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Outdoor Pursuits

East Tennessee is the perfect outdoor adventure setting, and UT is right in the middle of it. We’re here to help you pick up new skills, see awesome places, and make friends in the process.

outdoors_icons-09Outdoor Center

Access a large selection of outdoor rental equipment, our full service bike shop, plus an extensive library of books, maps, and videos.

Equipment Rentals.

Bike Shop

outdoors_icons-04Trips and Clinics

Choose from a variety of afternoon, all-day, weekend, and weeklong outdoor adventure trips or sign up for one of our free clinics.

Adventure Trip Calendar.

Weekly Clinics

Climbing Wall 

Boulder, lead climb, or top rope on 6,000 square feet of indoor climbing wall. Free equipment use. New routes put up each week to keep things fresh.

Check Out The Vol Wall

Other Offerings

UTOP host’s an annual WFA, outdoor leadership class and more. Lear about those below.

Wilderness Medicine
Ignite Outdoors
Film Festivals

What’s a “UTOP”?

The University of Tennessee Outdoor Pursuits, UTOP for short, is your go to for all things outdoor adventure recreation here at UT. We strive to achieve our mission to provide the university community with outdoor adventure, recreation, and education in all we offer. Programs are inclusive to people of all backgrounds and abilities and contribute to the holistic well-being and academic experience of the university.

Work For UTOP

Have a passion for the outdoors? Apply to join our team and be part of the UTOP family.  We’re not always hiring, but we are always accepting applications.