Activities and Recreation Center Policies

Please read and follow all outlined guidelines listed below—refusal to do so may result in the suspension of utilizing the Activities and Recreation Center.

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 a cell phone 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
  • Workout in appropriate locations that do not block hallways, stairwells or emergency exits
  • Please notify a staff member if equipment is not operating properly or use reporting system written on equipment to submit work order request
  • Use equipment for its intended use—if you are unsure of how to use a piece of equipment for its intended purpose, please ask a Fitness Center 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

Appropriate Attire

  • Shoes
    • Athletic, closed toed, closed heal, 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 that fully cover chest, back and torso
  • 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

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.
  • 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 unsecure in activity areas (must be kept in lockers)
  • 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

ARC Policies

  • Allow people to “work in” while you are resting or in between sets.
  • Avoid using your cell phone or socializing while utilizing equipment.
  • Place equipment back in the proper location.
  • Please wipe down equipment after use.
  • 30 minute limit on all equipment.
  • Do not work out in hallways or in front of stairwells or emergency exits.
  • No shoes on stretching mats.
  • Please notify a staff member if equipment is not operating properly.
  • Shirts and closed-toed shoes must be warn at all times. Proper athletic attire is required. (At discretion of ARC staff.)
  • Personal belongings must be kept in a locker. The staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • No photography or videography without prior approval from Campus Recreation career staff.
  • No posting materials inside or on the exterior of the facility without prior approval from Informal Recreation Career Staff.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to non service animals, bicycles, long boards, scooters, weapons, alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, combustibles, etc. 
  • Anything deemed inappropriate by staff will be prohibited.
  • All patrons must comply with staff directives.

ARC Court One Additional Guidelines

  • Users must be 18 years of age or a UC Davis active Student and in good physical condition. Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaires (Par-Qs) are available at the Membership Desk. Consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.
  • Proper athletic attire is required (at discretion of the Fitness Center staff).
    • Non-denim or any other material deemed to damage equipment along with closed-toed shoes.
  • No private instruction. All Personal Trainers must be hired through Campus Recreation and Unions (at discretion of ARC staff).
  • Weightlifting (Snatch/Clean & Jerk) is only permitted on the designated platforms.
    • Do not remove bars from this area.
  • Dropping/slamming equipment is prohibited when using either dumbbells and/or barbells within the squat rack.
  • Please work cooperatively with other patrons during high volume hours.
  • Please return and clean equipment after use.
    • Keep equipment in its designated area.
  • Food and drink are prohibited with the exception of water in a closed container.
  • Please refrain from unsuitable use of equipment or space. If you are unsure of how to use a piece of equipment for its intended purpose please ask a Fitness Center Attendant for assistance.
    • Anything deemed inappropriate by staff will be prohibited.
  • Fitness Center Attendant reserves the right to implement any rules or guidelines that protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the facility and its users.

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 Administrative Career Staff. Appropriate disciplinary actions, including verbal warning, removal from ARC, restricted use of facilities, and loss of membership privileges, is at the discretion of administration.