Please read and follow all outlined guidelines listed below—refusal to do so may result in the suspension from the ARC.

Members/violators that deliberately or routinely break policy will be required to provide their information (name and ID number or ID card) to Campus Recreation staff. Policy violations will be reviewed by Campus Recreation administration. Appropriate disciplinary actions, including a verbal warning, removal from ARC, restricted use of facilities or and loss of membership privileges is at the discretion of the administration.

General Guidelines

  • Patrons must abide by the UC Davis Code of Conduct and Principles of Community.
  • Patrons must be 18 years of age or older or an enrolled UC Davis student.
  • A valid Campus Recreation membership card or guest pass is required to enter the facility.
  • Please refrain from using cell phones while utilizing equipment or attending a class.
  • Create community by allowing people to “work in” (share equipment) while you are resting or in between sets.
  • Mitigate germs and wipe down equipment after use.
  • Please clean and return equipment to its designated area after use.
  • During peak workout times, please adhere to a 30-minute limit on all equipment.
  • Exercise in appropriate locations that do not block hallways, stairwells or emergency exits.
  • Equipment rented from the ARC equipment rental must stay inside the facility.
    • Items left inside the facility or not returned to the ARC equipment rental prior to closing are subject to a $10 fee.
    • Items checked out between Friday opening and not returned to the ARC equipment rental prior to Thursday closing are subject to a $10 fee plus replacement cost of the item.
    • Access to the facility may be suspended until payment is received.
  • Day-use lockers are available for the current operation day hours.
    • Items left inside a day-use locker will be removed and subject to a $10 return fee.
    • Items will be stored for a maximum of 30 days.
  • Please notify a staff member if any equipment is not operating properly or use the reporting system written on equipment to submit a work order request.
  • Use equipment for its intended use. If you are unsure how to use a piece of equipment for its intended purpose, please ask an ARC attendant for assistance.
  • Campus Recreation staff reserves the right to implement any rules or guidelines that protect the health, safety and well-being of the facility and its members.

The following is strictly prohibited:

  • Recording or posting of images either by photograph, video or digitally of individuals or groups without their consent.
  • Pets (excluding service animals).
  • Bicycles, skateboards, shopping carts, scooters, etc.
    • Illegally parked bicycles, skateboards, etc. inside or around the ARC will be locked and subject to a $10 return fee.
    • Access to the facility may be suspended until payment is received.
  • Violent or threatening conduct, and conduct that is discriminatory or creates a hostile environment for other users in violation of University policies.
  • Personal belongings, backpacks and or bags unsecured in activity areas (must be kept in lockers).
    • Unattended bags, backpacks, etc. inside the ARC will be removed and brought to ARC equipment rental. Repeat offenders may be subject to suspension
  • Weapons.
  • Alcohol, illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia and tobacco products—including e-cigarettes.
  • Any item(s) that violate fire code.
  • Food and gum—drinks must be in a closed container.
  • Posting materials inside or on the exterior of the facility without prior approval from Campus Recreation career staff.
  • Providing private instruction—all personal trainers must be hired through Campus Recreation.
  • Anything deemed inappropriate by staff will be prohibited.

Fitness Center Rules

  • No shoes on mats.
  • No bags allowed in the fitness center. Please use free locker spaces in the ARC.
  • 30-minute limit on cardio equipment when people are waiting.
  • Please be courteous and wipe down equipment after use. Spray paper towel and not equipment.
  • If any equipment is not operating properly, please notify a staff member.
  • The use of chalk is not permitted.
  • Please re-rack weights.
  • Please do not drop plates or dumbbells.
  • Please allow people to work out in between sets.
  • No private instruction (at the discretion of ARC management).
  • Do not remove barbells from designated benches or power racks.
  • Do not move yellow weight benches from the rack area.

Appropriate Attire

  • Shoes
    • Athletic, closed-toed, closed-heel, non-marking shoes are required.
    • High heels, cleats, spikes, boots, and sandals are not permitted.
    • No shoes are to be worn in martial arts studio.
  • Shirts
    • Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Pants/Shorts
    • Athletic pants and shorts of reasonable length are required.
    • Non-athletic type pants such as jeans, pants/shorts with rivets or zippers are not permitted. Any material deemed to damage equipment is not permitted.