Red Watch Band Program

Every Second Counts

Become a campus leader equipped with the skills to step up, care for your fellow Aggies and potentially save a life.

The Red Watch Band (RWB) program at UC Davis empowers students to make decisions, take actions and care for their peers during time-sensitive critical moments. This cost-free workshop encompasses an optional American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR certification, and a student-centered upstander training with an emphasis on alcohol-related situations.

More information about UC Davis Red Watch Band:

  • Promotes a culture of respect, compassion and responsibility among students
  • Addresses high risk drinking and college drinking culture
  • Provides students with skills and knowledge to prevent drinking deaths
  • Requires active participation of student participants to be successful
  • Facilitates active discussions about campus specific issues regarding alcohol

The Red Watch Band program originated at Stony Brook University in 2009, for more information and frequently asked questions, visit

For questions specifically regarding UC Davis’ RWB program, please contact


The RWB program consists of two parts:

  • Upstander Workshop focused on alcohol related situations, facilitated by UC Davis students and Health Education and Promotion Staff
  • American Heart Association CPR training (Optional) **

Both components of the program will be offered on weekday evenings.

Winter 2017

Upstander Workshop
Wednesday January 24th | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday January 25th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Pending enough enrollment: Tuesday January 30th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Register for Upstander Workshop Here

American Heart Association CPR Training**
Tuesday February 6th | 6:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday February 7th | 5:30 - 8:00pm
Thursday February 15th | 6:30 - 9:00pm
Tuesday February 20th | 7:00 - 9:30pm
Monday March 5th | 7:00 - 9:30pm
Wednesday March 7th | 5:30 - 8:00pm

Register for CPR Training Here

All UC Davis students are eligible and welcome. A short application is required*
*Same day registration is not guaranteed.
**You must complete Part 1 (Upstander Workshop) before you can take Part 2 (CPR).

Missed this quarter's RWB? Email to be added to our RWB list and we will notify you of the next dates.