Outdoors at UVa


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waterfallOutdoors at UVa is an exciting and fun outdoors club based at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. We are a 100% student-run organization, so most of our members are University of Virginia students, but we have many community members and Alum who are active as well.



We have a large and active membership — over 600 members . Members participate in a huge variety of activities all over Charlottesville, surrounding areas and states, and even all over the US and world, at very low cost. Last year we led over 300 trips


Outdoors at UVa has a talented and energetic corps of officers and leaders, who plan outdoors trips and manage the organization. We have a large collection of top-quality, well-maintained gear that members can borrow for free. Our gear inventory includes a fleet of bikes and boats, camping/backpacking gear, climbing gear, and much much more.

For more information, read how the club works.

Membership is inexpensive and comes with a huge array of benefits. If you're ready to hit the trail, join the club! If you need more information, read our frequently asked questions list; if you still have a question, you may contact us. To renew, click here.

And don't miss our upcoming meetings, where you can find out all about us while you enjoy beautiful photos of our past trips.

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement defines our purpose, values, and principles as an organization.

Outdoors at UVa is a group of students and community members united by their desire to enjoy outdoor activities with friends, while promoting safety and environmental preservation, educating others about nature, and developing leadership skills.

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Non-Affiliation with the University of Virginia

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise, or control the organization, and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts, or omissions.