Campus Additions and Improvements That Students Will Love
UC Davis is growing and expanding! Students can look forward to enjoying major new facilities on campus. These remodels and renovations help defer future maintenance and ensure the conditions of the buildings stay up to date. Here's a preview of what's coming:
New Residence Halls
Walker Hall Redevelopment, Fall 2019
Vacant since 2011, this Spanish colonial revival will get seismic upgrades and then become home for a new Graduate and Professional Student Center and general assignment classrooms. The center will consolidate Graduate Studies staff and student services; house the Graduate Student Association and Postdoctoral Scholars Association; offer multiple professional development workshop spaces; and provide a commons area for graduate and professional students. Current design features include one interactive lecture room with swiveling seats to accommodate group interaction; and two classrooms with moveable tables and chairs for group learning and multiple monitors for projection from students' laptops. Part of the project involves extending the pedestrian promenade from the Student Community Center to Shields Library and enhancing outdoor spaces for seating and informal gatherings.
Webster Hall Redevelopment, Fall 2019
The 266-bed Webster Hall in the Cuarto Area reopens as Yosemite Hall, increasing its bed count to 390. The renovation includes a computer center and mailroom. The hall reopens Fall 2019.
Veterinary Medical Centers
Equine Performance Center
The project will house Equine Integrated Sports Medicine, client services, an imaging center and related support spaces.
Livestock and Field Services Center
A new facility and renovated buildings will house a variety of livestock services and related support spaces.
Latitude, Spring 2020
The large exterior windows of this new, 30,000 square foot building will illuminate multiple international food platforms and two floors of indoor seating at the Tercero housing district’s second dining commons. The facility also includes seating for 500, a full commercial kitchen, retail grab-n-go convenience options and multiple outdoor dining patios.
Finished just in time for Summer 2019, the UC Davis Recreation Pool now provides a seasonal pool for student and community recreation purposes as well as a year-round pool for lap swimming, sport clubs and intramurals. A sand volleyball court will be added and the locker room has been renovated to include a shower and gender-inclusive restrooms. The new facility will be fully Wi-Fi enabled and uses solar energy to assist with heating.
Tercero Dining Commons 2, Fall 2019
This project will include a new 500-seat dining hall to allow for future growth in the Tercero area, a retail dining venue to serve the Tercero and Silo neighborhoods, and a study to help locate the site for a future residential complex.
Activities and Recreation Center Expansion
The student population has increased by more than 6,000 since the Activities and Recreation Center opened in 2004. To meet the growing need, the ARC expanded its facilities by 16,300 square feet into the existing central courtyard area. The expansion provided more space for strength and cardio equipment, a new outdoor exercise area, enlarged studio space for spin and other classes as well as upgrades to the locker rooms and enhanced WiFi.
Student-Athlete Performance Center, Spring 2020
This facility will include training facilities, a sports medicine center, offices and a multipurpose natural grass practice field. The field is slated to open fall 2019, with the building construction starting spring 2020.
Teaching and Learning Complex, coming in 2022
The area next to the Silo will be home to a multistory general assignment classroom building, providing approximately 2,000 seats, with a range of innovative and traditional teaching spaces. The building has an open date of 2022.
The UC Davis International Center, on California Avenue south of Russell Boulevard, just opened its doors to serve not only international students and scholars, but also those going abroad. The 61,700-square-foot building includes classrooms, computer labs, administrative space and shared resources for UC Davis Extension’s Center for International Education and these Global Affairs units: Office of the Vice Provost, Services for International Students and Scholars, and Study Abroad. Gathering spaces include a multi-purpose room, a large commons area and an outdoor courtyard.
Ann E. Pitzer Center
The Ann E. Pitzer Center is sure to strike the right note with much-needed classroom space, rehearsal studios, a recording control room and a production office. The recital hall, with 399 seats, will host dozens of concerts a year and serve as a lecture hall. The 17,500-square-foot center on Hutchison Drive will celebrate its opening Sept. 23-25. It is named for Ann E Pitzer ’58, who donated $5 million toward the project.