Explore UC Davis Health and Well-being Resources

We've collaborated with numerous campus organizations to bring together a listing all of the diverse healthy resources that are offered across the UC Davis community. Use the search box below and start discovering how we are making UC Davis the healthiest community in the nation! 

→ 24/7 Sexual Assault Emergency Response 

In highly unsafe situations and/or for sexual assault that has occurred within the past 5 days.
Phone: (866) 515-0155

→ AB540 and Undocumented Student Center 

Built on the foundation of educational equity and opportunity, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities. The Center strives to educate and build awareness of changing policies affecting California's undocumented population. We acknowledge that immigration status is one aspect of an individual’s identity that does not solely define a person or their capacity. We promote a holistic approach to recruitment and retention of students in higher education, taking into account a student’s mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

→ Academic and Staff Assistance Program

This program provides confidential, cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation, and referral services for all UC Davis/UC Davis Health faculty, staff and their families.

→ Academic Assistance and Tutoring Center 

Supports students in developing the academic competence and confidence that will empower them to succeed at UC Davis.

→ Active Aggies Mobile

Providing classes in various districts around the UC Davis campus, Active Aggies Mobile is making it more convenient for folks to access, get a workout in and not have to go very far from their place of employment. 

→ Aggie Blue to Gold Financial Wellness Program

The UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarship office has created this program that teaches students about financial wellness. You can meet with one of their peer advisors and view presentations. The program features a slew of online tools that can help you learn more about:

→ Aggie Compass

The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, receive CalFresh enrollment assistance and help finding stable housing.

→ Aggie Compass | Basic Needs Center 

The mission of Aggie Compass is to help mitigate the effects of food and housing insecurity on students, while working to change policy, systems and environment that will affect long term change. The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, receive CalFresh enrollment assistance and help finding stable housing.

Walk in: Memorial Union (next to the UC Davis Market)
Phone: 530-752-9254

→ Aggies for Recovery

Aggies for Recovery aims to provide students who are struggling with addiction or dependency of any kind with a support system of like-minded individuals and a safe space to discuss personal issues.  The group members work toward abstinence, but welcome people in all stages of recovery. RISE stands for Recover, Inspire, Support, Empower. It is an official student group on the UC Davis campus. 

→ Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Intervention Services (ATOD)

Offered by Student Health and Counseling Services, ATOD provides alcohol/drug assessments, interventions and referrals through education, groups, risk reduction and relapse prevention counseling. ATOD Intervention Services works to empower students to make healthy and responsible choices concerning use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Strategies to reduce ATOD-related barriers to academic and social success are primary intervention goals.

→ Arboretum and Public Gardens

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden spans the campus’s 5300-plus acres and includes the historic Arboretum a rare stream and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, wildlife and habitat protection. We steward our campus grounds as a resource for encouraging our students and community members to become environmental leaders, for the public to learn about climate change and the importance of regionally appropriate landscaping, for visitors to informally explore the academic richness of UC Davis.

→ Biking at UC Davis

Bicycling is the #1 mode of transportation at UC Davis. Get info on registering a new bike, participating ongoing cycling education or making biking part of your commute.

 Campus Recreation

UC Davis Campus Recreation is an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome regardless of background or level of experience. With six centers, 11 program areas and five outdoor fields, Campus Recreation can help you find your center.

Programs:

→ Campus Recreation Craft Center 

The Craft Center is the perfect place to learn a skill or perfect an art form you're already familiar with. We offer small class sizes, so students can plenty of hands-on interaction and advice from our instructors. These classes are also recreational, creating a stress-free environment where you can just focus on being creative!

We have on campus has 10 different studios in which students and community members can work on their projects. Anyone with prior experience in a particular type of art may use our studio space after purchasing a Quarter / Day Pass.

→ Career Development and Counseling

Part of what makes UC Davis a great place to work is the opportunity to excel in your career. We offer resources and classes designed to help you at each phase of your career. Through these tools, you will be able to further develop your talents and skills, and apply them to your role.

