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UCLA Recreation

The Outdoor Adventures Rental Center offers a variety of outdoor equipment available for Members of UCLA Recreation to rent. For our selection of gear and prices, please see our pricing sheet.

The Rental Center is located in the northwestern corner of the Wooden Center. During business hours, it may be accessed either from the walkway along the north side of the Wooden Center or via the main entrance to the Wooden Center.

2131 John Wooden Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

310.206.7219

rentalcenter@recreation.ucla.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How may I rent gear?

A: You must submit a request using our online form. When we receive your request, we check whether the gear you’d like to rent is available. If it is, we will email you an invoice and a link to pay the rental fees via our online store.

Q: Where are payments made and what types of payment are accepted?

A: Payments are made online on the Recreation Store website. Customers will receive a link to pay online upon the approval of their gear request. Credit and debit card are accepted forms of payment.

Q: May I call in advance to check whether gear is available for my desired dates?

A: Yes, you may call in advance to check whether the gear you would like to rent is available for your desired dates. However, the gear is not reserved for you until you submit a gear request, receive approval, and pay the rental fees.

Q: May I reserve gear in advance?

A: Yes, you may reserve gear for the current quarter in advance. For example, it is possible to reserve gear for the Friday of Week 9 on the Monday of Week 1. It is not possible to reserve gear for a subsequent quarter.

Q: Who is eligible to rent gear?

A: Members of UCLA Recreation are eligible to rent gear.

Q: I am a student at UCLA. Am I eligible to rent gear?

A: Probably, but it depends on your individual situation. Most of the full-time students at UCLA have memberships to UCLA Recreation included in their tuition and fees.

Q: I work at UCLA, but I don’t have a membership to UCLA Recreation. Am I eligible to rent gear?

A: No, but you are welcome to purchase a membership to UCLA Recreation in order to be eligible to rent gear.

Q: I am a student at UCLA Extension, but I don’t have a membership to UCLA Recreation. Am I eligible to rent gear?

A: No, but you are welcome to purchase a membership to UCLA Recreation in order to be eligible to rent gear.

Q: I graduated from UCLA recently, but I don’t have a UCLA Recreation membership anymore. Am I eligible to rent gear?

A: No, but you are welcome to purchase a membership to UCLA Recreation in order to be eligible to rent gear.

Q: How long may I keep gear that I rent for the 1-4-day price?

A: The rental period begins one day after the equipment is retrieved. For example, if you retrieve your rented gear on a Thursday, it is due back to the Rental Center on the following Monday before 5 pm.

Q: How long may I keep gear that I rent for the 5-8-day price?

A: The rental period begins one day after the equipment is retrieved. For example, if you retrieve your rented gear on a Wednesday, it is due back to the Rental Center the following Thursday before 5 pm.

Q: Do you charge a deposit for rented gear?

A: No, we do not charge a deposit for rented gear. However, we do charge replacement fees for gear that is lost or damaged during the rental period. We inform you of these fees—which are also listed on our price sheet—during the reservation process, to be sure you are aware of them prior to committing to the rental.

Q: May someone else retrieve the gear I rented for me?

A: If you would like someone else to retrieve the gear you rented, you must inform us of this person’s name in advance. We make note of the person’s name on the rental document, so a record of the request is available when gear is retrieved.

Q: May someone else return the gear I rented for me?

A: Yes, someone else may return the gear you rented for you. Any issues with the return, such as late, damage, or replacement fees, are handled with you (i.e., the customer who paid for the rental).

Q: If I decide that I do not need my gear, may I receive a refund?

A: While we do not offer full refunds for rentals, you may obtain a 90% refund when a request is made to us by noon at least five business-days prior to the day that equipment is scheduled to be retrieved.

Q: If I do not return my gear on-time, what happens?

A: A late fee of $5 per business-day is assessed for gear not returned by the scheduled due date.

Q: If I lose or break an item that I rented, what happens?

A: A fee is charged for the replacement or repair. Fees are settled by paying for an invoice from us.

Q: What is a break rental?

A: Because the Rental Center is usually closed during Finals Week and Break Weeks each quarter, break rentals are offered to enable our customers to rent gear during the last week of classes and keep it until the next quarter begins.

Hours

Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Thursday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Holidays: CLOSED (November 11th, 25th, and 26th)

Winter Closure: December 10th – January 2nd

Location

Northwestern corner of the Wooden Center

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Rent or Reserve Gear

To rent or reserve gear, please begin by filling out our online gear reservation request form. Payment is required to complete the reservation.

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