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.
Haring Hall Renovation, Winter 2020
This renovation is in the early stages of planning and programming. It is envisioned that it will provide classrooms of varying sizes and offices for faculty and teaching assistants.
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.
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
This renovation of the Activities and Recreation Center will get your heart pounding. It will add 19,500 gross square feet to the 150,000 square-foot facility. Features of the renovation include an expanded weight room with additional cardio equipment, an enclosed boxing studio, suspension training and an outdoor training area. The indoor cycling studio will also be renovated.
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.