We want you to be safe — and well — at UC Davis. There are so many ways to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and at UC Davis all of them are top-notch and most are free to students thanks to regular student fees.
Look below for an overview of how UC Davis helps you practice wellness and safety as a student.
Fitness and fun
Campus Recreation has you covered whether you need the social stimulus of intramural sports teams and sport clubs or the guidance and discipline of personal training. There's also dancing, martial arts, rock climbing and the only equestrian center in the UC system. The Activities and Recreation Center is on campus and open long hours. Students have unlimited access because the center is paid for with registration fees.
Being well is about balancing your life. Get enough sleep (check out our Nap Map), drink enough water (ditto for our Hydration Map) and eat your fruits and veggies (yes, we have a map for that, too!). Dining on campus and in the city of Davis features the freshest, tastiest foods around. Or let a chef teach you how to prepare nutritious meals for yourself in one of our free cooking classes.
Don't forget to include relaxation as you balance your daily tasks. You’ll find it easy to unwind with massage therapy, yoga for stress reduction and other wellness services. Find locations on our Mental Health Map by scrolling down the list to "Self Care Spots."
Medical and mental health care
Check out our site, Each Aggie Matters, to find out about our mental health movement at UC Davis. We are raising mental health awareness, de-stigmatizing mental illness and cultivating mental health.
Even if you don't have the student health insurance plan (SHIP), as a UC Davis student you can get medical attention from Student Health and Counseling Services. SHCS provides routine and urgent care, including services for mental health and alcohol and drug use. It also offers travel services to prepare you for study abroad and international trips.
It's simple to schedule an appointment by phone or in person. There is also an online system that lets you write directly to your health providers and view or request forms and services. Experience for yourself why the we lead the nation in student health.
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.