→ Career Leadership and Wellness Center at Veterinary Medicine Mental Health 

Mental health counselors dedicated to providing quality, confidential care to our professional DVM students to help foster their personal and professional success.

→ Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) 

A program within the UC Davis Office of the Provost, is dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence. CARE provides confidential advocacy, support, and healing services to survivors of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. They also facilitate prevention programming and professional training, and serve as subject matter experts with regard to victim dynamics, impact of trauma, bystander intervention, and social norm change.

→ Center for African Diaspora Student Success 

Focused on the retention, persistence, and graduation of all undergraduate students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Davis. As a team, we systemize institutional collaborations and academic partnerships to create a synergistic approach tailored toward African diaspora student success.

→ Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS) 

The core mission of CCLASS is to provide an academic support space where students thrive as scholars and unique individuals. The center's practices and services are grounded in the following three priorities:

  • Access: Get connected to community, academic, and social support.
  • Academics: Learn strategies and best practices for the classroom.
  • Empowerment: Discover leadership and career development opportunities and explore employment opportunities.

Visit the center to take a break, receive help from academic specialists, access peer advising and counseling, and much more.

→ Clinician Health and Wellbeing

The UC Davis Health Clinician Health and Well-being Program (CHWB) is committed to supporting the well-being and health of our clinicians, enabling them to continue to provide high quality patient care. The program was initiated in 2017 by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in partnership with a number of UC Davis Health departments. The program houses a multidisciplinary education program that is dedicated to improving the lives of clinicians through education and research.

→ Community and substance use programs 

Search using your zip code using a confidential and anonymous platform to locate behavioral Health Treatment Service facilities near you. 

→ Crisis Support

Detailed contact information for campus and regional services that can provide immediate assistance and support in times of personal crisis. Also included are numbers and addresses of regional hospitals, indicating those with 24-hr emergency access. 

→ Cross Cultural Center (CCC) 

Our mission at the Cross Cultural Center (CCC) at UC Davis is to work towards a more just and liberated world.  We create compassionate community spaces that foster identity development, critical consciousness, and collective innovation.

As a cultural center, the following six values guide our work:

  • Advocacy
  • Cultural Competency
  • Community Building
  • Educational Excellence
  • Identity Exploration 
  • Leadership Development

→ Diabetes Prevention Program

The group-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) includes 22 sessions during a 1-year period. Goals are to achieve and maintain a 7% weight loss with healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The program can reduce your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58% if you’re under age 60 and 71% age 60 and older. This program is administered by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being

→ Disability Management Services

Disability Management Services (DMS) provides assistance to staff, faculty, supervisors, and managers on all aspects of disability management, compliance and reasonable accommodations. This program provides guidance on all aspects of disability management, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and reasonable accommodations, whether work-related or non-industrial.

→ Emergency Notification Systems

WarnMe is part of UC Davis' commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. UC Davis WarnMe messages, together with Aggie Alerts and Health System Alerts, provide faculty, staff and students with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations that may directly affect their well-being. The system can send simultaneous messages by e-mail, text, telephone and mobile phone. The system complements other UC Davis communications including use of the Web, social media and news media outreach.

→ UC Davis Human Resources | Employee Discounts

As a service to the UC Davis community, the University provides the opportunity for companies to publicize available discounts to employees. Offers are available to UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees, faculty, students, and retirees. 

→ Faculty Advisors for Work Life

Faculty Advisors for Work Life represent a variety of academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on campus and serve as ambassadors to academic appointees about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life, such as childbearing leave, parental bonding leave, and modification of duties. These advisors also champion UCD work life initiatives, furthering policies and programs that support work life integration.

→ Financial Education Classes for Retirement

Organized by MyUCRetirement, these classes help you learn about your UC retirement benefits and managing your financial life—from everyday money matters to growing and protecting the life you've built

→ Financial Well-being Series

Building financial fitness means you can worry less when it comes to your money. Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being is here to help you discover how your financial situation and money choices provide you with security and freedom of choice through ongoing workshops with topics range from budgeting to home-buying, and are presented by a local financial partner.

