2023 Virtual Postdoc Orientations

Dear Postdoc Administrators,


Below you’ll find the schedule of quarterly Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation for the rest of AY 22-23. All orientations will be held via Zoom. Please save the dates on your calendar for easy reference. I’ve also added the registration link for each date, so you’ll have it handy.


The same information is now available on the Postdoc website (http://www.postdoc.ucla.edu), however, we will not be providing the registration links there; just the dates and times. We would appreciate it if you could provide the registration link directly to your incoming postdocs. This can help us prevent zoom bombers or other non-UCLA affiliated participants from joining. In any case, I will be sending out reminders for each orientation as each date approaches.


For your reference, here’s the agenda of the orientation:


Part 1 – Orientation
For postdocs new and old, get to know other postdocs, learn about the UCLA community, meet leaders from the Postdoctoral Association, and hear about campus resources, support networks, professional development resources and networking opportunities.
Part 2 – Meet Your Union
Postdoc representatives of your union will introduce themselves and answer questions.

Please watch the following videos before the orientation:

UCLA Postdoc Policy: Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Postdoc Questions: https://youtu.be/URwKaYqyVmc

UCLA Postdoc Campus Resources – Joining the UCLA Community:

Part 1: https://youtu.be/EDLXWnovpJQ

Part 2: https://youtu.be/eAuReZfM_Q4


Here are the dates and registration links:


Winter 2023 Postdoc Orientation

Tuesday, February 7 from 1-2pm (Pacific Time) via Zoom

Registration Link:  https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrd-uvrzIpHtxAq-Lrl6XQzimUp6c0FIzM


Spring 2023 Postdoc Orientation

Tuesday, April 18 from 1-2pm (Pacific Time) via Zoom

Registration Link:  https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEud-mprTIrHdROeoWlevebP-_cjduReG4i


Summer 2023 Postdoc Orientation

Tuesday, July 18 from 1-2pm (Pacific Time) via Zoom

Registration Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclduCsqjoiHNa6C_GHGqnmS08TF_RFyu4f


Please let me know if you have any questions.






Francesca Gacho, Ph.D. (she/her)

Coordinator, Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Professional Development

UCLA Division of Graduate Education | Graduate and Postdoctoral Success

1252 Murphy Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095