Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who have paid full or part-time undergraduate student fees for the current term are eligible to participate in the Rec Sports Program.

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate and Professional students who have paid full student fees for the current term are eligible to participate in the Rec Sports Program.

University Affiliate Membership [through purchase of a Campus Recreation (CR) Membership]

  • UC Davis Student Affiliates: UC Davis Extension, Sacramento City College, PELP, IEPP, post-docs, graduate students on filing fee
  • UC Davis Faculty and Staff
  • UC Davis Alumni
  • UC Davis Retirees
  • Immediate Family Members: Spouse/Domestic Partner, children 18 and over, siblings, parents

Community Membership (through purchase of a CR Membership)

Community Membership is open to everyone through the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, which anyone can join for just $60 a year (including those unaffiliated with UC Davis). 

Please Note: A minimum of a 3-month membership is also required for access to Rec Sports. 

*All Community members must purchase a $60 CAAA membership to be eligible to purchase a Community Membership.


Membership Fees (effective August 1, 2019)

Membership Type

University Affiliate


Recurring Monthly Membership (minimum 3 months)



One-Month Membership


*Available 9/16/19


*Available 9/16/19

Single Day Pass



Week Pass



Payroll Deduction $35/month* N/A
CAAA Fee (must be renewed annually) N/A $60 

* Recurring Memberships can be set up with AutoPay (credit card monthly installments) and Payroll Deduction. Both plans require a 3-month commitment and will continue until cancelled in-person at the Member Services desk within the ARC.

Eligibility Verification

To verify eligibility, the appropriate identification card must be presented prior to each game in order to participate:

Undergraduate students: valid AggieCard/Student ID Card
Graduate and Professional students: valid Aggie Card/Student ID Card
University Affiliates and Community Members: valid CR Card

Team Roster

Each team captain must submit a roster of prospective participants along with each player’s Student ID/CR Membership number during online registration. Each captain is responsible for ensuring the eligibility of their team members.


  • "Experienced Athletes" may compete in the sport where they are "experienced" as stipulated in the rules for that activity. The term "experienced" refers to CURRENT Intercollegiate Athletes (ICA) and Club athletes (Club). Professional (Pro) athletes are NOT allowed to participate in our program in their sport. The term "experienced" will expire by June 30 of the current academic year. At this point, the player is no longer considered "experienced" if the player decides to no longer be on an ICA, Club or Pro team.
  • The term "current Intercollegiate athlete" refers to any player who is on the roster/coaches' list of an Intercollegiate team (including athletes who are red-shirting).
  • The term "Club athlete" refers to any individual who is currently on the roster of a Sport Club team at a four-year institution.
  • The term "Professional" refers to any individual who is currently on the roster of a professional or semi-professional team in a sport.
  • The "experienced" term only refers to an athlete in their like sport (e.g., Club Soccer player is considered an "experienced" player for Rec Sports Soccer but not for Basketball)


NOTE: Once a participant appears on a current ICA, Club or Pro roster they become an experienced player for that like sport for the entire academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring)

Participation Rules:

  1. In team sports, teams registered in an Open/Women's league may use players of any identified genders. However, should any player create disparity in the level of competition, the Rec Sports Office reserves the right to review each case individually and rule accordingly.
  2. In individual and dual sports where Open/Women's leagues are offered, individuals may compete in the league designated for the different gender until such time that the competitiveness of the activity is adversely affected.
  3. All CoRec teams and dual sports must meet specified gender requirements. Teams must also abide by the minimum number of total players required to start a game. Forfeits will occur if both conditions are not met.
  4. No individual shall represent more than one team in the same sport.  However, individuals may compete in a CoRec league as well as an Open/Women's league in the same sport.
  5. All specialty leagues (i.e. Grad/Staff/Faculty) are restricted in who can participate, but there is limited restrictions regarding ability or experience-level.
  6. A player is considered a member of a team if their name appears on the roster. Once a player plays for a team, they are committed to that team and may not switch to another team.


Violation of any eligibility rule(s) will result in:

  • Loss of all contest in which the ineligible player(s) participated (participating is defined as checking into the game).
  • May result in disqualification of the violator from further Rec Sports participation in that sport.
  • A $10 fine for each game in which the player participated.
  • Playoffs: During the playoffs, player eligibility must be protested prior to the game or as soon as the ineligible player checks into the game.

Competitive Balance

Teams are strongly urged to enter into the proper level of competition. Should a team obviously be playing out of their competitive level, the Rec Sports Office will immediately counsel that team and has the right, at their discretion, to move a team up to the next class level for playoffs.