Monthly Events

Coffee Hour & Happy Hour

Join us for coffee every other month (August, October and December) and happy hour in September and November 2019 (dates TBC).

To locate us look for the PDA sign or message us on the facebook account here or text +1 213 716 3439.

Upcoming Coffee Hour dates (Second Wednesday of every other month):

August 14, 2019

October 9, 2019

December 11, 2019


Upcoming Coffee Hour Times:

UPC: Starbucks next to Lyon Center (1 – 2 pm) 1025 West 34TH ST., Kings Hall 1ST Floor

HSC: Starbucks (2-3 pm) Plaza Marketplace at Seaver Residence Hall, 1969 Zonal Ave

CHLA: Aroma’s Cafe @HBO cafe (9-10 am)


Feeling Stressed?

The USC PDA will be organizing free 15 minute chair massages to ease stress and muscle tension from the strain of desk/lab work

The massages are happening on Friday the 15th November at UPC in MCB Room 102. There are only 10 spots open for massages, so reserve now to save your spot!


Password: USC_Massage

Please RSVP via Eventbrite. We will contact you with your specific time slot and require confirmation of attendance (if you have a preferred time please email Terri: We will reconfirm your attendance a week before and the day before. If you do not reply within 2 days (or by 5pm the day before) we will remove your booking and add someone from the waitlist.
No show policy:
If you do not attend your allocated slot you will not be allowed to sign up for future massage events of this kind.
You must qualify as one of the following:
  • Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate
  • Postdoctoral Scholar – Teaching Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Scholar – Fellowship Trainee
  • Postdoctoral Scholar – Visiting Fellow

Power Hour 2019 Schedule

Every Monday & Wednesday 1-2pm

Class starts: M 8/26

No Class 9/2 Labor Day
No Class 11/27 Thanksgiving
Last class: W 12/11

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2019

NPAW is an annual celebration meant to increase awareness of postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to U.S. research and discovery. This year, the USC Postdoc Association has partnered with our friends from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and a number of USC offices and affiliates to celebrate over 600 postdoctoral scholars here at USC! Each day we will host an array of fun, informative events and freebies for postdocs to enjoy, along with a day trip to Catalina Island!

The 2019 NPAW will take place on the 16th to the 21st of September – be sure to keep your week free!

Check out our 2018 NPAW schedule for September 17-22, 2018