UC Davis Today: Visit us to discover the real UC Davis

  • A bike rider in a Sikh turban riding by bunch of bikes

    Bike riding is popular at UC Davis, which received a platinum "Bicycle Friendly Business" award from the League of American Bicyclists.

  • A street full of students riding their bikes

    Students can hop on a bike and get to their next class quickly.

  • Photo of a park with trees as a bicyclist passes by on the street

    The Quad, seen here from the porch of North Hall, is a major hub for student activities.

  • A London double-decker bus with a red telephone box in the foreground

    UC Davis, one of the top five eco-friendly colleges and universities for 2013, is known for its student-run bus system.

  • A female perched on top of a ceramic egghead with another one nearby

    The campus is filled with public art. Here, a student sits on one of the "Yin and Yang" Eggheads near Wright Theatre.

  • A view of the redwood grove with a path winding through

    The UC Davis Arboretum is considered the jewel of our beautiful campus.

  • A stand of cheering students in yellow-gold UC Davis T-shirts

    The 12,000-plus member Aggie Pack is always there to cheer on our team.

  • A blurred-motion photo of a uniformed band marchng

    The Band-Uh!, also known as the California Aggie Marching Band, performs during games.

  • A man carrying a big flag with "UC Davis Aggies" on it

    As part of our football tradition, the Aggie flag is carried around the stadium each time our team scores.

  • The Aggie Stadium photographed at night with the stadium lights showing the football field

    When it opened in 2007, Aggie Stadium was the first college stadium in the country to set the goal of zero waste.

  • A view of an empty library with long tables

    The Main Reading Room in Shields Library offers a quiet space for students.

  • View from above of a bakery and coffee area at the Coffee House

    The Memorial Union's Coffee House is a great place to get a bite to eat between classes.

  • Two international students, one from Africa, one from Asia, conversing

    Students also find the Coffee House a convenient place to link up with others.

  • Students walking and riding beneath a big tree with yellow and orange leaves

    Davis experiences all four seasons: fall when the leaves change…

  • A woman with an umbrella crossing the street in the rain

    …a few winter rainstorms…

  • A woman reading a book while lying on a lawn

    …many sunny days during spring…

  • …and summer. In fact, the average 265 days of sunshine encourages outdoor activities to take advantage of our campus.

Visit us to discover the real UC Davis

The best way for prospective students to learn about UC Davis is to experience the campus firsthand. 

You can arrange through UC Davis Visitor Services for a guided tour, choosing from a variety of options that fit your interests or age, including ones for families. Visitors interested in Intercollegiate Athletics can get a focused tour, and, during the summer, self-guided tours through residence halls are also available through Sept. 15 on a drop-in basis. 

But not everyone can visit us in person. Discover UC Davis through an immersive and interactive 360° virtual tour for the Davis campus that will make you feel as if you were actually here. The virtual tour is also available as mobile apps at iTunes and Google Play. For those interested in the UC Davis Health System, our medical school and the Working Professional MBA program, see the Sacramento campus virtual tour.

Take a long, easy stroll of the sights on our 5,300-plus acre campus — from the world-class arboretum and its flowering gardens to state-of-the art facilities like the Sciences Laboratory Building. Along the way, and back on the UC Davis home page, learn about admissions, campus life, academics, research and our international and athletics programs. Located in the city of Davis, known as one of the nation’s best and smartest small towns in which to live, the university offers world-class academic programs in a supportive environment and collegial community. 

Anyone and everyone is welcome at UC Davis. Come find out why UC Davis is such a spectacular place to study, work and play. 

The UC Davis campus, known for students using bicycles as their major mode of transportation. In the first photo, a student rides near the Bike Barn where many of the bikes are repaired and sold. Slideshow photos by Karin Higgins and Gregory Urquiaga of UC Davis Strategic Communications

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