→ WorkLife | Financial Wellness

Financial pressures can impact productivity, engagement, absence rates, retention and even employee health. People often avoid managing financial wellness because it is fraught with personal taboos, takes time and effort, and people often lack confidence in their financial literacy. WorkLife has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to current support employees as well as listings of upcoming Travis Credit Union Financial Literacy Series sessions. 

→ Flu Vaccinations | Student Health and Counseling Services (Students)
→ Flu Vaccinations | Occupational Health (Staff & Academics)

UC Davis urges all students, staff and academics to receive the seasonal vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season and is recommended for all campus community members by the CDC and California State Health Department.

→ Food Access Map

Helping you find food and food resources on campus and in the Davis community that meet your needs including free food, microwave locations, CalFresh vendors, food trucks, vending machines.

→ Gentle Yoga

Accessible to all UC Davis staff and academics, this 4-part, relaxing yoga series caters to all abilities. With a focus on breathing, stretches and poses it allows participants to earn more about improving their well-being through movement.

→ Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) 

This program assists individuals and campus units report and resolve conflicts and complaints related to harassment, discrimination, hate, and sexual violence. HDAPP is the central office for taking reports and maintaining records for these types of complaints.

→ Healthy Beverage Initiative

A funded opportunity extended to all UC campuses to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. The project also includes the integration of signage, and an educational program to promote the benefits of drinking water. 

→ Healthy Department Certification

The Healthy Department Certification is designed to highlight those departments that are making strides toward practicing and promoting health and well-being in the workplace. The application focuses on nine areas of well-being and aims to start a conversation on where your department is doing well as well as highlight areas that have room for improvement. 

→ Healthy Meeting and Event Guide

This resource was designed by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being to help event planners create meetings that are healthy, mindful and sustainable. Healthy meal and snack options for meeting participants, along with short activity breaks result in more focused and productive meetings. We've created a comprehensive guide for planning and catering campus events of all scales, explore our guides through the links on the right.

→ Help with Academics | Student Affairs

Study is at the core of the college experience, and the Division of Student Affairs is here to support your academic success and help you develop the skills you’ll need to be prepared for life after you graduate.

Take full advantage of the many services, resources and tools we provide, from academic advisors in your residence hall and academic advising centers around campus to providing easy access to testing materials and a wide array of study spaces to suit all tastes. 

→ Lactation Support Program

The Lactation Support Program (LSP) provides university affiliates and their partners with lactation consultations, support group meetings, and the use of hospital grade breastpumps located in nearly 50 lactation sites on the UC Davis campus and 20 at UC Davis Health. Community members are able to attend our classes and support groups.

→ Learning and Development

Learning & Development at UC Davis encompasses two departments both dedicated to personal and career growth for staff and academics:
Staff Development and Professional Services is located at the UC Davis campus. and supports the further education of faculty and staff by providing innovative, high-quality programs, resources and services. 
Training and Development is located at UC Davis Health and offers professional development and enrichment opportunities for Health employees.

  • Course Catalog - Extensive listing of online and in-person courses that support staff and academics in their pursuit of education.
  • Certificate Series - Multi-part training programs for staff at UC Davis & UC Davis Health
  • Books 24/7 - An on-demand platform offering instant access to the complete text of thousands of best-in-class books.
  • Tuition Assistance - Fee assistance options for employees interested in continuing education and development. 

→ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIAResource Center 

Provides an open, safe, inclusive space and community. The LGBTQIA Resource Center promotes education as well as space for self-exploration about all sexes, genders and sexualities and their intersections with other identities.

Our vision for the LGBTQIA Resource Center is a space where students, staff, faculty and community members from all sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, sexualities and asexualities are welcomed and celebrated. An environment that develops pride where there is a history of shame, empowerment where there is a history of oppression, healing where there has been a history of trauma, and joy where there is a history of sorrow.

→ Live Health Online 

Offers UC Davis Students 24/7 access to care to at no charge by providing online video conferencing visits for counseling, psychiatry, and medical services. Visit UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) webpage to learn more about obtaining online care.

