SMU Outdoor Adventures

We are all about fun, leadership and development at a personal level.

SMU Outdoor Adventures offers our University community a variety of outdoor recreational trips and workshops throughout the year to local, region and national destinations. The program also provides a variety outdoor pursuits equipment for rent and manages the SMU Climbing Wall (see Climbing Wall page).

Operating as usual

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 04/09/2024

Total eclipse watch.

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 04/09/2024

Spring Break 2024


Sign up for Zip Lining this Sunday! Link in bio

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 08/24/2023

Outdoor Leader Training Trip- Carson National Forest, NM.

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 04/16/2023

Stay tuned for more zip lining in the fall!


It’s time for OA’s backpacking and camping trip! Head on over to our website to sign up for an amazing weekend in Ouachita, Arkansas. The deadline is April 10th, so don’t miss out! As always food, transport and gear is provided.


Pizza at the Wall!!!!! Don’t miss it. Come climb with us this Tuesday from 4-9!


Join us for our first climbing trip of the semester! It’s a two day trip so you will be camping at the site. As always transportation gear and food provided

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 02/16/2023

Our staff at TOLC last weekend! They had a great time attending various presentations, meeting other outdoor program staff and participating in team activities including a cook-off.


ZIP LINING! THIS SATURDAY! Sign up now on the oa website!

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 12/04/2022

The annual OA family Christmas card! Happy holidays!

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 11/09/2022

Another great trip to Ouatchita, AR! We had the pleasure of hosting some Cox grad students on this years November backpacking trip. Thank you Shubham Bothara for these amazing photos!

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 11/03/2022

Climbing trip pt 2 is NEXT WEEKEND🧗‍♂️ sadly the first one was canceled due to weather so be sure to not miss this one. We’ve been training and we hope y’all are ready to climb hard and have fun!

Like always, food transportation, and gear are all provided so sign up on our website.


Our summer editions: Johnny and Dany. They ran the wall this summer and if you want to know more about them as well look at the staff bios on our webpage

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 10/28/2022

Meet our new hires: Grace, Dillon, Sasha, and Nikhil!!!!

If you’re interested in hearing their bios along with the rest of our staff’s check it out in the “meet the staff” section of the OA website

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 10/19/2022

Some more fun fall break content! Thanks again to everyone who came

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 10/17/2022

Sign up for our outdoor climbing trip on 10/29!!!! It’s a full day of fun. Like always sign up on our website and transportation, gear, and food will be provided.


Ziplining w me (louisa) and alex! This Saturday! Don’t miss it!

Photos from SMU Outdoor Adventures's post 09/26/2022

Come kick off the start of fall with us on our fall backpacking trip. Here are some highlights from last year to see what your in for! The trip is backpacking around a position of the eagle loop in Arkansas. Link to sign up is on our website. Sign up before it’s filled!


Mountain biking day trip goes out THIS Saturday so make sure to register ASAP!


Come kick of the start of a new year with Ziplining next Saturday! Register in person or through the link in bio 🤙


Get ready for some fun during Fall 2022!! Register on our website to get outdoors this semester!

Link in bio!!


CALLING ALL LADIES!! Join us for ladies climb night, an event hosted by women, for women. All skill levels are welcome and the gorgeous gals of the OA will be there to belay, offer advice, and teach y’all about climbing! There will be pizza, music, and fun so don’t miss out on this free event!


⚠️STAFF SPOTLIGHT⚠️ Meet Nathan Welle, a junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, majoring in Corporate Communication and Public Affairs. Fun fact: he recently took up bread-making.


What better way to appreciate the planet we call home than to go out in nature for Earth Day 2022! Join us for our last trip of the semester April 22-24 to spend time outdoors and learn about what we do at OA and as outdoorsmen to keep our planet beautiful for generations to come! Last day to register is April 19th!

Interested in backpacking but want to learn more about conservation? Great!! Check out our pals at to see what amazing things they’re doing to preserve the planet!

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