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Campus Resources

Activities & Recreation Center

  • 530-752‑0674

The ARC is a multiuse facility for intramural and informal recreation play, intercollegiate athletic basketball and women’s gymnastics, physical education classes and sports clubs. The tri‑level facility has locker rooms, a flat running track; an equipment room; racquetball, wallyball and squash courts; two weight rooms, court areas for basketball, volleyball and badminton; areas for martial arts; as well as an artificial rock climbing wall. Undergraduate and graduate students can use ARC facilities by showing their current valid UC Davis identification card.

Art Galleries

MU Art Gallery
  • Memorial Union, second floor
  • 530-752‑2885

The MU Art Gallery features contemporary and historical exhibits on a six week rotation.

Design Gallery
  • Walker Hall, first floor
  • 530-752‑6150

The Design Gallery explores topics surrounding ethnographic arts and consumer culture.

Richard L. Nelson Gallery
  • Art Building, first floor
  • 530-752‑8500

This gallery complements the teaching program of the Department of Art and organizes regularly changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary works of art.

Fine Arts Collection
  • Art Building
  • 530-752‑8500

The Fine Arts Collection is the Davis campus’ major collection of art. Basement Gallery Art Building basement The Basement Gallery is a student directed gallery that exhibits the artwork of advanced UC Davis art majors biweekly.

Carl Gorman Museum
  • Hart Hall, first floor
  • 530-752‑6567

The Gorman museum features artwork of by Native American and diverse artists.


The Associated Students of UC Davis provides activities and services to all undergraduate students. Consisting of twelve senators, a president, a vice‑president and supreme court, ASUCD provides over forty services and organizations including undergraduate legal services, Unitrans bus service, The California Aggie newspaper and the Coffee House. It also sponsors the Experimental College and student-run KDVS Radio 90.3 FM.

ASUCD Unitrans Bus Service

The student operated Unitrans bus service is free to all undergraduates and charges a small fee to all others. Bus schedules for either service may be obtained at the Memorial Union Information desk. For additional transportation information contact UC Davis Transportation & Parking Services.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation recognizes that it is important to spend some time pursuing personal interests and offers healthy alternatives for your free time. Take a break, have fun, and enjoy the pleasures of engaging in a craft, horseback riding or getting into the great outdoors. A catalog of activities is published quarterly, and is distributed throughout campus and to all Davis residents.

Campus Violence Prevention Program

The CVPP provides education, intervention and support services for rape, relationship violence, stalking and hate and violence related activities. Support is provided to victims as the program collaborates with other community services to provide the best support for survivors.

Child Care Services

UC Davis Child Care Services is the principal campus resource for child care information and referrals, and cosponsors the Breastfeeding Support Program. Find out about children’s programs, day care, financial assistance, and family support

  • Publications, advising & counseling
  • Campus liaison for campus child care programs, City of Davis Child Care Services, & Davis Joint Unified School District
  • Support for Child Care Administrative Advisory Committee
  • Coordination of campus Child Care Information & Referral Network
  • Breastfeeding support
    • Lactation sites with hospital‑grade, electric pumps to enable lactating mothers to express milk
    • Registration and orientation sessions that address participant responsibilities, pump operation, and advice regarding expression, storage, and feeding of breast milk
    • Access to a board certified lactation consultant from the UC Davis Medical Center Prenatal Unit
    • Sale of breastfeeding supplies through the UC Davis Bookstore Corral

Community Housing Listing Service

CHL is a service offered to UC Davis students and community members as part of ASUCD Student Services. For a nominal fee, anyone can add a listing to the CHL database, and everyone is free to view these listings online or at ASUCD Student Services.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers free, confidential psychological, psychiatric and peer counseling services to all registered students having problems that affect their academic progress and sense of well‑being. Staff members offer assistance with personal and interpersonal issues such as relationships, family, stress, cultural differences, assertiveness, self esteem and intimacy.

