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Everybody within the campus group is invited to 2 massive occasions Monday, Sept. 23: RecFest, celebrating renovations of the Actions and Recreation Middle and Rec Pool; after which Fall Welcome, ringing within the new tutorial yr.

All the occasions are free and open to all β€” college students, employees, school, the group β€” and embrace free dinner on the finish of the day.

The primary occasion is RecFest, a pair of grand opening ceremonies, first on the ARC, with Chancellor Gary S. Might giving remarks, after which on the Rec Pool. RecFest will characteristic DJs, refreshments and giveaways, and the set up of a brand new Founders Wall celebrating the UC Davis leaders whose work and innovation contributed to Campus Recreation. John Campbell, who beforehand served as government director of Campus Recreation, shall be added to the wall.

Campus Rec will showcase expanded and renovated areas on the ARC, and guests may have the chance to strive the gear, obtain free exercise plans, and discover ways to strive ARC courses or play on rec sports activities groups. Throughout La Rue Street on the Rec Pool, Campus Rec will serve ice cream and different snacks. And naturally, carry your swim swimsuit and go for a dip!

The ARC reopened in March after a 20-month mission that added 20,000 sq. toes of area, together with extra pure gentle, strength-training and purposeful gear, up to date cardio machines, an out of doors fitness yard and extra.

The Rec Pool noticed a whole overhaul that started in late 2017 and changed the previous pool with two new swimming pools: one for year-round competitors and one for seasonal recreation. They opened June 10 with renovated locker rooms and new gender-inclusive restrooms, together with two new facilities: Wi-Fi protection and a seashore volleyball court docket.

Extra details about RecFest is obtainable on Fb.

Fall Welcome to encourage Aggies to be heroes

Chancellor Gary S. May and his wife, LeShelle.
Chancellor Gary S. Might, with LeShelle Might, wore his Aggie Heroes shirt below his swimsuit, Superman model, in 2018. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

You’ll have simply sufficient time to take a fast break earlier than the following massive occasion of the day: Fall Welcome, first held in 2018 and mixing the college’s earlier traditions of convocation and New Scholar Welcome.

This system contains scholar performers, DJ Girl Char and free T-shirts.

The theme of this yr’s Fall Welcome β€”Β β€œAggie Heroes: For the Higher” β€” continues the one launched final yr: a few of final yr’s Aggie Heroes will converse, giving ideas and encouragement on how anybody can carry out small acts of heroism to assist make the world a greater place.

Audio system will embrace Valencia Scott, who’s double-majoring in anthropology and worldwide relations; Emily Service provider, a professor of Science and Know-how Research; current graduate Awais Khan and molecular and mobile biology main Chun Package Ho; and John James, a nurse within the surgical intensive care unit on the UC Davis Medical Middle.

Chancellor Might and Davis Mayor Brett Lee will give welcome remarks. Emcee duties shall be dealt with by Rebecca Calisi RodrΓ­guez, affiliate professor of neurobiology, physiology and conduct.

Afterward, make your method to Hutchison Area proper outdoors The Pavilion, the place new college students can cross below the official welcoming arch, and everyome can browse the New Scholar Useful resource Truthful.

Hutchison Area can be your dinner venue: Select a free meal from one in every of many meals vehicles which are coming in. You’ll obtain a wristband (together with a free T-shirt) upon getting into The Pavilion firstly of the Fall Welcome, and that very same wristband might be redeemed for a meal.

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