Wellness and Support

Getting the support you need—physically and mentally—is really important when you are a student. It isn’t always easy to take the best care of yourself when you have a demanding course load, extracurricular activities and relationships with friends or a significant other to manage. Luckily, there are a number of resources and services on campus, including accommodations for students with disabilities, to help ensure you get the support you need to be successful and get the most out of your time at UC Davis, inside and outside the classroom.


UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides a wide variety of medical, mental health and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students regardless of insurance coverage. View service fees and a map to the facility location.


Physical activity is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating exercise and recreation into your daily routine can increase your energy and improve your confidence. Campus Recreation’s Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) offers both informal and formal recreation opportunities, making it easy for you to keep fit, relax, have fun and meet your fitness goals. View their hours.


Food is one of the most basic and important human needs, yet unfortunately an increasing number of college students across the country are going hungry as food insecurity worsens. UC Davis has a number of on-campus resources and off-campus partnerships to help prevent food insecurity in our campus community. One such program is called Fruit & Veggie Up!, which distributes fresh produce for free to UC Davis students, Monday through Friday at the Aggie Compass office in the Memorial Union.

Disability Services

The Student Disability Center (SDC) is staffed by team of professionals who have expertise in the education of students with disabilities. Student Disability Center Specialists approve services and coordinate accommodations to ensure equal access to the University’s educational programs. While accommodation information is shared on a “need to know” basis in order to facilitate services, disability information kept confidential and does not appear on transcripts or diplomas.