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New Employees


All employees are required to attend two orientation training sessions: "Arriving at DU: New Hires" (usually on your first day of work) and "Thriving at DU: New Employee Orientation." Former appointed (benefited) DU employees who have been away from the University more than one year are required to complete the both sessions, since information on various programs, including benefits plans, will have changed during that period.

Note: You will be registered for these sessions and notified via email for your orientation dates.

Arriving at DU: New Hires (Part 1)

New employees are scheduled to start work on Mondays. Important paperwork required by Federal Law will be completed at these sessions and, if applicable, benefits information will be distributed.

"Arriving at DU: New Hires" session is held every Monday morning from 8:30-10:00am in Mary Reed Building, DuPont Room (session held on Tuesday if a holiday falls on Monday). HR will send information to new employee regarding orientation.

Thriving at DU: New Employee Orientation (Part 2)

This session is required for all new benefited/appointed DU employees (non-benefited employees are welcome to attend). This 2-hour orientation session will be held monthly to provide new employees with information they need to know in order to thrive in the DU community. Topics include:

  • DU's values, vision, mission and goals
  • DU's history
  • People, programs and places on campus
  • Key policies
  • The University's Sustainability Initiatives and the DU Sustainability Council
  • Speakers from various units

All new staff and faculty needing to attend will automatically be enrolled by HR for the session following their start date. When the new staff or faculty member attends the "Arriving at DU: New Hires" sessopm, they are provided a handout with information about the "Thriving at DU: New Employee Orientation" session and what date they have been enrolled to attend.

Employee Campus Tour

Join us for a tour throughout campus highlighting history, facilities and campus life. This tour will be led by Human Resources and is open to all faculty and staff. We encourage participants to bring a water bottle.

Registration is required. To register, login to PioneerWeb, click on the employee tab, scroll down and on the lower right under the training section, select orientation. You will see a list of available tour dates. The tour will start at the south entrance of the Mary Reed Building. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early.