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New Employee Orientations

We offer three opportunities for new employees to integrate within the university:

Benefits Orientation

Our Benefits Specialists present health insurance, life insurance, and leave information during Benefits Orientation, which are scheduled twice a month. Benefits Orientation is currently conducted virtually via Zoom (Meeting link) for all benefit-eligible employees.  Prior to the orientation date, you will receive an invitation from UHR along with important information about your benefits.  

The orientation will also explain deadlines and other key dates. As a reminder, you have 30 days from your hire date to complete certain benefit forms and submit them to University Human Resources. 

All Benefits Orientations are held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find your Benefits Orientation date below.

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If Hired Between Attend Benefits Orientation
January 1 - 25 January 26, 2023
January 26 - February 13 February 14, 2023
February 14 - 27 February 28, 2023
February 28 - March 13 March 14, 2023
March 14 - 27 March 28, 2023
March 28 - April 10  April 11, 2023
April 11 - 25 April 26, 2023
April 26 - May 10 May 11, 2023
May 11 - 29  May 30, 2023
May 30 - June 12 June 13, 2023
June 13 - 26 June 27, 2023
June 27 - July 10  July 11, 2023
July 11 - 25 July 26, 2023
July 26 - August 14 August 15, 2023
August 15 - 28 August 29, 2023
August 29 - September 11 September 12, 2023
September 12 - 25 September 26, 2023
September 26 - October 10 October 11, 2023
October 11 - 25 October 26, 2023
October 26 - November 13 November 14, 2023
November 14 - 27 November 28, 2023
November 28 - December 11 December 12, 2023
December 12 - January 1, 2024 January 11, 2024
Download Benefits Orientation PowerPoint Presentations
University Orientation

As the second-oldest university in the nation, the university cultivates a communal environment that we are excited to have you join. At your University Orientation, you will hear from a variety of speakers who will inform you of the many resources and opportunities available as an employee. You will learn the rich and unique history of the university and get a chance to network with other new colleagues.

The virtual sessions via Zoom (Meeting link) are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month, except May & December (second Wednesday).  An agenda will be included in the email invitation sent out a week prior to each session.

All University Orientations are held from 9-11:30 a.m. Find your 2023 University Orientation date below.

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2023 University Orientation Schedule
January 18 July 19
February 15 August 16
March 15 September 20
April 19 October 18
May 10 November 15
June 21 December 1
Campus Tours

UHR also hosts a walking tour of campus. This occurs on Friday, the same week as the University Orientation. We meet and start the tour at the Swem Library entrance. An email invitation is sent out a week before each tour to confirm participation. In the event of inclement weather, the following Friday serves as the alternate date and announcements will be sent the day prior if this date needs to be utilized.

All campus tours are held from 1-3 p.m. Find your 2023 campus tour date below.

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2023 Campus Tour Schedule
January 20 July 21
February 17 August 18*
March 17 September 22
April 21 October 20
May 12* November 17
June 23 December 15*

*Please note that in May, August and December there are no alternate tour dates for inclement weather due to the academic calendar.

If you cannot make the University Orientation or the campus tour on your originally scheduled date, you are welcome to attend the next one.