Reservations and Events

Please be aware that due to campus guidelines, eating is not allowed in the Games Area. Any events looking to have food should plan on dining within the Memorial Union, Coffeehouse, or outdoors. The only exception to this guideline is Full Facility Rentals.

The Games Area offers reservations and events for its bowling lanes. Reservations are intended for larger groups (7+ people) that wish to bowl together during non-peak times. We also offer recharges for campus affiliates, Special Events for student organizations, and Full Facility Rentals.

Please allow 3-5 business days to respond to all event requests.



Recharges are available for any campus group with an authorized campus account. Recharges are free and are available most times we are open, and must be coordinated in advance of the event. Any campus group seeking to pay for Games Area facility usage via recharge should fill out our Recharge Form.

All reservations must follow these rules:

  • Only bowling lanes may be reserved.
  • We must accommodate reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. If your reservation conflicts with an existing one, we may ask you to alter your reservation. 
  • Reservation times are limited to 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • A minimum of 2 lanes is required, with a maximum of 8 lanes.
  • All requests must be made at least a week in advance.
  • The Games Area reserves the right to change reservations on an as-needed basis.

To place a reservation, please fill out our Reservation Form.

Special Events

Special events at the Games Area are public events intended to promote and highlight any activity that is supported by by official student organizations and student-focused campus groups. Special events are also fundraising opportunities, as the host organization will get a portion of all revenue made in the Games Area that evening! All interested organizations are encouraged to apply or contact the Games Area for further information.

Hosting a Special Event

We are interested in providing a wide variety of Special Events from student groups all over campus! These groups would have the ability to customize the Games Area to better serve their interests and participants, including setting their own music, playing movies, setting up a table for promotion or merchandise sales, playing their own games, and more! For full details, please see the Special Event Contract.

If your organization is interested in hosting a Special Event at the UC Davis Games Area, please fill out our Special Event application. All applicants will be contacted for a face-to-face meeting with the Coordinator to solidify plans and arrange logistics to make your event a success! 

Full Facility Rental

Full Facility Rentals at the Games Area allow you to host a private event in the Games Area! These events cost a flat $500/hour and include all of our gaming services and staffing to ensure your event is a success! If you are interested in a Full Facility Rental, please fill out an application at least three weeks in advance of your event. Full Facility Rentals are not available on weekend nights. Please see our Full Facility Rental Request Form.