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Beyond the classroom and the labs, you will find that “going to college” means hanging out with friends in student housing, eating, studying, keeping fit and staying healthy, and, of course, having fun. Find where “college” really happens at UC Davis.

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Recreation Pool

Take advantage of the state-of-the-art activity and competition pools, renovated locker rooms, sand volleyball court as well as fully enabled Wi-Fi.

Student Community Center

At this vibrant center, you can study with friends or take a class. You can also gain leadership skills and learn about culture, identity and community.

The Quad

This is the central hang out at UC Davis. The big grassy space also hosts fairs, the Whole Earth Festival and other campus-related events year-round.

Coffee House

Known for great pizza, Tex-Mex and specialty coffees, our CoHo is the place for meeting and eating — not to mention studying.

Outdoor Adventures

Here’s your opportunity for outdoor fun: hiking, camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting and kayaking trips to natural areas in California and beyond.

Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Dedicated to art education for students of all ages, our newest museum opened in fall 2016 and includes the UC Davis Fine Arts Collection.

The Silo Union

Stop by for savory food, including French crepes, hamburgers and fries, salads and drinks — and good coffee. Or get a quick meal from one of the food trucks.

Farmers Market

Drop by our seasonal UC Davis Farmers Market and work on your health by buying local and campus foods that are good and tasty.

The Memorial Union

Looking for the central hub of student life? Here's where you'll find services and programs as well as study lounges, the Games Area, Campus Store and Coffee House.

West Village

Our campus neighborhood west of Highway 113 qualifies as a UC Davis hot spot for transfer students. It’s the largest planned zero net energy community in the U.S.

Equestrian Center

Our 25-acre home to horses is the only one in the UC system. Here’s where you can take group lessons for English or Western riding — and board your horse.

Bike Barn

Rent or buy a bike, get your own repaired or — if you are so inclined — get a job as a mechanic at the Bike Barn, located next to the Silo.

Student Health and Wellness Center

UC Davis is ranked the best in the nation for delivering university health and wellness services. Stay healthy with our help, and check out the massages.

Mondavi Center for Performing Arts

Take advantage of one of California’s finest performing arts centers. You attend your first performance for free and the rest are half-off.

Aggie Stadium

Here is where we cheer on our football and lacrosse teams. When the Tavernetti Victory Bell rings out front, it means we won the game!

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is the largest indoor venue on the UC Davis campus, with seating for up to 8,000 people — and you can bet that our basketball crowd fills it to capacity.

Student Farm

Create sustainable food systems on our campus farm. You will grow in many ways while learning from our field-based educators and other students.