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About Outdoor UW


Outdoor UW serves an outlet to the outdoors for the UW-Madison campus community. Outdoor UW provides outdoor recreation rentals, educational opportunities, and recreation experiences. Additionally, Outdoor UW is home for and supports the Wisconsin Hoofers, the premier outdoors club at UW-Madison. Hoofers welcomes all, including those with no university affiliation to join and take part in outdoor activities. 

Service information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in-person service at Outdoor UW is by appointment only. 

Our office location is currently not offering in-person payment services, and our phone lines are voicemail only. Please contact our office at the info below to schedule in-person gear pickup, merchandise pickup and offerings, or any other payment or programming questions.

*Please note that staffing is limited. Please leave a message with detailed contact information preferably an email address, and a team member will return your call as soon as possible. 

Contact Us

Voicemail Inbox:

(608) 262-1630 

Email Inbox:

  • General inquiries:
  • Payments and business questions:
  • Appointments for in-person service:


Memorial Union, Lower Level 
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

*CLOSED except by appointment only.

Parking: Parking for Outdoor UW can be found along Langdon street at time-based pay stalls, in the Helen C. White building parking garage next to Memorial Union on Park Street, or in the nearby garage on Lake Street off State Street.


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