees will be charged for every day that equipment is in your possession. 

Late Returns

For each day late, renters will be charged 1/2 of the "24 hour" 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.