Postdoc Appreciation Week

PostDoc Appreciation Week 2021

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is a full week of events and activities in celebration and recogniztion of the important contributions PostDocs make to the Guarini and Dartmouth community.

For 2021, events at Dartmouth are planned from September 20 through to September 24.

Many virtual events will be hosted by the National Postdoctoral Association website, including professional development events on topics such as Intellectual Property, Writing for the Public, Career Panels, as well as virtual fun and wellness events.

Please join us for our in-person and virtual events and stay tuned for information about local businesses that are celebrating postdocs by offering discounts and deals throughout the week. We are asking everyone to register for our in-person events for contact tracing purposes.

Week-Long Initiatives

Postdoc Bingo - Download our Postdoc bingo card.  Spend National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 20-24) meeting as many postdocs as you can and find a different person for each category.  Send in your completed card to be entered in a drawing to win a prize!  

To celebrate Postdoc Appreciation week, Red Kite Candy is offering a complimentary Little Caramel Bag for postdocs! Stop in during the week and let them know you are a Dartmouth Postdoc to partake in this offer. You can find them at:
5 South St, Hanover, NH 03755

Event Listings

Monday, September 20

DCAL & Guarini Postdoc Appreciation Reception (RSVP by 10am Monday). 
September 20th, 4-6pm at the
Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) House - a short walk from campus with plenty of parking. Come celebrate with your fellow postdocs and be appreciated by faculty, grad students, and staff who work with postdocs - all are welcome! There are plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to gather in small groups to enjoy good company, snacks (individually packaged food), and drinks (soft drinks, beer, and wine). Masks are required indoors when you are not eating. 

Tuesday, September 21 

Welcome Reception for First Year Postdocs and Graduate Students
Dean F. Jon Kull and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies invite grad students and postdocs new to Dartmouth to meet President Hanlon and his wife, Gail Gentes. 4:30-5:30pm at the Hayward Lounge of the Hanover Inn (RSVP by 4pm Monday September 20 if you plan on attending)

Run with the Upper Valley Running Club (RSVP). Meet at 17:30 at the Hanover track (behind Hanover High School) for a running workout! The full workout is around 10 km, but UVRC welcomes runners of all pace and ability. Come and run any part of the workout! (A description of the workout will be shared the day before).

Wednesday, September 22 

Speed Schmooze Across Institutions (virtual)
Connect with postdocs at other institutions during Columbia's Postdoc Speed Schmooze (RSVP). Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 23 

Outdoor Yoga with Dartmouth Student Wellness Center (RSVP). Join the Dartmouth SWC yoga instructor, Ivy, for an all-levels class between 5-6 PM - Location BEMA  
Please bring your own mat. The Wellness Center will have limited loaners available.

Friday, September 24

Virtual Game Night with UNH Postdocs. Socialize with Dartmouth and UNH postdocs while playing Jackbox Games over Zoom (RSVP to receive Zoom invitation).