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Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)

The ARC has everything you'd expect from a gym plus so much more! At the ARC you can work on your jump shot, practice your dance steps, try the climbing wall, stretch out in a yoga class, become the next martial arts master, work out with a personal trainer or join a group exercise class. Besides keeping you busy, the ARC also offers dietary analysis to make sure you're eating well.

Equestrian Center (EC)

People may joke that Davis is a "cow town" but we have horses too! At the Equestrian Center, you can learn to ride both English and western in the 45,000-square-foot indoor riding arena. You can also bring your horse to campus with you and board at the Equestrian Center.

Intramural Sports (IM Sports)

Get your game on! IM Sports is not only a great way to have a good time its also a great way to meet people and stay healthy. Participate in any of the 27 different activities (men’s, women’s, and CoRec) in traditional sports such as basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball and flag football, as well as nontraditional activities such as ultimate frisbee, innertube water polo, floor hockey and dodgeball.

Recreation Facilities

UC Davis' recreational fields and facilities offer you a place to play!

Memorial Union Games

If you are looking to relax and play a little billiards, or get pumped up and throw a ball at some pins, the Games Area has what you are looking for. It has 10 championship billiard tables, 16 bowling lanes and the largest arcade within a 20-mile radius. Guitar Hero, anyone?

Outdoor Adventures (OA)

Get back to nature on a hiking, whitewater rafting or kayaking trip with Outdoor Adventures. OA also offers a resource center of books and maps, comprehensive first-aid training and a rental center stocked with top-quality equipment at reasonable prices.

Rec Pool and Hickey Pool

Work on your backstroke at Hickey Pool or play in the water at the Rec Pool. Whatever your preference, UC Davis has a pool for you.

Sport Clubs

UC Davis offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and manage their own team. As a sport club participants, you'll not only enjoy the rewards of athletic competition, but also gain skills in collaboration, leadership, problem-solving and financial management.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Looking for a fencing partner? UC Davis has a variety of sports-related clubs that do everything from bass fishing to swing dancing. Search the club and organization listings to find the one for you.