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New Employee Orientation Programs

Welcome aboard. Now an orientation partnership begins between you and the University to help you enjoy a successful and satisfying work/life experience.

An effective orientation should be ongoing and not limited to the first few weeks of work. As a new employee, you are wise to work closely with your supervisor and other colleagues in your unit or department to ensure that you have all the information and resources you need to feel comfortable and prepared.

Arizona Public Service Orientation

Arizona state law requires that all state employees receive a public service orientation that covers policies and laws relating to the proper conduct of business for a public employee. At the conclusion of the orientation, be sure to view and print your certificate of completion.

The Arizona Public Service Orientation is offered online.

Benefits Orientation

You will receive a benefits packet from your home department. After you receive and review this packet, you are encouraged to view the online benefits orientation materials. If you do not have questions about your benefit options you may choose to go to UAccess Employee/Manager Self Service> Self Service > Benefits > Enroll.

New Employees of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) should also contact the UAHS-Human Resources on-site unit at (520) 626-4650 to learn about additional orientation activities at UAHS. College of Medicine, Phoenix, employees are encouraged to participate in this orientation via video conference.

Upcoming Dates

All sessions take place from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Thursday, December 8 (UAHS)
  • Friday, December 16
  • Thursday, January 12 (UAHS)
  • Friday, January 13
  • Friday, January 27
  • Thursday, February 9 (UAHS)
  • Friday, February 17
  • Friday , February 24


UA Career Kickoff

The Division of Human Resources encourages all new classified staff and appointed personnel to attend the University-wide UA Career Kickoff.

The interactive 2-hour orientation session includes a welcome and review of key policies, UA history, benefits options, employee resources, and Life-Work Connections services and resources for managing your career at UA.

Upcoming Dates

All sessions take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., in Room 214, University Services Building

  • Thursday, July 7 - Concluded
  • Thursday, August 4 - Concluded
  • Friday, September 9 - Concluded
  • Friday, October 7 - Canceled
  • Friday, November 4 - Concluded
  • Friday, December 2 - Canceled
  • Tuesday, January 10 - Concluded
  • Tuesday, February 14


New Faculty Orientation

UA prides itself on being a student-centered research university that is one of the most broadly accessible major research universities in the country. Each year the Faculty Affairs Office holds a New Faculty Orientation for new tenure track faculty. You will learn about the campus and students by speaking with colleagues and leaders about upcoming initiatives and campus resources. Contact Asya Roberts at (520) 626-0202 if you do not receive an invitation.

Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training (All Employees)

As members of the University of Arizona community, we share in the responsibility of creating and supporting an environment free of harassment and discrimination. In support of our commitment to this goal, the University offers and requires all employees to take one of the two trainings offered through the Office of Institutional Equity:

If you have questions please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at (520) 621-9449 or