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Campus Recreation

rental canoes on the lake shore

Rentals & Repairs

Students, faculty and staff can rent outdoor equipment from Campus Recreation at a minimal cost. Get tents, backpacks, stoves, cook sets, headlamps, sleeping bags and pads, canoes, car-top carriers, and many other items to make your travels easier.

Rental Shop Hours

Monday through Thursday:  4 - 7:30 p.m.



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The Bike Shop offers repairs and clinics for USC students, faculty and staff.

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Equipment Rental List

See all equipment available to rent with daily and weekly prices.

Equipment Rentals and Fees »

Make a Reservation

Reservations can be made in person at the rental shop in the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center (Room 120).


Renting Equipment

  • Rental equipment is available to all USC Columbia students, faculty and staff. You'll need to present your CarolinaCard at check out.
  • The renter will be the only person allowed to pick up and return reserved equipment.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to rent to you if you abuse our service.
  • Payment is due at the time of reservation to secure your rental. You can pay by cash, check or CarolinaCard.
  • You can reserve equipment up to one week in advance.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation, we will give you a refund.

Check Out

  • You'll need to present your CarolinaCard at check out.
  • You are responsible for checking the equipment prior to departure.
  • We can help secure a water craft to your vehicle, but you are responsible for any damage that may occur to your vehicle while transporting the water craft. 

Check In

  • Rented items must be returned clean and dry and in the same condition as when they were checked out.
  • Check-in will take 10 to 15 minutes. Rented equipment must be looked over thoroughly before it can be checked in.
  • Items checked out for the weekend are due back the following Monday.
  • Items checked out for a week are due back seven days after the rental date.

Late Returns

  • If you don't return your equipment on the due date, you'll be charged $5 every day the item is late. If your piece of equipment is less than $5, you'll be charged the price of the item each day the item is late.
  • If you don't return your equipment after seven days, or have outstanding late fees after seven days, we will put an academic hold on your account.

Cleaning and Repair Fee

  • If your equipment requires cleaning or repair, we will charge you a flat $25 damage and cleaning fee.

Caring for Equipment

  • Tents and Sleeping Bags: Don't set up tents or use sleeping bags near a fire. Embers can burn or melt the nylon, resulting in a damage charge.
  • Boats, Surfboards and SUPs: Don't stand or sit on boats, surfboards or SUPs while they're on the ground. You may puncture the equipment, resulting in a damage charge.