Cowell Student Health Center

The Cowell Student Health Center provides students with wellness, illness and injury care. Services are available to all registered students whether they have health insurance or not. Students pay small co‑payments for most services. Graduate, professional, and international students must purchase a mandatory insurance plan as part of registration. Undergraduates may purchase a voluntary plan. Appointments can be scheduled for routine primary care and exams. The Advice Nurse (752‑9649) can be called for acute medical illness and injury care. The Cowell Student Health Center is open 8am‑7:30pm, Monday through Friday, except Wednesdays when it is open 9am‑7:30pm. On weekends and holidays, the center is open from 9am‑1pm. Summer hours are 8am‑5pm, Monday through Friday. After‑hours and weekend service is available.

Cross‑Cultural Center

The Cross‑Cultural Center fosters a multi‑ethnic and multi-cultural community through leadership development opportunities, educational and cultural programs. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the many programs, special events and activities sponsored by the center.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program assists students from economically, socially, and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. EOP can help with the admission process and offers academic, social and cultural support.

Graduate Student Association

The GSA is the officially recognized student government of graduate students. Services include new student orientation, legal services, fax service, travel awards, newsletters and assorted social events. General Assembly meetings are held monthly and are open to all graduate and professional students. Each year the General Assembly elects the Executive Council, who serve in a variety of positions to carry out the policies and functions of the organization.

Human Corps Program

Human Corps is the student community services program at UC Davis. The Human Corps is a referral center for students who want to perform community service and as a resource for agencies and campus units with service opportunities. The office has a database and directories with information about nonprofit agencies in California, community service opportunities throughout the world and employment in the nonprofit or public sectors after graduation.

Intramural Sports/Sports Clubs

  • 140 Recreation Hall
  • 530-752‑3500

Intramural Sports is a structured, competitive program involving men’s, women’s, and coed activities. Complementing this highly popular activity is the sports club program. Twenty‑six recreational and competitive offerings for men and women attract roughly 1,000 athletes in activities ranging from archery, crew and water/snow skiing to the traditional volleyball, rugby and equestrian events.

Learning Skills Center

At the Learning Skills Center, you can receive free help with such things as general study skills, math/science study skills, writing essays and term papers, reading efficiently, English as a second language, time management skills, testing skills and test anxiety reduction.

LGBT Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource Center has information and resources about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in a safe, supportive environment. Students studying or researching these issues are encouraged to use the center’s resources. The center also serves as a meeting place for local organizations or support groups. The LGBT Resource Center is open Monday through Friday.

Meal Options

Sodexo Dining Services offers a variety of meal options for students living off‑campus who prefer the convenience and variety provided by on‑campus dining facilities. After dealing with the stress and aggravation of classes, work and outside activities, the kitchen is no place to relax. Avoid the hassles of shopping, cooking and clean up by selecting one of the dining plans offered at UC Davis residence hall dining rooms.

Memorial Union

  • 530-752‑2222

The MU serves as the campus community center. The MU Campus Information Center can refer students to people, places, programs and services on and off campus. The MU complex houses the UC Davis Bookstore, Corral gift shop, Coffee House, MU II Conference Center, Campus Box Office, Campus Events & Visitors Services, and the MU Business Office. King Lounge provides a place to study and listen to music. The Music & Periodicals Center contains current magazines and music. Freeborn Hall is used for performing arts, dances, banquets, lectures and conferences. The MU also operates the Rec Pool Lodge and the Putah Creek Lodge which can be rented for group gatherings.

Services for International Students & Scholars (S.I.S.S)

  • 530-752‑0864

Services for International Students and Scholars assists international students, faculty and researchers throughout their programs of study, teaching and research at UC Davis, offering orientation, personal and cultural advising and information and assistance with US Immigration & Naturalization Services (INS) regulations.

Student Judicial Affairs

The SJA oversees students obligations to act honestly, ethically and responsibly in a manner compatible with the university’s function as an educational institution. Standards for student conduct can be found in the SJA office and include the UC Davis Code of Academic Conduct, the Student Activities Handbook, the Guide to Resident Hall Life and the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students.

