OPA hosts a variety of events across campus to encourage networking opportunities among post-docs and the OSU community. These are organized by the Networking Committee and include Peers and Beers, Pizza Lunches, Boardgame Nights, Trivia Nights, Mentoring Socials, Coffee Talks and a Spring Picnic.

Networking and Social Events Committee

Chair: Serhan Mermer, [email protected]

Contact the Social Activities committee chair if you would like to become involved.

See the home page for upcoming events.

Previous events:

May 13- Social Event at Commonfields in downtown Corvallis

Virtual Game Night - April 10th

Understanding immigration processes for the international OSU community - July 1st, 2019

The Oregon State Postdoctoral Association (OPA) held an event about the various routes to immigration and all of their requirements with David Ware. Mr. Ware is an attorney at law from Ware Immigration with broad knowledge on immigration procedures.


OPA Spring picnic, May 2019

The OPA professional development award was granted to Dr. Leanne Giordono from School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Peers and Beers: Join fellow postdocs the 3rd Friday of every month for a social happy hour!


June 4th: Virtual event Via Zoom

February 21st: Bombs Away Café

February 5th: Board Game Night @McMenamins on Monroe

January 24th: McMenamins on Monroe


December 20th: American dream pizza

November 22nd: Bombs Away Café

October 18th: American dream pizza

September 20th: Lupe’s Restaurant and Calavera Bar

August 17th: Nearly Normals

July 19th: McMenamins on Monroe

May 24th: McMenamins on Monroe

April 19th: Bombs Away Café

March 15th: American dream pizza

February 22nd: The Downward Dog

January 18th: Bombs Away Café


Spring Picnic: Annual family friendly OPA event to kick off Spring and announce professional development award winners!

June 30th: Lions Shelter in Avery Park

Peers and Beers: Join fellow postdocs the 3rd Friday of every month for a social happy hour!

December 14th: Bombs Away Café

November 16th: American Dream Pizza

Boardgame Night: Boardgame and socializing night

May 29th: McMenamins on Monroe

April 24th: Nash Hall