Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

New weightlifting equipment at the ARC

Campus Recreation (CR) recognizes that physical activity is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating exercise and recreation into your daily routine can increase your energy and improve your confidence. The CR Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) offers both informal and formal recreation opportunities, making it easy for you to keep fit, relax, have fun and meet your fitness goals.

Current UC Davis students (some exclusion exist) and CR Members may use the ARC at no additional cost. Programming within the ARC, including Group Exercise classes, Series classes, Fit For Life, Personal Training, rock climbing and Rec Sports, may require an additional low-cost fee. UC Davis faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and community members may enjoy the ARC by purchasing an affordable CR Membership. Current university employees may elect the payroll deduction option.

Free Parent Passes

A complimentary Parent Pass will be available to parents and guardians of currently enrolled UC Davis students to allow free entrance into the ARC, Hickey Pool, and Rec Pool during the following weekends:

  • Fall Move-In Week
  • UCD Parent & Family Day Weekend
  • Commencement Weekends

Campus Recreation Fee Waiver

Campus Recreation is excited to offer a fee waiver for students interested in participating in programming at any of our centers, made possible through a partnership with Amazon. Any current and active fee paying UC Davis student can apply for a fee waiver to enroll in classes at less than the usual cost. The application period for the fall quarter is currently open. More information can be found with the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver Application.