New Employee Orientation

Sign Up for New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation 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 New Employee Orientation 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 New Employee Orientation is considered paid work time. Check with your supervisor to register the session that works best.

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Agenda 

Time Activity
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Enjoy breakfast, network with your new colleagues, and get your picture taken with Goldy Gopher!
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 

2017 Dates Time Location
Wednesday, August 9 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Wednesday, August 23 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Wednesday, September 6 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Wednesday, September 27 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Tuesday, October 17 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Monday, November 13 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE
Wednesday, December 13 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. McNamara Alumni Center
A.I. Johnson Great Room
200 Oak Street SE

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 New Employee Orientation 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 

Email: newempl@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-5866

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