Outdoor Recreation Starts Here!

The Rental Shop is the social and logistical hub for all Outdoor Program activities. This is where you sign up for OP Trips, access our library of books and maps, ask questions to our knowledgeable staff about how to plan your next adventure—and, of course, rent equipment for your personal adventures.

In addition to gear for rent, the shop offers a wide selection of merchandise for sale, including water bottles, headlamps, insulated mugs and bowls, hiking socks, bike tubes, bike locks, bike lights, portable camping chairs and waterproof electronics cases.

The Outdoor Program also features a Bike Shop offering bike maintenance and repairs, plus a small variety of retail merchandise. During the winter months, the OP's Ski Shop is open in the back of the Rental Shop to help you keep your skis and boards in shape and tuned.

Visit the Rental Shop

Located on the lower level of Reid Campus Center next to the post office, the Rental Shop is open to students, staff and faculty.

In line with Whitman College’s current COVID-19 protocols, members of the community can rent equipment via curbside service only. Call the Rental Shop at 509-527-5965 to make a reservation, and you can pay over the phone with credit card, or pay in person with cash or check. Rental Shop staff will meet you outside the building for pick up and drop off of gear.

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday.)

Download Rental Rate Sheet

View liability agreement for gear rental