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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

Learn to Swim

Free to UC Davis students 
Gain confidence and skill in the water under the guidance of our friendly swim instructors. Class sizes are small and no experience is needed.

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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.

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.