New Employee Orientation

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Attendance in New Employee Orientation is encouraged for all new and returning full-time appointed employees.  Orientation provides new employees* an overview of the University’s mission, vision, and values, as well as useful resources to make the most out of your career. For questions about attending an orientation, contact your supervisor or Human Resources at 479-575-5351. You may also contact Shannon Siebler directly at

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation sessions are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. most Mondays.  From 9:00 to 11:00, you can expect to network, learn about university history and traditions, campus benefits, useful websites, training options, a short overview of health and retirement by a benefits specialist, and more. From 11:00 – 1:00, we will provide lunch at the Fulbright Dining Hall followed by a campus tour (weather permitting). Please register for New Employee Orientation early as space fills up quickly!

New Employee Benefits Orientation

Benefits Orientation for new employees will provide detailed benefits information including insurance and retirement benefit options. You have 31 days from your appointment date to enroll in benefits. Benefits orientation is held the third Thursday of each month from 9am-11 am via Teams.  You can register via the Employee Development Program (EDP) Calendar or by emailing the benefits department at You may also view benefits orientation any time at New Employee Virtual Benefits Orientation.

*New Faculty should contact your dean, the college/department HR Representative, or the Teaching and Faculty Support Center at or 479-575-3222.