The University of Connecticut is a vibrant workplace that values diverse viewpoints, inclusivity, and a healthy focus on all aspects of an employee’s work and life obligations. The University strives to support all of its employees with a smooth, engaging, and educational transition to working at UConn. We anticipate that your work and interactions with UConn students, faculty, and staff will be worthwhile and enjoyable.
As some processes have changed and services are affected due to COVID-19, please refer to the COVID-19 Faculty/Staff New Hire To Do List to ensure your initial onboarding tasks are complete.
COVID-19 New Faculty/Staff To Do List
New Employee Orientation Dates
May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19
New Employee Orientation Agenda
|8:20 am – 8:30 am||Session Open|
|8:30 am - 9:10 am||Welcome/Human Resources|
|9:10 am – 9:40 am||Information Technology Services|
|9:40 am – 10:10 am||Payroll|
|10:10 am – 10:20 am||Break|
|10:20 am – 11:20 am||Benefits and Retirement|
|11:20 am – 11:30 am||Q&A/Wrap-up|
Virtual Orientation Platform
The virtual orientation will be held via Microsoft Teams. You will receive a meeting invite via your personal email address that you used in the recruiting process, containing a link to the meeting and a dial-in number. Please test your ability to connect prior to orientation. You do not need to download or have an account with Microsoft Teams, but if you wish to, information can be found on the Microsoft Teams site. Also see UConn’s Microsoft Teams Information and Troubleshooting Guide. If you will need an accommodation to participate in the virtual orientation, please email email@example.com.
Additional Orientation Presentations
You will be invited to a future orientation make-up session that covers compliance and policy information, as well as other University information and resources. In the meantime, please review the online presentations from the Human Resources, Compliance, Privacy, Institutional Equity, Public Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion and Ombuds Offices in the New Employee Orientation Agenda section below by clicking on the link under the topic.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE ORIENTATION
As you prepare to begin for your new position at UConn, there are certain tasks that should be completed prior to, on or just after your first day.
Fill out Page 1 of the New Employee Forms Packet and bring the forms with you to orientation.
Read through the Retirement Election – On or Before First Day information.
NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION AGENDA
Friday Full-Day Program (Day 1)
New Employee Orientation typically begins on Friday morning with a full-day session (occasionally, Orientation will begin on a Monday following a Friday holiday). Human Resources introduces new employees to their benefits and retirement options. In addition, new employees have the opportunity to complete payroll paperwork (e.g., I-9, W-4, and direct deposit), acquire their parking pass, take a picture for their University ID, the Husky One Card, learn about Information Technology Services, and meet with a representative from their bargaining unit, if applicable.
As part of Day 1, new employees will tour the Storrs campus by bus with a stop at the Dairy Bar!
Day 1 of New Employee Orientation takes place at Human Resources in the Brown Building (9 Walters Ave., Storrs) on the Depot Campus. New employees may park in the visitor spots or in the parking lots on either side of the building.
|8:30-9:15||Welcome and UConn Overview||Human Resources|
|9:15-9:45||Information Technology||Information Technology Services|
|9:45-10:30||Your Payroll||Payroll Office|
|10:45-11:15||Your Parking||Parking Services|
|11:15-11:45||Your ID Card||Husky One Card Office|
|12:30-2:00||Your Benefits and Retirement Options||Employee Benefits/Prudential|
|2:15-3:15||Campus Tour||Human Resources|
|3:15-Varies||Union Information (UCPEA Members Only)||UCPEA Union|
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided for this session. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use.
Monday Half-Day Program (Day 2)
The second day of New Employee Orientation typically occurs on the following Monday (Day 2 occasionally occurs on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday). At this half-day session, employees receive information and guidance from offices across the University, introducing new employees to the resources that will aid in their success while working at UConn. Employees will receive presentations from Human Resources, University Compliance, Institutional Equity, Public Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, and the University Ombuds.
Day 2 of New Employee Orientation takes place at the School of Business - Room 321 (2100 Hillside Road) on the Storrs Campus. A Storrs Campus parking map is available from the following website: Campus Maps. Select a parking lot that corresponds with the parking pass you purchased. If you do not have a parking pass, there are two parking garages on campus. The South Parking Garage is closest to the School of Business.
|8:15-8:30||Registration / Check-In||Human Resources|
|8:30-8:45||Welcome and Human Resources Policies||Human Resources|
|8:45-9:15||Compliance/Privacy Overview, Policies and Guidelines||Office of University Compliance|
|9:15-9:35||Institutional Equity Overview, Policies and Guidelines||Office of Institutional Equity|
|9:45-10:35||Public Safety/Active Threat||Division of Public Safety|
|10:35-11:05||Environmental Health and Safety||Environmental Health & Safety|
|11:05-11:30||Diversity & Inclusion||Office for Diversity & Inclusion|
|11:30-11:45||Ombuds Resources||University Ombuds|
|11:45-11:50||Acknowledgment Form/Wrap Up||Human Resources|
|11:50-12:15||Union Information (AAUP Members Only)||AAUP Union|
Light breakfast will be provided for this session.
WHAT TO BRING TO ORIENTATION
Things to Bring
|New Employee Forms Packet|
|Retirement Election Form: If Day 1 of Orientation is your first day of employment at UConn, you must submit your irrevocable retirement election by the end of the day.|
|Type A or a combination of Type B and Type C documentation for I-9;|
|Bank account and routing information for direct deposit.|
|Vehicle information including license plate number for vehicles you will park on campus.|
|Beneficiary Information (including social security numbers as applicable).|
NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE
Through New Employee Orientation, Human Resources collaborates with offices across the University to introduce new employees to the multifaceted aspects of UConn. New Employee Orientation also affords new employees the opportunity to learn about all that UConn has to offer for benefits and services. New employee orientation is mandatory for all UConn employees except Adjunct faculty who participate in an alternative on-line orientation program.
|2020 New Employee Orientation Dates|
|Friday, January 3 and Monday, January 6
Friday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 21
Friday, January 31 and Monday, February 3
Friday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 18
Friday, February 28 and Monday, March 2
Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16
Friday, March 27 and Monday, March 30
Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13
Friday, April 24 and Monday, April 27
Friday, May 8 and Monday, May 11
Friday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 26
Friday, June 5 and Monday, June 8
Friday, June 19 and Monday, June 22
|Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7
Friday, July 17 and Monday, July 20
Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 3
Friday, August 14 and Monday, August 17
Friday, August 28 and Monday, August 31
Friday, September 11 and Monday, September 14
Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28
Friday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 13
Friday, October 23 and Monday, October 26
Friday, November 6 and Monday, November 9
Friday November 20 and Monday, November 23
Friday, December 4 and Monday, December 7
Friday, December 18 and Monday, December 21