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Esports at UC Davis Goes Beyond Diversity to Foster Inclusion and Belonging

Esports has been rapidly growing as a competitive industry and with its rise, there has been a growing need to address the lack of diversity and inclusivity in the sport. One Esports Club is taking the initiative to make their club and the industry more inclusive by emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their events, teams and community—that club is Esports at UC Davis.

Women’s Volleyball Club Takes National Title

The Women’s Volleyball D2 Club Team at UC Davis won first place in Division III of the 2023 NCVF (National Collegiate Volleyball Federation) Volleyball Championship Nationals. Over 500 teams participated in nationals in Kansas City, MO over a three-day period. 

NCVF is the only nationally oriented organization in the United States formed specifically to promote collegiate club volleyball opportunities. The NCVF Volleyball Championship Nationals was established in 1985 by Gary Colberg and is now recognized as the largest intercollegiate volleyball tournament in the world.

Dr. Shannan Rowe...Leading the Way in Athletic Training

Campus Recreation is excited to share the great news that Dr. Shannan Rowe, our head athletic trainer, has been awarded the title of Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Club/Intramural/Recreational Sports by the NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine. This national award recognizes Shannan’s outstanding contributions and commitment to the health and well-being of our sport club athletes here at UC Davis.

The Happiest Place to Craft Gets an Update and Celebrates New Partnership with School of Education

Come join us at the Craft Center Open House on Wednesday, February 15 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the facility refresh and Maker Space showcase. See demonstrations in the revamped spaces, enjoy snacks, and get involved in the happiest place to craft in Davis. Chancellor May is scheduled to visit and participate in a screen-printing demonstration!

2022 NIRSA Wasson Award Winners

This year, UC Davis Campus Recreation was honored to have three students selected for the NIRSA William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award. These awards recognize exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who set the standard for campus recreation departments across the country. Four students from Region VI (comprising Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and California), were selected—three of them are Aggies! We are honored to congratulate Annie Breger, JT Lee and Pierce Desmond as recipients of this year's NIRSA Wasson Award.

Virtual Zumba with Noriko

Noriko is hosting virtual Zumba® that you can easily join from home, now on Zoom!


Aggie Dominates National Championship in Skier Cross

From March 7-12, while most Aggies were in Davis studying for finals, three members of the Alpine Ski and Snowboarding Club at UC Davis were in Lake Placid New York, competing in the 2022 United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships. In between studying for finals slopeside, Justin Wallasch, Nathan Kushner, and Trent Alder represented UC Davis among over 100 other competitors in Giant Slalom and Skier Cross.

Campus Recreation Winter Quarter Update

Updated 1/28/22

Please read below for important updates to Campus Recreation programming for winter quarter:

We are excited to announce that beginning January 31 (ARC) and February 3 (Rec Pool) we will once again be able to welcome community members and all other affiliate groups to utilize our Campus Recreation facilities and programs.

Please note the following COVID-19 protocols that will be in place:

5 Tips Every Person with a Period Should Know

By Living Well Nutrition Counselor Samantha Seefeldt

Ever since I was 13, I have spent weeks of my life with cramps, mood swings, migraines, and flat-out – grumpiness. All because of an inevitable natural process… menstruation. I am sure many of you can relate to this. Below are 5 useful tips to not only manage, but triumph, over your dreaded “time of the month.”

Four Ways to Embrace Gentle Nutrition

By Nutrition Counselor Vivien Zhong

Have you ever apologized for having a big feast?

Have you ever felt guilty while eating a delicious dessert?

Have you been stressed and worried about healthy eating?

If you answer “yes” to one of the above questions, know that you are not alone and it doesn’t need to be this way! You might want to look into the ideas of gentle nutrition! This blog will show you why.

What is Gentle Nutrition?

ARC Reservation System Update

ARC Reservation System Update

Given the progress California has made in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we are excited to announce some welcome changes to our ARC operations effective Monday, June 21:

Outdoor Diversity Article 3: Take a Look Within: Recognize & Utilize YOUR Privilege

Outdoor Diversity Article 3: Take a Look Within Written by Members of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force 

In previous articles, the issues of financial barriers and lack of representation were discussed; these issues are tied directly to white privilege. However, white privilege itself is not the sole subject of accountability. Rather, it is the lack of recognition of one’s privilege that contributes to the lack of diversity in the outdoors.

Free Safety Courses

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Free to UC Davis students 
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First Aid / CPR

Campus Rec has partnered with the UC Davis Fire Department to offer student free CPR and First Aid courses
Learn basic first aid and CPR skills and leave the class CPR certified.