Social Events

Past and upcoming Social Events organized by the BSD Postdoctoral Association.

Annual events include a fall picnic and events surrounding Postdoc appreciation week.

Do you have an idea for an event or want to help plan one? Contact us


Thursday, March 6th, 6-8pm

Postdoc Pub Night at The Pub - Ida Noyes Hall 6-8pm

Tuesday, June 17th

White Sox Baseball game outing

Thursday, June 26th, 4pm, BSLC lobby

Postdoc Speed Networking Event and Reception
Featuring Mike Tessel, PhD, Career Advancement
Join us to learn about and practice your "elevator pitch" with fellow postdocs and meet a few new contacts on campus. Don't forget your business cards!

Thursday, July 17th, 4pm

Oriental Institute Tour for postdocs- a limited number of spots are available - please RSVP here by July 14th!

Wednesday, July 30th

Chicago Fire Soccer Game - The game starts at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available for purchase soon - cost will be $10 and will include round trip bus transportation to the game from campus. This event is sponsored by the BSD PDA and the Provost's Office and is open to all postdocs at UChicago on a first-come basis.

Monday, August 18th

Summer Concert at Millennium Park
Join fellow postdocs at the Jay Pritker Pavilion at Millennium Park for the free Broadway in Chicago summer concert, starting at 6:15pm. Join us early to get a seat!

Tuesday, August 26th

Millennium Park Summer Film Series
Join us for a free showing of Wizard of Oz in the park, starting at 6:30pm.

Friday, September 5th, 4pm

Annual Postdoc Fall Kick-off Picnic

Tuesday, September 16th

Postdoc Ice Cream Social - BSLC Lobby
Featuring shaved ice!

Thursday, November 12th, 6-8pm

Postdoc Pub Night at The Pub - Ida Noyes Hall 6-8pm



Thursday, May 30th, 6pm

Happy Hour at the Pub in Ida Noyes

Wednesday, June 12th, 4pm

Speed Networking Event
Featuring Dr. Michael Seiler – Vice President of Scientific Development, ArborVita Associates, LLC
Come join us for an opportunity to learn about and practice the "5 minute elevator pitch" with fellow post docs while enjoying several wine and cheese pairings!!!

Friday, September 6th, 4-6pm

Fall Kick-off Picnic

Wednesday, September 18th, 4pm

PDA Ice Cream Social - BSLC Lobby

Thursday, October 24th

Pub Night at The Pub - Ida Noyes Hall 6-8pm



March 9th

Happy Hour at the Pub in Ida Noyes

May 31st

Happy Hour at the Pub in Ida Noyes

September 7th

Fall Kick-off Picnic

September 21st

Ice Cream Social

November 16th

Pub Night at The Pub - Ida Noyes Hall 6-8pm


September 9th

Fall picnic

September 22nd

Ice Cream Social in honor of Postdoc Appreciation Week

October 28th

Postdoc Halloween Bowling Extravaganza (Prize for best costume!!)

July 23rd and August 8th

Soccer outing with postdocs from Argonne National Labs
Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United and Chicago Fire vs. DC United