Having an enjoyable social experience is indeed part of a successful postdoctoral appointment. As Penn postdocs, we are fortunate enough to live in a city that has a wide array of interesting activities and a diverse population of colleagues from all over the world. The mission of the BPC Social Activities Committee is to make use of these resources to contribute to the exchange of cultural experiences and knowledge while having fun at the same time.
Monthly Post-doc Happy Hours
Join us the first Friday of every month for a Post-doc Happy Hour at City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.). Enjoy drink specials from 5:30-7:30 along with your fellow postdocs. Friends and coworkers are welcome, as long as they are 21+.
When you arrive, tell the hostess you are with the postdoc happy hour and get a wristband to get the specials.
Although there’s nothing planned for the immediate future, don’t worry - the Social Committee is always cooking up something fun! We’ll let you know what’s going on through emails, BPP Facebook updates, and updated posts right here.
Resources available at PENN
The BPC believes in not only the scientific interaction amongst post-docs but in social interactions as well. The University of Pennsylvania has several recreation facilities and offers a variety of activities that BPC Post-docs can take advantage of.
As a BPC post-doc, one may use the Hutchinson Gymnasium basket ball courts, squash courts, and locker/shower facilities at no charge, but with an activated PENN ID. Other facilities include David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, Sheerr Pool, Robert A. Fox Fitness Center, Ringe Squash Courts and Facility Rental. For membership and fee requirements to use these facilities, please click here
The postdoctoral Council organizes teams to play in intramural sports that are organized by the University of Pennsylvania Department of Recreation We won the Intramural Soccer championship in 2001!
If you are interested to help in the organization of an event or if you have exciting ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us!
C. Nicole Sunnen, Ph.D.
Rebecca Chanoux, Ph.D.