→ Medical Staff Well-being Committee

The purpose of UC Davis Medical Center's Medical Staff Well-Being Committee is to support the health and wellness of our Medical Staff members, and in so doing, protect patient welfare, improve patient care, and improve Medical Staff functioning.  The Committee works to achieve this purpose through prevention of, and intervention in, alcohol-related, drug-related, and behavioral problems affecting members of the Medical Staff.  

→ MIND Institute | Distinguished Lecturer Series 

Program of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disabilities. These monthly presentations are intended for both specialists and community members. All lectures start at 4:30pm and end by 6pm. All lectures are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.

→ Mindful Awareness Practice (MAP) Course 

Learn how to develop a personal mindfulness meditation practice that can promote health and well-being. This 6-session course is designed to prepare you to apply mindfulness in daily life, through lectures, experiential exercises and group discussions in a supportive community environment.

The course is offered through Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, it is suitable for those who are new to mindfulness as well as those who would like to revitalize their practice and is offered at no cost to UC Davis Staff and Faculty. 

→ Mindfulness Ambassadors 

The UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program offers guidance and support for this program through our Mindfulness Ambassadors Community Meetings to gather, learn about supporting mindfulness in the workplace, identify mindfulness-based resources, and share ideas. Whether it’s posting a mindfulness quote on a bulletin board, organizing a group mindfulness walk, scheduling a silent mindful eating lunch or reserving a room where fellow employees can meditate - Mindfulness Ambassadors can help to create a mindfulness friendly work environment.   

→ Mindfulness Meditation 

Organized by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, these sessions include both mindfulness and heartfulness (e.g., loving kindness) practices - both of which are receiving increasing scientific support as an effective way to manage stress and promote wellbeing.

→ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

The Mondavi Center explores the full range of the performing arts, from the traditional to the innovative, and from diverse cultures and disciplines through presentation, education, public service, and research. As part of the UC Davis mission as a land grant university, the Mondavi Center provides outstanding cultural programming, support for the University’s academic departments, and a professional laboratory to train students in the performing arts.

→ Campus Museums and Collections

Early works by renowned artists, rare botanical specimens, live insects and contemporary Native American art: Our museums and collections focus on both the individual and the whole. They educate while entertaining us. You’ll see grade-school classes, college students and seasoned scholars learning what is new — what is old — and what is enlightening about our world.

→ My UC Retirement

News and insights about UC Retirements plans, personal finance resources. Financial support for members at all stages of their careers from those who have recently joined UC to those eager to begin making plans for retirement. 

→ Native American Academic Student Success Center (NAASSC) 

Focused on creating a sense of belonging for Native American students in a culturally appropriate way. Our community includes students, staff, faculty and alumni from a wide variety of tribal backgrounds, experiences and academic interests.

At the center, you can connect with UC Davis resources that enhance your academic success, learn about culturally relevant activities and create a support network with other students who identify as Native American.

→ Nature Rx

Connect with the healing power of nature by exploring our campus green spaces. In partnership with the Arboretum and Public Gardens, the Nature Rx series provides you with hands-on activities surrounded by nature.

→ Nourish Food Labeling System

A campus-wide signage and nutritional guideline initiative making it easier for the UC Davis community to identify and choose nourishing foods on campus. The guidelines encourage campus dining services operators to alter current recipes and develop new recipes that meet the guidelines.

→ Nutrition Services

Nutrition programming and resources are offered to the campus community as part of the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program. Content is reviewed by a Registered Dietitian.

→ Office of Student and Resident Diversity 

The mission of the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, and to actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our nation and our world — a workforce wholly equipped to serve and care for all people, vigorously committed to reducing health disparities, and passionately dedicated to the goal of achieving true health equity. Provides Medical School students with financial and staff support for a variety of activities and networking opportunities.

→ Office of Student Learning & Educational Resources (OSLER) 

A comprehensive academic support unit created to promote a culture of academic excellence at UC Davis School of Medicine. OSLER provides services designed to assist students at all levels of medical education in developing sophisticated learning strategies to support academic success in medical school and to promote life-long learning. Educational Skills Specialists are available to work one-on-one with students helping them to assess their academic needs and develop and implement individualized learning plans. OSLER also provides services to support medical students as developing professionals including workshops related to effective learning techniques, study tools and resources, and preparation for exams.

→ Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) 

Has Case Managers to assist students who are struggling to meet their academic and personal needs by accessing and utilizing resources.  This office works collaboratively with all campus and community services to support students success.

→ Office of Student Wellness

Works with UC Davis Medical School students to achieve and maintain optimal physical and emotional health.  An essential aspect of becoming doctors is learning to take care of our own health and work-life balance, thus allowing ourselves to be the best healers that we can be to our patients.  The main mission of our Office is to develop and help implement measures to improve medical students’ wellness. In order to accomplish this goal, we will work together with students, residents, faculty, and staff, fostering collaborations that will lead to a culture of excellence and well-being.

→ Office of the Ombuds 

This Office offers coaching to students, staff, and faculty for university-related issues and concerns with confidential, independent, impartial, informal problem-solving and conflict management. Individual meetings with an Ombuds can help you to better understand the conflict, offer a neutral perspective and develop strategies to address concerns in a way that feels most comfortable to you. Mediation services are also offered, to give the parties involved an opportunity to reach a greater understanding of the underlying issues and work toward a resolution.

→ Open Access Resource Library

Resources to help promote mental and emotional well-being, by creating a greater understanding of mental health concerns and demystifying services, supports, and professionals who are trained to help. 

Resource Topics Include:

→ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) 

The mission of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), as a participatory and self-directed group, is to further the pursuit of lifelong learning by offering a diverse educational program of high quality, affordable courses and events for people age 50 and older living in Davis and nearby communities.

→ Personal Safety Programs | Student Health & Counseling Services

→ Quit for Life® program

This program is available at no additional cost to University employees and family members who are enrolled in UC Care, Health Savings Plan, and Core plan. You will receive online and phone support and free nicotine replacement therapy products (gum or patches).
More information: Quit for Life® website or Download their Flyer (PDF)

→ Free "quit kits" 

Packets are available to all faculty, staff, and students as long as supplies last.
To request one, email: breathefree@ucdavis.edu

→ UC Davis Retiree Center | Retirement Planning

It is never too early to start planning for retirement. Planning financially for retirement is much easier for those who start when they are young. Beyond the financial considerations involved in preparing for retirement, resources on this page also assist with the myriad of factors to consider as retirement age nears. 

→ Rewards and Recognition Programs

Administered by HR WorkLife, we believe finding the right way to make our employees feel appreciated builds job satisfaction, employee loyalty and longevity. We have a variety of programs available for supervisors and managers to utilize when recognizing employees who go above and beyond, and who exemplify our strategic guiding principles of compassion, teamwork, leadership, social responsibility, diversity and innovation. Our goal is to provide the tools for managers to easily and immediately recognize their employees, and to build a culture of service excellence.

→ Seeds of Well-being Workshops 

Offered by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, our Seeds of Well-being series of workshops are designed to offer you practical skills that are scientifically evidenced to promote wellbeing. We often think of wellbeing as something we need to get.  But, wellbeing is actually something that we cultivate through everyday behaviors.  These workshops are designed to help you develop the seeds of practical skills that you can plant in your day-to-day life, to cultivate your wellbeing. 

→ Services for International Students and Scholars 

We assist incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families with visa and immigration issues while they are at UC Davis. In addition to preparing the necessary documents to apply for a U.S. visa, SISS assists international students and scholars in maintaining their legal status while in the United States. SISS also provides orientation, assistance, information, and referral to international students, faculty, and researchers regarding financial, personal, cultural, and academic concerns.

→ Sexual Health Resources

Being informed is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health, whether or not you are currently sexually active. Optimal sexual health requires understanding your physical, emotional, and psychological wants and needs.

→ Student Counseling Services

  • Acute Care
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Services
  • Career Counseling
  • Eating Disorder Services

→ Student Disability Center 

Campus unit designated to receive requests for accommodation, approve services, and coordinate support for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to the University’s educational programs.

→ Student Identity and Cultural Resources

Comprehensive listing of the diverse spaces and organizations across campus that offer 

  • Academics and Career Resources
  • Counseling services
  • Immigration services
  • Space for use
  • Student organizations and social events​​​​​​​
  • Volunteer, internship and employment
  • Meditation space
  • Child-friendly spaces

→ Student Medical Services | Student Health and Counseling Services

  • Acute Care Clinic
  • Advice Nurse
  • Primary Care
  • Lab and X-ray Services
  • Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention Services
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Travel Services
  • Immunizations

→ Student Parent Child Care Funding Program

The WorkLife office, in coordination with Graduate Studies and the Financial Aid office, offers limited grants and loans to students with dependent children to assist with child care expenses.

→ Student Recruitment and Retention Center

Student-run and student-initiated programs created by students for students foster holistic, academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness for youth and college students. We educate, engage, and empower students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities so that we can all transform knowledge into action.

→ Student Wellness Services | Student Health and Counseling Services

  • Teaching Kitchen - Cooking Classes
  • Recovery Resources
  • Food and Nutrition
  • The Love Lab
  • Stress Reduction
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Safe Partying
  • Helmet Hair, Don't Care (safe biking program)
  • Healthy Eating
  • General Wellness
  • Sleep
  • Physical Activity
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sexual Health

→ Success Coaching and Learning Strategies 

Helping students be the designer and driver of their academic, personal, and professional success. Learn new strategies, build your skills, and reflect on your goals through our workshops and one-on-one appointments.

→ Tai Chi

Staff and academics are invited to join us twice every week for gentle meditation in motion! Tai Chi is both an exercise and a martial art that focuses on health and relaxation. Participants perform basic warm-up exercises, stretches, forms, and martial technique. The sessions help put busy lives in do-not-disturb mode, to make time to breathe, relax, and become more grounded in the present moment.

→ TAPS Mobility Assistance Shuttle

Transportation Services (TAPS), in collaboration with Student Disability Center and Human Resources Disability Management Services, provides transport services for mobility impaired students, faculty, staff, and UCD guests who either have a temporary or permanent disability.

→ The Pantry 

Provides fresh produce and bread, shelf-stable food items, and basic necessities to students facing food insecurity. Students must present a valid UC Davis ID Card in order to take up to three items per day. Located in the east wing of the Memorial Union.

→ Transfer and Reentry Center 

Assists all transfer students (junior college or community college to UC Davis, UC to UC Davis, out of state to UC Davis) and reentry students. They strive to address the needs of the whole student and offer assistance with academics, adjusting to UC Davis, and finding resources to address specific concerns.

→ Travel Medicine Program

For the UC Davis international business traveler, the UC Davis Travel Medicine Program offers the following services at no charge to you, your grant, or your department:

  • Personalized travel report (Travax) with immunization recommendations, medical and country-specific concerns, and emergency contact information.
  • Physician evaluation to determine pre-trip health and medical plan.
  • Administration of all necessary vaccines.
  • On campus pharmacy for needed travel medications.

→ UC Davis Arts Blog

The arts blog covers the arts at UC Davis and beyond — the arts scene in Sacramento Valley and Bay Area that UC Davis folks might enjoy, as well as work by UC Davis artists (alumni, faculty, students, staff), wherever they are showing or performing.

  • UC Davis Arts Event Calendar - lists current exhibitions, lecture series and performances hosted by the departments of Art History, Art Studio, Cinema & Digital Media, Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, Performance Studies.

→ UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

Connects working professionals, businesses and students from around the world to the knowledge and resources of UC Davis. We have one of the university’s most extensive educational portfolios, offering academic and non-credit professional certificates, on-campus programs for international students, contract programs for government and corporate clients, conferences and boot camps.

→ UC Davis Farmer's Market

The UC Davis Farmers Market is held during the fall and spring quarters in partnership with the Davis Farmers Market and aims to boost the health of our community by making nourishing and locally grown fruits and vegetables available on campus.

→ UC Davis Health Clinical Pastoral Services

The Department of Chaplaincy Services & Education provide spiritual, religious, and pastoral care and services to meet the needs of all patients, guests, and staff while conducting an interfaith professional training for ministry through ACPE.

