Students can rent recreational equipment at Iowa State’s recreational facilities

Katherine Klingseis

Moving into a new place is hard. It’s especially difficult when your space is small, as it is in most dorms. For many students, bringing sporting equipment to your dorm is just too burdensome.

However, just because you don’t bring your equipment doesn’t mean you can’t play sports. Many recreational facilities on campus rent sporting equipment. 

Lied Recreation Athletic Center

Items to rent: Volleyballs, basketballs, walleyballs, racquetball racquets and eyeguards

Items to purchase: Racquetballs (2/can) — $5

How to get them: Present your ISU card to an employee at the Lied Service Desk, the main desk on the right when you first walk in. 

Beyer Hall

Items to rent: Volleyballs, basketballs, walleyballs, racquetball racquets and eyeguards.

Items to purchase: Racquetballs (2/can) — $5, weight pin — $6, replacement towel — $5 and replacement padlock $10

How to get them: Present your ISU card to an employee at the Beyer Hall Equipment Room, room 112.

Ice Arena

Item to rent: skates — $2.75

How to get them: Pay at the concession stand, which is near the entrance

Outdoor Recreation Program

Located at 112 Beyer Hall

Student Daily rates:

Tents — $5 to $7

Sleeping gear — $1 to $7
Packs and bags — $2 to $5
Kitchen gear (utensil kits, lanterns, coolers, etc.) — $1 to $4
Game equipment (game balls, disc golf, softball bats, jersey sets, etc.) — $1 to $8
Water gear (canoes, rowboats, wetsuits, etc.) — $1 to $10
Winter equipment
  • Cross country ski package — $6
  • MSR snowshoes with tails — $5
Bikes and biking gear — $2 to $10

General (headlamps, compasses, gaiters and walkie-talkies) $.50 to $2
Climbing equipment (crash pads, chalk bags and climbing shoes) — $1 to $5