New Employee Welcome

Sign Up for the New Employee Welcome

The New Employee Welcome is all about making connections. Connections to our culture, community, and the abundance of resources on campus to empower you and support you in your drive to change the world. Attending the New Employee Welcome will help you:

    • Understand the history of the University, our culture, who we are today, and our strategic goals for the future 
    • Connect with the U as a great place to work and a place to make a long-lasting contribution to the state of Minnesota through our mission
    • Affirm your decision to work here
    • Meet new colleagues from outside of your college or unit

Time spent at the New Employee Welcome is considered paid work time. Check with your supervisor and register here for the session that works best.

The New Employee Welcome is intended to welcome new employees to the University. The session does not include time dedicated to employee benefits. Instead, we host a monthly health benefits workshop for new employees to learn more about their benefits options and talk with benefits specialists. Learn more and register here.

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Time Activity
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a light breakfast, network with your new colleagues, and get your picture taken with Goldy!
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome to the University of Minnesota presentation. An introduction to where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we’re headed.  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Welcome Fair: An opportunity to meet with more than 30 University offices and resources about how they can support your work life at the U.

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Dates and Location 

Upcoming Dates Time Location
Thursday, June 18 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Wednesday, July 15 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE

NOTE: Following the recommendations of the CDC and instructions from President Gable, the April New Employee Welcome session has been postponed until June 18.  If you have questions about University benefits options or enrolling in benefits email or call 612-624-8647.

Parking and Transportation 

The University Avenue Parking Ramp is located next to the McNamara Alumni Center. Campus shuttles are a convenient way to get to McNamara from your office. You can find schedules through Parking and Transportation Services. The Oak Street and University Avenue or the McNamara stops are the closest to the McNamara Alumni Center entrance.

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Sign up

Sign up online for the New Employee Welcome after your first day of work, once you have your Internet ID (x.500 username) and password. 

First time using your Employee ID, internet ID, or password? Call the Technology Helpline (Twin Cities campus): 612-301-4357.

For special needs or accommodations, please call Kari Nolan at 612-624-5866.

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For More Information 

Phone: 612-624-5866

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McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE