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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.

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How to Make a Reservation at the ARC

Online Reservation System

Prior to entry, patrons will need to complete the UC Davis Daily Symptom Survey. The survey asks yes/no questions regarding your possible COVID-19 exposure. You are required to cancel your reservation if you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 before your reservation.

Picnic Day at the Craft Center

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that Picnic Day is this Saturday and that the Craft Center will be holding a live stream here on Facebook from 12-3pm! Our 8 managers will each be teaching another manager how to make something in their studio. What will our ceramics manager do in the wood studio? Can our glass manager learn how to make rings out of coins? Tune in to find out!


The Craft Center will be closed for studio use on this day.

Craft Center Update

We are now open to faculty and staff with prior experience and studio orientations! As usual, please complete the Daily Symptom Survey prior to coming in and have the confirmation page ready to show the manager on shift.

Spring Quarter at the Craft Center

All our studios are currently open to students, faculty, and staff with a preexisting orientation. Reservations are $14/day or $70/quarter and can be booked online.

Our hours are: 

                   Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

                   Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

ARC Returns to Operation April 19

ARC Return to Operation Announcement

Please see below for an update on our plan to return to in-person operations at the ARC as Yolo County transitions into red tier status.

We hope to safely open and provide priority access to undergraduate and graduate students starting on April 19 with the following reduced hours: 

Monday–Friday: 5:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

We plan on expanding ARC access to UC Davis faculty and staff beginning May 1 with the following expanded hours:  

Craft Center Indoor Studio Space

The Craft Center will be offering open studio space for students, faculty, and staff with a preexisting orientation during spring quarter. All studios will be open from 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Reservations are $14/day or $70/quarter and can be booked online starting March 29th.

Follow the Craft Center on Facebook for updates and online classes!

Crafternoons with Olivia

Watch the UC Davis Craft Center Textiles manager sew live in real time! Olivia will be streaming the process of her latest project on Facebook Live, Friday afternoons at 4 from the Craft Center Sewing studio.

If you’ve ever been curious about the sewing process, need something to craft along to, or need some inspiration, be sure to tune in! Olivia will show you how she uses a pattern, share sewing tips and tricks, and give you a peek into the world of sewing.