Welcome! Links for new folks
- Moving to Caltech/California/US: get ready before you arrive!
- Map of Caltech
- Transition & Family Services
- Postdoc Handbook
- The Technique - wiki guide to living in Pasadena, written by Caltech grad students
- Caltech Postdoc Housing
- Human Resources postdoc specialists: the HR department has Postdoc Specialists, both for administrative matters (concerning your appointment) as well as for all matters regarding relocation, transition, and adjustments to the United States and Caltech. Contact them (even before you arrive at Caltech) and make sure you take advantage of this service!
- WorkLife Services
JPL Postdoc Office
- Caltech Bike Lab website
- Guide to Bicycling in Pasadena and LA
- Transit Guide to LA
- Parking at Caltech: check the parking regulations and permits. To encourage biking and walking to work, Caltech offers 3 free daily parking permits each month to use in case bikers/walkers need to bring a vehicle onto Campus.
- Caltech classes: postdocs are eligible to attend any course taught at Caltech for free! If you think you would benefit by learning another area of science, or that an extra language would be valuable for your career see what's available at the office of the registrar (click on "course schedule"). To formally register for a course you must first visit the office of the registrar to get a form and take this to the course instructor to be signed then take this to the Dean of Students and to the Bursar for signatures and return it to the office of the registrar (fortunately apart form the instructors they are all located in the CSS!)
- Staff and Faculty Consultation Center: provides assessment, problem-solving, counseling, and/or referral services to Caltech employees and their families.
Resources for families
- Parenting at Caltech (HR) and Parenting at Caltech (more resources)
- Preschool Cooperative at Caltech
- Resources through the Caltech Women's Club:
- Activities for babies, children and families
- Household Equipment Loan Pool/ Furniture Pool
- Toy Library
- ESL / Conversation Club for Spouses of Postdocs
- Caltech International Spouses Club
- Caltech clubs and associations
- Caltech Athletics
- Discounts for LA area attractions and movie theaters
- Caltech Women's Club - social networking, parent resources, social events such as hiking and wine tasting. JPL postdocs welcome as well.
- Caltech Master Calendar
- CPA Weekly-Announcements email
- CPA Facebook bulletin board
- Caltech Marketplace - sign up for email list here