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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.

UA Welcome & 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.

The UA Welcome & Benefits Course is an introduction to some of the key services, resources, and benefits available to you as an employee of the University of Arizona. Representatives from the Division of Human Resources’ HR Solutions and Life & Work Connections teams provide an overview of your options and answer your questions.

Upcoming Dates

  • October 12, 2017 (UAHS - Tucson)
  • October 17, 2017
  • November 7, 2017 
  • November 9, 2017 (UAHS - Tucson)
  • November 21, 2017
  • December 5, 2017 
  • December 14, 2017 (UAHS - Tucson)
  • December 19, 2017
  • January 9, 2018 
  • January 11, 2018 (UAHS - Tucson)
  • January 23, 2018

All sessions take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in Room 214, University Services Building

All UAHS sessions take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in Room 4150A, UAHS Library



UA Career Foundations 

Whether you are a new or seasoned employee, UA Career Foundations will provide you with the information and resources you need to help you be successful and enrich your experience at the University of Arizona. During this two-and-a-half hour professional development experience, you will explore the history and culture of the UA community, learn about the vast array of professional- and personal-development resources available to you, and gain valuable insights to enhance your career at the University.

UA Career Foundations is offered one afternoon a month, following a UA Welcome & Benefits Orientation. For new employees, you can sign up for both on the same day, or if it’s more convenient, you can sign up for UA Welcome & Benefits on one day and take UA Career Foundations on another.

Upcoming Dates

  • August 8, 2017
  • September 5, 2017
  • October 3, 2017
  • November 7, 2017
  • December 5, 2017

The Career Foundations sessions take place from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., in Room 214, University Services Building


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