Sign on the front of the Activities and Recreation Center which reads "The ARC" in block letters

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:  

Monday–Friday: 6:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Our goal is to return to normal academic year hours by September 2021.

This staggered timing will allow us to appropriately assess the COVID-19 trends in our community before expanding services and access to each additional group. Based on the county guidance, we must adhere to 10% maximum occupancy while Yolo county remains in the red tier (increasing to 25% maximum occupancy when Yolo county enters the orange tier) for fitness and gym facilities and meet other requirements including equipment placement, activity approval and monitoring of our patrons' public health requirements. Should Yolo County shift back to purple tier status after reopening, the ARC will be required to close in-person operations at that time.

We recognize that access to physical activity provides significant benefits for physical and mental health and are doing our best to ramp up our operations and access to the ARC in an intentional, thoughtful and prudent manner. We will continue to offer live and recorded online workouts on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. We are continuing to monitor county guidelines and plan to expand ARC access to additional membership groups as we are able.  

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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.

Reservations for the ARC open April 19 and can be made online through the Rec Portal. Although you are limited to one session per day, you may register for multiple days at a time (up to three days in advance). Please arrive on time; reservations are subject to cancellation 30 minutes after the posted start time. Please note that the facility will be closed between reservation windows for cleaning. 

How to make a reservation:

  1. Log in to the Rec Portal 
  2. Click the Facility Reservations icon
  3. Select the ARC facility
  4. Select desired day and reservation window

NOTE: You may only reserve one time per day, but you may reserve multiple days at a time (up to three days in advance).

How to cancel a reservation:

  1. Log in to the Rec Portal 
  2. Click the Facility Reservations icon
  3. Click on the three dots next to the facility name and choose "Cancel Booking"

Thank you for your patience and understanding during our closure. We look forward to providing you with a great experience when we reopen. Please check back here for regular updates. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact  

Our team is looking forward to welcoming you back to the ARC. We have missed you! Wishing you well!