The UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)
The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) hosts many recreational activities for the UC Davis community. The building itself has four indoor basketball courts (convertible to volleyball and badminton), eight four-wall courts, a multi-use activity center (MAC), an indoor track, large fitness/weight areas and an indoor climbing wall. In addition, the complex includes group exercise, dance and martial arts studios, student lounges with computer terminals and wireless access points, a large ballroom, a small conferencing center, a full-service Starbucks, and a Pro Shop. The building is separated into three distinct areas: the controlled area, the conference and event area and The Pavilion. All fitness related activities comprise the controlled area that is open to all students with a valid UC Davis identification card. Faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and others may purchase membership to the ARC for an annual or monthly fee. The conference area is accessible through the main entrance to ARC or through a smaller corridor on the Northeast side of the building that leads into the conferencing area.
The UC Davis Pavilion, formerly Recreation Hall, hosts athletic competitions, concerts, trade shows, conferences and miscellaneous spectator events each year. The Pavilion houses approximately 149,000 square feet of space and encompasses the home court of the UC Davis Aggies volleyball team, gymnastics team, and men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Pavilion hours and access vary depending upon the event being hosted. More information regarding the ARC can be found at the ARC website, calling the number listed or by stopping by the ARC member services desk located in the lobby area.
UC Davis Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs
The UC Davis Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs programs offer many different competitive sports activities ranging from the traditional team sports like football, basketball and soccer to individual or dual sports such as racquetball, table tennis and golf. Additionally, we offer some non-traditional activities like inner tube water polo, floor hockey and dodgeball. All UC Davis students are eligible to participate in intramural activities. Our Sport Clubs program offers many opportunities for intercollegiate competition. Each club is formed, developed, directed and controlled by its members within University guidelines. Stop by the office or see our website for a complete list of clubs.
Intercollegiate athletics attempts to strengthen the integration of its objectives with the academic and developmental objectives of the university while maintaining a program of academic and athletic excellence; where students are supported in their efforts to reach the highest level of performance by providing them with adequate to outstanding facilities, quality coaching, appropriate support of health and wellness needs, and competitive opportunities with students from similar institutions.
Currently, the program consists of varsity teams in 14 women's and 9 men's sports. UC Davis is an active member of Division I. A majority of the varsity sports compete in the Big West Conference. Approximately 600 students compete on varsity teams each year.
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