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.
General Orientation to UC Davis campuses
Perhaps the most urgent need arriving postdocs and scholars have is locating housing. The above video present options for seeking housing. In addition, you may need to arrange temporary housing if you still need time to find housing or if you arrive before the start of your lease. Please see the SISS page on Temporary Housing for information.
Postdoc Benefits Orientation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, UC Davis Human Resources offers a weekly zoom help desk to answer your benefits questions.
The University is currently in the process of creating a new childcare subsidy for postdocs, which will be announced and communicated as soon as it is open.
In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, attendance at the new Postdoctoral Scholar Orientation is mandatory and shall be attended on paid time.
Upcoming in-person UAW-5810 Postdoctoral Orientations are scheduled as follows:
Location: Walker Hall, West Conference Room 1230
January 26, 2023 – 1:30pm
February 21, 2023 – 10:00am
March 17, 2023 – 1:00pm
April 18, 2023 – 11:00am
May 18, 2023 – 12:00pm
June 20, 2023 – 11:00am
July 20, 2023 – 12:00pm
August 15, 2023 – 11:00am
September 14, 2023 – 12:00pm
October 17, 2023 – 11:00am
November 16, 2023 – 12:00pm
December 12, 2023 – 11:00am
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.