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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Equipment Rental



ORAC has all your equipment needs in one stop. Stop by and see what we have to offer, from tents to canoes. Let ORAC get you the gear you need to get outside and enjoy the outdoors! All equipment must be returned on time and during ORAC hours of operation to avoid a late fee. Any gear returned dirty will be charged a $25 cleaning fee. Damaged equipment will be subject to the appropriate replacement fee at the discretion of the ORAC staff. Contact our office for more information.


NRS Straps

Need help tying down a rental? ORAC has you covered. We stock NRS tie down straps so strapping down boats is a cinch. These are not included in the boat rental price and must be purchased separately. $6 each. 


Water Equipment

Day Weekend Week

Canoe Package (includes paddles/PFDs)

$15 $25 $50

Canoe Trailer (4 canoe minimum)

$20 $40 $60

Sit-On-Top Kayak Package

$15 $25 $50

12 Ft. Sailboat

$20 $40 $80

Dry Bag

$8 $12 $25

Camping Equipment


2 Person Tent

$6 $10 $20

4 Person Tent

$8 $14 $30

Sleeping Bag

$6 $8 $15

Sleeping Pad

$2 $4 $6


$8 $12 $20


$3 $6 $12

Bike Equipment


Mountain Bike

$15 $25 $50


$1 $3 $5

Bike Rack (for transporting)

$4 $8 $16

Backcountry Cooking Equipment



$2 $4 $10

Camp Stove

$2 $4 $10

Climbing Equipment


Bouldering Crash Pad

$5 $10 $20


$1 $3 $5

Recreational Equipment



$1 $2 $5

Racquetball Racquet

$1 $3 $5

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 Last Modified 9/25/14