Onboarding & New Hire Orientation

Onboarding Resources

New Hire Orientation

  • New employees are required to attend a new hire orientation session within one month of their start date. New employees receive a link to enroll in orientation in their welcome email. 
  • Orientations are hybrid and scheduled the first and third Monday of each month (except holidays) from 9:30am-3:00pm (I-9 documents will be accepted from 9:00-9:30am).
  • Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees (RSVP required). Registration will close the Wednesday before the next session.
  • Onboarding for all employees in the morning & benefits overview with Q&A after lunch.
  • For additional questions about New Hire Orientation, including access to the registration link, please contact EmployeeOnboarding@du.edu.

Before Your First Day


Complete I-9 (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 (Online)

Parking & Transportation

Parking at DU

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 website for more information.

RTD Bus & Light Rail

University of Denver Station

1901 E Buchtel Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Your First Day & Week


DU ID (In-Person)

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.

  • DU ID Office, Driscoll Center South
  • Address: 2050 E. Evans Ave. #4, Denver, CO 80208
  • Phone: 303-871-4545
  • Email: pcard@du.edu

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.

  • Benefits Advocate Center
    Benefits Advocate Center (BAC) provides complete support and can answer general benefits plan questions.
    • Toll free number at 833-355-8939
    • Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST.
    • Email: 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:

Required Trainings (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
  • Active Shooter Preparedness
  • DU FERPA Training
  • Mandatory Supervisor Training (For roles that will supervise employees)

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.


    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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