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Outdoor Experience Program (OEP)

This program offers various outdoor programs and events to educate, stimulate, and inspire healthy outdoor activity and stewardship. Programs range from the Week of Wilderness, Outdoor Adventure trips, Open Wrench Bicycle repair sessions, Custom Trip planning, and outdoor equipment and kayak rentals. Drop by the UC Merced Outdoor Center, home of the OEP program, and located in the Student Activities and Athletics Center (SAAC). Speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff, rent gear, or browse our small library. The OEP is the hub of all things outdoors at UC Merced. So get out and play, today!

Fall 2023 Outdoor Center Hours 

Monday-Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: Kayak Rental Based on Appointment
Sunday: Closed
For more information on any Outdoor Experience Program offerings, please contact the Outdoor Center at 209/228-2231 or email You can also stop by the Outdoor Center.