Postdoc Appreciation Week

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About Postdoc Appreciation Week

Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness.

UC Davis 2023 Postdoc Appreciation Week - October 23-27, 2023

Graduate Studies Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff Breakfast Reception

Monday October 23, 2023
9:30 - 10:30 am
North Lawn, Walker Hall
Thank you for registering! Registration closed October 13

Graduate Studies Reception for President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows

Monday October 23, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Gibeling Conference Room 1220, Walker Hall
Invitations via email

College of Biological Sciences
Postdoc Breakfast

Tuesday October 24, 2023
9:00 am
Green Hall Courtyard
Invitations via email

College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Meet & Greet - Bagels and Coffee Social

Wednesday October 25, 2023
9:00 - 10:00 am
North Lawn, Mrak Hall
Invitations via email

College of Letters & Science
Postdoc  Happy Hour with Dean Atekwana

Wednesday October 25, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities Building
Invitations via email

Internship and Career Center Ice Cream Social

Celebrate being a postdoctoral scholar with the Internship and Career Center. We will be hosting an ice cream social at South Hall! This event will include free ice cream (dairy and non-dairy options), time to socialize with other postdocs, and an opportunity to learn more about how the ICC supports postdocs in their career journey.
Thursday October 26, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 pm
South Hall
Register at
(Information on creating a Handshake account can be found here)

Student Parent Family
Main Campus Quad Trick or Treat 

Postdoc families are invited to join the Student Parent Family Working Group annual campus kids' Trick or Treat
Thursday October 26, 2023
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Numerous locations around the UC Davis Quad, see map below

Graduate Studies Postdoc Appreciation Dinner

A family-friendly casual outdoor dinner
Friday October 27, 2023
5:00 - 7:00 pm
North Lawn, Walker Hall
Thank you for registering! Registration closed October 18


2023 Campus Trick or Treat Map