Current Capital Projects

The Division of Student Affairs is constantly growing and adapting to better meet the needs of the UC Davis student community. Sometimes that means expanding the physical footprint of campus. Below is a list of eight current and recently completed capital projects that are overseen by the Division of Student Affairs and have greatly enhanced the student experience at UC Davis.

For answers to general questions about UC Davis’ capital projects and how they are funded, visit the Capital Project FAQs page on the Operations and Events Management site.

For the most up to date information about capital projects at UC Davis, please go to the Design and Construction Management site.

Student Affairs Current Projects:

Student Opportunity Center

Significant enrollment growth over several decades has strained our ability to meet campus goals in our existing spaces. By addressing the seismic deficiencies of Freeborn Hall, Student Affairs will provide an opportunity to reimagine this prime real estate by enhancing student services and aligning with our strategic goals.

Recently Completed Projects:

ARC Expansion

This renovation of the Activities and Recreation Center will get your heart pounding. It adds 19,500 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 is also being renovated.

Cost and funding: $15 million. External funds, Facilities and Campus Enhancements Initiative, Legal Education Enhancement and Access Program, and Campus Recreation and Unions revenue

Memorial Union North Courtyard

Redevelopment of the MU North Courtyard created a dynamic public space with new paving, vegetation, outdoor seating, lighting and Wi-Fi coverage. New waterproofing over the basement and new drainage will also be installed.

Cost: $2.3 million

Recreation Pool Renovation

The Recreation Pool Renovation project provides full renovation of the bath house, new energy-efficient lap pool and recreation pool, and a new sand volleyball court.

Cost: $10 million

Tercero Dining Commons 2

This project includes 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 locate the site for a future residential complex.

Cost and funding: $32 million. Student Housing capital reserves and debt financing

Webster Hall Redevelopment

The 266-bed Webster Hall in the Cuarto Area closed to make way for a four-story residence hall with 366 beds and is scheduled to open summer 2019.

Cost and funding: $49 million. Student Housing capital reserves and debt financing

Silo South Renovation  

The Silo South Renovation revitalized food venues to better serve the university, providing more food options and reinforcing the Silo as a destination as well as improving the plaza and providing awnings for four food trucks.

Cost: $7.9 million

Tercero Student Housing Phase 4  

UC Davis guarantees housing to incoming first-year students, and to help it continue that commitment, the campus is building more. The  Tercero Student Housing Phase 4  project will add three new residence halls with 506 beds for incoming freshmen. The project will also bring new amenities to serve the entire Tercero community: a large community pavilion, a music room, a recreation room for gaming, a wellness and meditation room, a community kitchen, and meeting and study rooms.

Cost and funding: $59.1 million. Student Housing

Memorial Union Renewal  

The Memorial Union got a major makeover. The renewal of the   Memorial Union’s Renewal  first two floors and basement also includes more lounge and study space, updated retail space for the ASUCD and a games area with new billiards tables and console-based gaming. Built in 1955 and dedicated to Aggies who lost their lives in military service, the Memorial Union also is home to the Veterans Success Center .

Cost and funding: $23.4 million. Memorial Union Student Fee

What’s next?

Projects on the horizon for the Division of Student Affairs include: