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Campus Partners With Students

We want you to be safe — and well — at UC Davis. It’s a partnership. The campus offers opportunities for creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and you pick and choose what works for you.

UC Davis has multiple fun ways for you to stay fit, starting with our Activities and Recreation Center. Students have unlimited access because the center is paid for through your registration fees. Here you can find group classes, dancing, martial arts, personal training and rock climbing, to name a few offerings.

You can also stay fit by being competitive. Check out our intramural sports teams and sport clubs. Did you know we have the only equestrian center in the UC system?


Balancing your life

Get to know Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS). Connect your body and mind when you get massage therapy, yoga for stress ­­­reduction and other wellness services at The Mind Spa.

Being well is about balancing your life. Get enough sleep (check out our Nap Map), drink enough water (ditto for our Hydration Map), reduce stress and eat your fruits and veggies (yes, we have a map for that, too!). Speaking of food, we offer free cooking classes to students taught by a chef who shows you how to prepare meals for your nutritional needs. 


Wellness is a deep concept

The center offers a wealth of information for you. You might just wonder what wellness is and how it relates to you personally. Also, you can find out about health topics from A to Z and follow the SHCS blog to keep current on health news. 


When you need medical care

When medical care is needed, students use Student Health and Counseling Services, rated by a 2015 Princeton Review of colleges for being the best in the nation. Although we don’t have an emergency room, we can help with urgent and other medical problems.

How to Stay Safe

The city of Davis and UC Davis campus have reputations for being among the safer college communities. That said, we ask students to be mindful of their safety.


Bicycle safety

Take our online course from the Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program and learn the rules of the road. You can avoid accidents — and citations.


Aggie Guardian

Students can upload Aggie Guardian, a phone app available to anyone with a “” email address. Features include a virtual safety escort that allows you to alert someone if you haven’t arrived at your destination as well as the ability to make 911 calls, text eyewitness reports and create an Aggie Guardian profile. The app is free and optional.


Safe rides

UC Davis provides Safe Rides through our Police Department with:

  • wheelchair transport all week long at any hour
  • rides on campus to another campus location seven days a week 5-10 p.m.
  • rides from campus to drop off at any location in the city of Davis 10 p.m.-6 a.m.

Call 530-754-2677 for a ride.

Also, Tipsy Taxi serves UC Davis undergraduate students 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during the school year, providing a free door-to-door transportation within Davis and the campus. Download the TapRide app on your smartphone or call 530-752-6666 for a ride.

We also suggest you check out The Safe Party Initiative, which offers tips on reducing the risks of alcohol-related problems and how to keep your party from ending on a low note.