Campus Recreation Well-Being Fee Waiver

Fee Waiver

Check back in the middle of March for information about the Spring Applications

The fee waiver may be used for select programming offered by: Aquatics, Craft Center, Equestrian Center, Living Well, Member Services, Outdoor Adventures, Rec Sports, Sport Clubs and UC Davis Marching Band

The Well-Being Fee Waiver was created by Campus Recreation and allocates funds each quarter to make recreation and wellness opportunities more affordable. Awards must be used through the Rec Portal. The fee waiver program functions as a discount/credit and is not a reimbursement for past purchases.

Applicants must be current and active UC Davis students. UC Davis Extension students are not eligible. Applicants are allowed to apply for one (1) program offering per quarter. Applications will close quarterly once all award funds have been exhausted. Please be patient as it may take as long as two weeks to review the applications.

Fee Waiver Availability By Campus Rec Unit

Winter Quarter 2024

Aquatics (Swim Lessons)

Craft Center (Classes and Studio Passes)

Equestrian Center (Riding Lessons)

Living Well (Dance, Martial Arts, Small Group, GX Pass, and Personal Training)

Outdoor Adventures (Trips and Activities)

Rec Sports (Rec Sports ONE Pass and E-Sports Pass)

Sport Clubs (Club Admin Fee)

UC Davis Marching Band (Registration Fee)

How It Works

How It Works
  1. Use your UC Davis login at the Rec portal to find an activity you want to join.
  2. Do NOT purchase anything, we can not issue refunds.
  3. Submit a complete Fee Waiver Application as soon as possible. 
  4. Your application is reviewed and you'll be notified of a decision within two weeks.
  5. Awards are provided as a promo code for use at checkout and expire at the end of the quarter.

Tips For Success

  • Please only apply for one (1) program. We recommend choosing the one you are most interested in.
  • Ensure you meet the requirements (including prerequisites) for your desired activity.
  • Apply as far in advance as possible – at least one (1) week before the activity start date (or as soon as applications open).
  • Do not purchase the activity before receiving notification of your application decision – the Fee Waiver functions as a credit/discount toward purchase, not a reimbursement.
  • Submissions are evaluated on the thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and completeness of all responses in the application. Please use complete sentences.
  • Incomplete applications, activities not offered through the Rec portal, and requests for certifications will not be reviewed.
  • Granted waivers do not guarantee a space in the desired activity, so apply and register early!
  • Awards are granted for student-level pricing, and some graduate students may need to pay the difference in pricing.