→ UC Davis Health Comprehensive Cancer Center | Education and Cancer Information

At UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, education is central to our mission. We educate patients, the public, health-care professionals and the next generation of physicians on all aspects of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and recovery.

Patient education:

→ UC Davis Health Faculty Development and Diversity

This program serves the professional and career needs of faculty. Through their programs, they aim to address the diverse needs of our faculty community with offerings in career advancement, mentoring, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and interprofessional teaching.

→ UC Davis Health Fitness Center

The UCDHS Fitness Center is equipped with top of the line cardio, functional, and strength equipment.

Equipment and facilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bike parking
  • Cardio bicycles
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Free weights
  • Functional equipment. 
  • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms (patrons to self identify)
  • Power racks
  • Rowers
  • Selectorized weight equipment
  • Showers
  • Stair climbers
  • Towel service
  • Treadmills
  • Vehicle parking

 

→ UC Davis Mental Health Initiative Facebook page 

A group aimed to engage students in destigmatization and education efforts, prompt attendees to organize around mental health issues, and offer them the opportunity for self-reflection and healing through mental health discourse.

→ UC Davis Nap Map

Good sleeping habits lead to a healthier brain! Scientific studies suggest there is a correlation between a good night sleep and better grades for college students. The UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services recognizes that sleeping is essential for college students to lead happier lives.  Therefore, they developed the UC Davis Nap Map. The Nap Map will show you the best places around campus to recharge your batteries.

→ UC Davis Retiree Center

The UC Davis Retiree Center is a contact point for retirees of the University of California, Davis and for retirees from other campuses who live near Davis. Some of the services available to UC Davis retirees are listed here.

→ UC Net Behavioral Health Benefits 

UC’s medical coverage includes behavioral health benefits for mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Members can use their behavioral health benefits for sessions with counselors, psychologists or psychiatrists.

→ UC's Living Well Tobacco Cessation Resources

UC is committed to providing a tobacco-free environment. To support the Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy and help those who want to quit smoking, the university offers a number of resources for faculty and staff.

→ UCTV | Health Matters Videos

Each half-hour program provides viewers with current and valuable information on how to improve health and well-being.

→ University Religious Council

The University Religious Council (URC) comprises a diverse group of spiritual and ethical organizations from throughout the region and provides an official venue for engaging with the campus community and university administration.

We believe it’s vital that faith-based organizations in the community maintain a strong and mutually beneficial working association with the university to support the welfare, interfaith engagement and holistic development of our students. 

→ Vaping Campaign

From health concerns to profits for big tobacco, our resource pages share all of the information about why vaping is so harmful. 

→ Veterans Success Center 

Committed to providing services to student veterans, service members and dependents of the Armed Services. We aspire to foster academic excellence of the whole student, from the beginning and beyond, while creating an environment of learning, networking, engagement, diversity and inclusion.

→ Walking Loops

Five marked walking paths and a corresponding map created at UC Davis and UC Davis Health campuses providing students, staff and academics with guided walks of varied lengths around their campus.

→ We Thrive: Elevating Queer and Trans Community Health 

Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) is committed to an ongoing process of ensuring that our students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other LGBTQIA+ identities feel comfortable and respected when seeking our services.

→ Wellness Ambassador Program

Wellness Ambassadors serve as representatives of the UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program while supporting and engaging their colleagues in wellness messaging, programs, activities and resources.

→ Women’s Resources & Research Center (WRRC) 

The WRRC's mission is to promote gender equity and social justice. We provide a place for students and the Davis community to learn about resources and to attend educational programs that focus on gender equity and social justice. It is a great place to meet friends and get involved with on-campus events and student organizations working to address sexism, cissexism, and all forms of oppression. The WRRC provides opportunities for students to take part in making UC Davis safer and more inclusive for everyone, specifically for people with marginalized gender identities, including, but not limited to: womxn, transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals.

→ WorkLife Webpage

This Human Resources department provides programs, policies, referrals and education that enable employees and students to be effective at work, school and home.