At the Outdoor Recreation Center, we host various special events each year. Join us to improve your outdoor skills, show off your talents, and fuel your love of the outdoors. To learn about all University Recreation events including the ORC events below, see the UREC special events main page.
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival highlights the many aspects of mountain culture throughout the world. The showing at WSU will be made up of several films that vary in length from two minutes to full-length feature film productions. If you are an outdoor enthusiast or appreciate adventure films, you won't want to miss this spectacular event! The 2020 showing takes place on January 27th. Buy tickets online!
The Pullman Pulldown
Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced climber, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the Pullman Pulldown, an annual bouldering competition held each spring at the SRC Climbing Wall. This event provides the opportunity for fun and friendly competition between everyone in our climbing community. The 2020 Pullman Pulldown takes place on March 28th. Register online!
Palouse Outdoor Festival
The Palouse Outdoor Festival engages participants in outdoor recreation, promotes environmental stewardship, showcases local resources, and fosters community across the Palouse. Per the Governor’s guidelines and public safety concerns, Palouse Outdoor Festival has been cancelled for 2020. WSU students, please register for one of many free outdoor programs instead.
Outdoor Photography Contest
Show us your skills as you capture the beauty of the outdoors! The Outdoor Photography Contest and Exhibit is an annual event sponsored by WSU’s Outdoor Recreation Center and Student Entertainment Board. This contest is open to any amateur photographers.