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New Faculty Orientation

UPDATE: Because of the recent surge in Covid-19 infections, New Faculty Orientation now will be held remotely—with synchronous activities in Zoom and asynchronous activities in Canvas. If you’re a new faculty member, please keep your eye on your email, and check back here for updates on how to join us remotely and access additional content.

New Faculty Orientation 2021 will take place on August 16 & 17. All sessions will be offered remotely. Please register to attend as soon as possible.

Our goal for New Faculty Orientation is that new faculty feel warmly welcomed, get to know their new university better, and leave with connections to new colleagues. Both new full-time and adjunct faculty are encouraged to attend.

Questions? Please email us!

Beyond Orientation

New faculty are also encouraged to extend their involvement beyond our August orientation by engaging with these additional programs:

Other Orientations and FAQs

Learning and Development (a division of Human Resources) offers an Orientation for New Employees (ONE) twice a month. This orientation dives into onboarding processes like culture, shared values, and everyday essentials like payroll, benefits, and holiday schedules. Register to attend or view more information about Orientation for New Employees.

Faculty Benefit Orientations (conducted by Human Resource Services) will be conducted at the following times: Thursday 8/12 (4-5pm), Wednesday 8/18 (3-4pm), and Friday 8/20 (1-2pm). On 8/24 stop by the HR office to drop off your benefit forms or for in-person questions.  You will receive a separate email from HR with information about how to register for one of these sessions.  Contact Camile Mick for more information at

How do I get my ID Card?

New cards are free for Faculty/Staff. Bring your ID # and valid photo ID to the Information Desk of the Student Union Building to receive it. Your department or building coordinator can arrange for your card to give you access to particular areas and classrooms.

Other New Faculty Resources