Onboarding & New Hire Orientation

Onboarding Resources

New Hire Orientation

Register for New Hire Orientation

Hiring managers are encouraged to register their new employees for orientation as soon as the hiring process is completed. We also highly encourage aligning new hire dates with their orientation dates to ensure they receive timely information about required training, resources, and employee benefits. Employees are now able to register as well as hiring managers.

To register for an upcoming session, log into MyDU, click on "Administrative Resources and Processes" under Employee Tools, scroll down to "New Employee Orientation and Onboarding", then click on the "Orientation Registration Form". If you do not receive a confirmation email for New Hire Orientation registration, or have additional questions about signing up, please contact EmployeeOnboarding@du.edu.

Orientations are now Hybrid

Orientation are typically scheduled on the first and third Monday, unless it falls on a university holiday. New hires are emailed details based on the modality (remote or in-person) they are enrolled in by their supervisor. In-person attendees will receive a parking pass and lunch (RSVP required). Please keep in mind we close registrations on the Wednesday before orientation.

Orientation Program Topics

New employees are provided with information they'll need to thrive in the DU community. Topics include:

  • Introduction to DU's mission, vision, and values
  • DU history
  • People, programs, and places on campus
  • Inclusiveness at DU
  • Overview of required new hire paperwork
  • Overview of DU policies
  • Overview of required training
  • Overview of MyDU and IT Help Center resources
  • Information regarding DU ID cards, parking passes, and transportation options
  • Benefit plan overview and Q&A

Before Your First Day


Complete I-9 Form Section 2 (In-Person)

New employees are required by law to complete their I-9 Form Section 2 verification IN-PERSON on or before their first day. If the employee does not complete this, they will not be able to start work until this verification has been completed. This is separate from the I-9 Section 1 form which was completed through HireRight.

Please visit the Employment Services to complete this process by providing the acceptable documentation (i.e. Passport, State Driver's License, Social Security Card). The documentation must be valid, not expired, and must be an original not a copy of the documentation. If you have questions about the I-9 verification process or acceptable documentation please reach out to I9.ss@du.edu.


MyDU Action Items (Online)

MyDU is the internal portal for all faculty, staff, and student personal information and resources. Login to https://my.du.edu/dashboard using your firstname.lastname@du.edu username and password. If you need assistance logging in to the portal for the first time, please contact IT Support at 303-871-4700 or email IT@du.edu

Once you have logged in to MyDU, complete these employee action items:

  • Complete your Employee Profile
  • Sign up for Paycheck Direct Deposit
  • Sign up for Expense Reimbursement Direct Deposit (different from Payroll direct deposit).
  • Complete your W-4 tax form
  • Sign up for electronic delivery of your W-2
  • Register for critical incident notifications and provide emergency contact information
  • Complete any confidentiality & patent agreements  
Parking & Transportation

Parking & Transportation

All parking on the University of Denver Campus is either permit or fee-based. As such, there is no free parking on campus, and anyone parking on campus must either display a valid permit or pay the hourly fee. We also have an agreement with the City of Denver prohibiting University parking on streets adjacent to campus, a policy we adhere to in the interest of lessening negative impact on the surrounding area. Please visit our Parking & Mobility services for more information:

DU Parking Map

DU Parking Permits


Your First Day & Week


DU ID (In-Person)

DU ID Card

The ID card is your official identification while at the University of Denver. All DU constituents including students, faculty, staff and are REQUIRED to carry their ID card while on campus. Some campus buildings and facilities are locked and require a ID card to enter. 

All staff and faculty, including non-benefited and adjunct faculty, are required to get an ID Card.  New faculty and staff should submit on-line for a new photo ID or visit the DU ID office. Once submitted, please contact us by e-mail to make arrangements to pick-up your ID card at the Driscoll Center South.

Click Here for Instructions to Submit for your ID Photo Online.

DU ID Office Information

Driscoll Center South, Lower Level

2050 E. Evans Ave. #4, Denver, CO 80208

Email pcard@du.edu
Phone 303-871-4545
Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00am-1:00pm & 2pm-4:30pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:30pm

Thursday & Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:30pm


Enroll in Benefits (Online)

DU offers benefits for eligible part-time and full-time employees, please Review Benefits and enroll with in 30 days of your start date. There will be a detailed information session at the New Hire Orientation which is led by HRIC.

Important Contact Information 

  • Benefits Advocate Center
    Benefits Advocate Center (BAC) provides complete support for maximizing your benefits plan and your health. BAC will assist with the following: answer questions regarding the explanation of benefits, claims issues, review what services and procedures are covered, authorization for medication, and more! Simply call the dedicated toll free number at 833-355-8939, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST. You can also email at bac.duadvocates@ajg.com.  Language assistance is available.
  • DU HRIC Benefits Team
    DU HRIC Benefits Team will assist with enrollment, changes, health insurance premium deduction questions, retirement savings plan, leaves, and tuition waiver benefits. Contact a benefits specialist at Benefits@du.edu.

Trainings & Talent@DU (Online)

Communicate with your supervisor about required trainings and equipment needed for your role at DU. You will access these trainings in the MyDU portal under the Talent@DU section. Here are some examples of required trainings:

  • Responsible Employee Training for Equal Opportunity & Title IX (Login to Canvas to view the video)
  • Active Shooter Preparedness (Log in to Canvas to view the video)
  • DU FERPA Training (Log in to Canvas to view the video)
  • If you will manage employees in your role, register for Mandatory Supervisor Training

Talent@DU is utilized for training, development, goal setting and performance evaluations. All employees are required to participate in Performance Management at DU. The program is designed to encourage regular conversations with a focus on employee development. For more information and yearly tasks visit our Performance Management website.

To start the goal setting process, follow these steps:

  • Review your job description, responsibilities, and expectations with your supervisor.
  • Review unit, division and University policies and procedures.
  • Set up meetings with your supervisor for a 30-day check-in, 60-day check-in and 90-day check-in to align goals and track completion in Talent@DU.
  • We also suggest having a weekly or biweekly 1:1 meeting with new employees during these first 3-6 months to help employees acclimate to their new role and increase employee engagement within the department.

Campus Tours

Supplement your orientation by signing up for one of our daily 90-minute student-led DU campus tours. Make sure to wear your walking shoes!

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