Student Special Services

  • South Silo
  • 530-752‑2007

Student Special Services coordinates a variety of programs and services to meet the special needs of students.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides services to students with disabilities who are eligible for reasonable accommodation under either Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff of Disability Specialists assist students with disabilities in identifying accommodations that will ensure the student has equal access to educational opportunities at UC Davis. For information about DRC services, please call or visit the DRC web site.

Reentry Student Services
  • 530-752‑2005

Reentry Student Services helps students who have returned to the university after several years of life and work experience. The office provides admissions assistance, information, orientation and peer support, and provides referral assistance the Reentry Resource Network.

Transfer Student Services
  • 530-752‑2200

Transfer Student Services helps students who have transferred from other institutions of higher education, coordinating transfer student matters among existing student services units to aid in an easy and smooth transfer to the university. IT also sponsors special receptions and workshops for new transfers and publishes an annual Transfer Guide of available campus services.

Veterans Affairs
  • 530-752‑2020

Veterans Affairs assists veterans, dependents and reservists with a number of services, including certifying course attendance to the Department of Veterans Affairs, coordinating a tutorial assistance program, providing advice and support, and helping with educational fee waivers, work study and financial aid concerns. To initiate a benefit claim, write or drop by with your letter of admission.

Transportation & Parking Services

All bicycles ridden or parked on campus must have a current California state bicycle license — you may get a license or renewal tag at TAPS. Bicycle riding and parking regulations are strictly enforced. If you park a vehicle on a campus, you must have a valid parking permit or pay at a meter. Unitrans, a system of 13 bus lines operated by ASUCD serves both the campus and city year round. Unitrans is free to undergraduate students with a valid registration card. Schedules are available at the MU Campus Information Center, bus terminals, Davis City Hall and the Unitrans office.

Women’s Resource & Research Center

The WRRC educates the campus community about women’s issues and concerns. The staff can answer questions, locate resources, and help with personal, academic or work‑related concerns. Resources include lectures, workshops, a library, and listings of other campus and community resources.

Community Resources

Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services

  • Woodland: 530-666‑8650
  • Davis: 530-757‑5530
  • West Sacramento: 916.375‑6350
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: 888-965‑6647

Child Care & Parenting

  • Child Care Services: 530-757‑5695]
  • 24 Hour Parenting Hotline: 888-281‑3000

Family Violence/Child Abuse

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 24 Hour Crisis
  • Woodland: 530-662‑1133
  • West Sacramento: 916-371‑1907
  • Child Abuse: 800-400‑0022 or 530-669‑2345

Food & Clothing

Wayfarer Center
  • 530-661‑1218
Pierce Food Closet, W. Sacramento
  • 916-371‑6343


Wayfarer Center Transitional Housing
  • 530-661‑1218
United Christian Services
  • West Sacramento: 916-372‑0200 ext. 114

Job Training/Employment

Department of Employment & Social Services
  • Woodland: 530-661‑2750
  • West Sacramento: 916-375‑6200

Learn To Read

Woodland Library
  • 530-661‑5987 or 530-661‑5986

Medical & Dental Care

  • Health Hotline (MCAH): 800-794‑6517
  • CommuniCare Dental Clinics: 530-757‑4667

Suicide/Crisis 24 Hour Hotline

  • Woodland: 530-666‑7778
  • Davis: 530-756‑5000
  • West Sacramento: 916-372‑6565

Teen Help

Allied Services for Kids (ASK)
  • Woodland: 530-668‑8445
  • Davis: 530-753‑0797
  • West Sacramento: 916-371‑3779


Yolo Bus
  • 800-371‑2877 or 530-666‑2877

Yolo County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center

  • 24‑Hour Crisis Line: 916-662‑1133 or 916-371‑1907
  • sadvc.org

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center offers assistance after an assault, and trained counselors provide ongoing support to victims. In case of assault, they advise the following; after you call the center, a police officer will respond to obtain information and assist you in seeking medical attention.

  1. Be alert. Remember what you see and hear.
  2. Call the center immediately.
  3. Do not destroy any evidence (by bathing, brushing teeth, washing clothes, etc.).