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Social Life

Develop a New Social Life and Start Networking. One of the best ways to deal with culture shock and learn more about U.S. culture is to get involved and participate in the varied social and cultural events offered on the Caltech campus. It’s also the best way to meet people and make friends. There are multiple kind of activities offered for scholars and for their spouses/partners.

These activities are usually free, some require a nominal fee.

The Social Side

Caltech Women’s Club

Caltech International Spouses Club

Caltech Postdoc Association (CPA) – in particular the Pods Program

Caltech International Friendship List (please contact us for being put in touch with one of your fellow from your native country)

Continue or Discover a New Passion

Clubs and Associations

Caltech Y

Caltech Music Art Theater

Public Events

Center for Diversity


Stay Tuned and Informed

Caltech Today Calendar

Caltech Public Events

Caltech Matters


Pasadena Area Guide

The Technique

Around Campus

Earnest Watson Lectures Series

Watch! Listen! This happens at Caltech

Big Bang Theory

Real Genius


Loh Down on Science

TedX Caltech


Movies, Documentaries, TV shows and more: Netflix, Hulu and Masterpiece

Learning Fun

Art Center at Night offers non degree art classes to the public. Additionally, Caltech students are eligible to take one art class at Art Center at Night every term for free.

Fuller Theological Seminary  offers non-degree programs to the public.

At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Postdoctoral Programs Office at JPL provides social and academic support to the three major postdoc programs at JPL including Caltech, JPL and NASA postdocs. 

JPL Space is the internal website for JPL news and events, as well as internal daily business functions of the Lab (only JPL employees have access and can register to JPL Space).


DISCLAIMER:  The information provided on this website is for general information only.  Caltech does not endorse or recommend any of the organizations listed.