UCLA is celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2019 from September 16 to September 20, 2019. In recognition of your many contributions to the university community, several organizations from around campus have planned a series of activities and opportunities in your honor. Please join us for National Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Week at UCLA!

Schedule of Events


Postdoctoral Association (PDA) Wine Night

Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – RSVP
The Blending Lab Winery | 7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

To kickstart the upcoming National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept. 16-20), your PDA @ UCLA would like to invite all Postdocs to come join us at The Blending Lab Winery in downtown Los Angeles. Pizza will be provided, and an open menu and wine selection is available for individual purchase.


PDA Happy Hour And Game Night

Thursday, September 19 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Barney’s Beanery (Upstairs) | 1037 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

On behalf of the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UCLA, we’d like to invite you to join us for a Happy Hour and Game Night. Come enjoy some appetizers and games while hanging out with your fellow postdocs. Feel free to bring along your favorite games, or just bring yourself!


Postdoctoral Scholar Mixer

Friday, September 20 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – RSVP
La Kretz Garden Pavilion | UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens

Enjoy dinner and drinks with fellow UCLA postdoctoral scholars and UCLA postdoctoral scholar alumni! The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden will also be open until 5PM. Postdoctoral scholar mentors welcome!


PDA Cross-Campus Picnic with USC and Caltech

Saturday, September 21 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM – RSVP
Los Angeles State Historic Park | 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Postdoctoral Associations from the LA Area are getting together to host a potluck picnic at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2019. We are inviting all postdocs and their families to join us for a fun and relaxed Saturday afternoon. Snacks and drinks will be provided, as well cups, plates, utensils and napkins. Please bring some food or drinks to share, sunscreen, toys/games for kids (or adults!) and blankets or camping chairs to sit.


Co-Sponsored by UCLA Graduate Division, DGSOM Office for Postdoctoral Affairs for the Biomedical and Life Sciences, and Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UCLA