Welcome to the Memorial Union

The Information Desk is located on the first floor of the Memorial Union.  Look for the bright white counter near the main lounge. The friendly staff can provide information about programs, facilities, and services available on campus, as well as directions on campus and transportation resources, and they are knowledgeable about all things UC Davis.

Lost and Found

The Information Desk desk takes in lost and found as a courtesy to our guests. We are not responsible for loss, damage to or recovery of property. Valuables are turned over to the UC Davis Police Department on a weekly basis. All other items are kept at the Information Desk for four weeks then donated. Staff are available to assist guests with lost and found during Memorial Union open hours. See the UC Davis official lost and found locations below.

Flags

The Memorial Union is home to one of two flagpoles on campus. The United States of America Flag, the California State Flag, and the University of California Flag can be seen flying rain or shine. If you see the University flag at half-staff, an affiliate of the UC Davis Campus is being honored after passing away. If any flag is lowered to half-staff, there is an In Memoriam Card on the North side of the flagpole in remembrance of those who passed. Responsibility for raising and lowering the flags is shared between Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), and the Memorial Union Information Desk.

Quad Hammocks

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed due to the hectic nature of the quarter system? Take a break and relax in one of the twelve hammocks that line the East and West Quad. It's been shown that 20-30 minute naps can be beneficial and boost your alertness, productivity, and concentration. The hammocks are a very popular spot on campus to relax and take a break. If the hammocks are full, Health Education and Promotion has a map of the campus with the best nap spots. The original set of hammocks were purchased by ASUCD through a grant from The California Endowment, however, the Memorial Union now provides and takes care of the hammocks. As a promotion of emotional wellness, hammocks are hung up daily around 7:30 am by the Memorial Union Information Desk staff and taken down between 3:30 and 4:00 pm during the fall and winter seasons, and between 6:00 and 6:30 pm during the spring and summer seasons. If you don't see the hammocks out, it is likely due to rain, mud, extreme weather conditions (below 60 °F or above 100 °F), or bad air quality.

Massage Chairs

Couldn't get a hammock on the quad, but want to relax near by before your next class? Head inside the Memorial Union to the second floor balcony and check out our new massage chairs. After the UC Davis Mind Spa closed, the Memorial Union took the opportunity to promote health and wellness on campus and was given two of their full-body massage chairs. These massage chairs are the best spot to take a much deserved break before getting back into that study grind. Once the chair is turned on, it is set for a 30 minute massage where you can relax and maybe get in a 20-30 minute nap that can boost your productivity! The massage chairs are accessible during the Memorial Union operating hours, and, unlike the hammocks, these can be used rain or shine.

Student Expression

UC Davis is home to many student activists. If you are looking for more information about how to go about expressing yourself, the University has provided students with resources on the Student Expressions Page. This page provides resources regarding rights, protests, and locations on campus that provide support to students. One of the key locations for student support is the Center for Student Involvement located on the fourth floor of the Memorial Union. They help groups operate successfully on campus and to support the educational experience which organizations provide for student members; as well as the entire campus community.