Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation

Using This Resource Guide

The Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Guide is designed to help the UC Davis postdoc community, but it can be used by anyone interested in supporting postdocs. Explore the guide by clicking the icons below. Bookmark grad.ucdavis.edu/postdocs and visit this guide frequently for the latest news, updates, and resources for postdocs and their families. 

Orientation for New UC Davis Postdocs

Welcome to UC Davis! Thank you for choosing us for this next step in your academic journey.

There are two very important orientation videos below, one to help you familiarize yourself to UC Davis and our postdoc services, and the other to help you understand your employee benefits as a postdoc. 

Please watch our orientation video for an overview of our campus, how to get started in your position, and the services available to you. You can also download the slides from this video to follow along or access the hyperlinks mentioned.

 

Please be sure to also access the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Program video from UC Davis Human Resources to learn about your choices in employee benefits, such as health/dental/vision insurance. UC Davis Human Resources is the unit that manages benefits for our postdoctoral scholars. If you have questions about employee benefits, please email postdocbenefits@ucdavis.edu

 

Once you have arrived at UCD, please plan to attend our monthly in-person Meet & Greet events that connect incoming and continuing postdocs with resource staff and networking opportunities.

UC Davis is proud to be an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association! As a result, all UC Davis Postdocs are entitled to free individual affiliate membership in the National Postdoctoral Association - please establish your account using your UC Davis email address in order to be eligible.

Upcoming Postdoc Meet & Greet events

Monday, September 19, 2022
September Postdoc Meet & Greet
9:00 - 10:30 am
Register Here by September 14, 2022
Monday, April 3, 2023
April Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by March 29, 2023
Monday, October 17, 2022
Postdoc Appreciation Week Kickoff and Postdoc Meet & Greet
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Register Here by October 10, 2022
Monday, May 1, 2023
May Postdoc Meet & Greet #1
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by April 26, 2023
Monday, November 21, 2022
November Postdoc Meet & Greet
CANCELLED
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
May Postdoc Meet & Greet #2
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by May 24, 2023
Monday, December 5, 2022
December Postdoc Meet & Greet
CANCELLED
Monday, June 26, 2023
June Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by June 21, 2023
Monday, January 9, 2023
January Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by January 4, 2023
Monday, July 24, 2023
July Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by July 19, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
February Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by February 6 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
August Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by August 16, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
March Postdoc Meet & Greet
Gibeling Room, Walker Hall
9:00 - 10:00 am
Register Here by March 1, 2023
 

UC Davis New Employee Welcome

New Employee Welcome acquaints Postdocs, Faculty, Academic Appointees and Staff to UC Davis’ mission, Principles of Community, culture  and noteworthy accomplishments. See the New Employee Welcome website for dates, times, and location.