Challenge Course Courtesy UCLA
The University of California, Los Angeles, Challenge Course is designed to boost confidence and reinforce classroom learning by instilling leadership skills based on a personalized goal-setting and follow-up program. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.
Outdoor Adventures Courtesy UCLA
Outdoor Adventures has both instructional courses and a facilities such as the bike shop, rock wall, resource center, and equipment rental center.
Undie Run Indianhilbilly/Wikimedia
UCLA invented the college Undie Run, an event where students run in their underwear or skimpy costumes to the fountain outside of Powell Library. While UCLA has formally ended the event, it has caught on at other schools and informally lives on at UCLA.
An Athletic Powerhouse Brent/Wikimedia
In addition to a strong academic reputation, UCLA has sent competitors to all but the 1924 Games since 1920, and student athletes have won 214 Olympic medals.
Den Camp Courtesy UCLA
Den Camp is UCLA's version of an outdoor orientation for incoming and transfer students featuring a four-day, three-night camping experience.
The Resource Center Courtesy UCLA
The Resource Center is designed to help students plan their trips; it's filled with maps and books plus guides happy to help with permits and more.
Club Sports Courtesy UCLA
In addition to Outdoor Adventures, students can join one of 45 clubs with nearly 1,500 participants ranging from cycling to rugby.