Recreation Services

Welcome Week Group Zumba
Aquatics certification training
Sport club rugby
Youth camp playing basketball
Student worker
Tae Kwon-Do
Personal training indoor track
Fitness aerobics class
Outdoor recreation hiking trip
Intramural dodgeball
Intramural basketball
Personal training rowing machine
Belaying a rock climber
Aquatics paddling panthers

Outdoor Recreation

The purpose of the Outdoor Recreation program is to provide outdoor and environmental education/ opportunities for students, faculty and staff. The Outdoor Recreation program is committed to providing enjoyable, challenging, meaningful and educational experiences that will allow individuals and groups to learn the skills necessary for survival and safety in outdoor activities as well as develop an appreciation for the environment.

Contact Information & Office Hours

Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) 174
Phone: (319) 273-7163 | Email: Andrew Martin or Tyler Owen
Monday & Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm | Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Get Involved

Students interested in trips or becoming more involved in our program should contact UNI Outdoors at (319) 273-7163. Very little, if any, previous experience is necessary for our outdoor recreation trips/programs. Anyone can enjoy the great outdoors and should take advantage of this outdoor resource. Let UNI Outdoors help you with your outdoor needs.

Become a Trip Coordinator

All UNI Outdoors’ trips are based on the “common adventurer” philosophy which holds that the foremost goal of any common adventure is to achieve an enjoyable and worthwhile experience while displaying the greatest respect for the natural environment. The common adventurer, due to the varying degrees of ability of each participant, can best achieve this goal by becoming part of a “common” group effort. In the spirit of this effort, all decisions are consensus group decisions and leaders emerge as situations arise. Thus, one can see that “trip coordinator” is a well-chosen title.

To learn more about the Trip Coordinator Application contact Andrew Martin or Tyler Owen


If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a RS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


Human Dignity

We believe that all people, regardless of their differences, should treat each other with mutual respect and dignity. Diversity and individual rights will be honored and respected.