Get All You Can from Aquatics with a Campus Recreation Membership

A Campus Recreation Membership, formerly known as a CRU or ARC Membership, incorporates the amenities and services of the ARC and other Campus Recreation programming. Benefits include significant discounts at the Craft Center, Equestrian Center, Outdoor Adventures and Youth Programs. They also include low-cost access to Fitness and Wellness programs such as Group Exercise, Instructional Series and Personal Training. In addition, Campus Recreation Members enjoy free access to Intramural (IM) Sports, the Rec Pool and Hickey Pool. To explore your own Campus Recreation  lifestyle, visit

Attention - Waiver Policy

All patrons purchasing a pass to the pool (daily, month, season) are required to sign the university's waiver of liability upon entrance to the pool. All minors (17 and under) must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver for them. This includes those coming to the pool and purchasing a daily pass, or a month/season pass.

If you would like to print the waiver ahead of time, you can download it here.

Attention - Flotation Device Rule Changes

Beginning June 26th, only Coast Guard approved flotation devices will be allowed at the Rec Pool. 
Pool noodles, inflatable pool toys, baby floats, and all other non-approved devices will not be allowed.

Swim laps or lounge at the Rec Pool, open late April to late September. The Rec Pool features two lap-swimming lanes, two diving boards, an island for water activities and large lawns on which to relax. Current students and CRU Members enjoy free access to the pool. Continuing students, youth and members of the general public may purchase a day, month or season pass.

Campus Recreation Fee Waiver

Campus Recreation is excited to offer a fee waiver for students interested in participating in programming at any of our centers. Any current and active fee paying UC Davis student can apply for a fee waiver to enroll in classes at a discounted rate. The application period for Fall Quarter is currently open.  More information and the application can be found here. This fee waiver is made possible through a partnership with Amazon.

Admission Information

Daily Admission

Students and CRU Members Free
Continuing Students $2
General Public $4.50
Youth (ages 3–17) $4
Youth (ages 2 and under)* Free

Month and Season Passes

One Month Pass: $40

Valid one month from the date of purchase.
Additional Household Member(s)** - $15/person.

Season Pass: $80

Valid from the date of purchase until the end of the season.
Additional Household Member(s)** - $40/person.

*Please note that the Rec Pool no longer has a wading/baby pool.

**Limited to five people total.

Passes are valid for entry during regular rec swim hours. Passes are not prorated based on the date of purchase or closures due to chemical issues, fecal contamination or weather.