New Employee Orientation

Welcome to UofL

Welcome to the Employee Success Center at the University of Louisville. We will be your onboarding welcome team for your New Employee Orientation!

For the safety of all our employees, and in consideration of university COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, New Employee Orientation (NEO) is online. We invite all new employees to join us on the morning of your first day in our virtual new employee orientation.

Held each Monday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, you have the opportunity to meet other new employees, get an overview of the university’s culture, points of pride, and Cardinal Principles, as well as a run-down of all the details to get you started including benefits, payroll, parking and so on. If Monday is a holiday, orientation will be held the following day on Tuesday.

How to attend

New employees will receive a welcome email the Wednesday prior to their orientation date with the access link and instructions. If you believe you should attend, but have not received an email by the Thursday prior, please reach out to

System requirements

The virtual orientation will be conducted on Microsoft Teams. If you need assistance accessing a computer to attend orientation, please notify  as soon as possible. Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome are the recommended browsers for Microsoft Teams, or you can download the Microsoft Teams app. You will also need speakers and a microphone. However, if a microphone isn’t possible, you can still chat in the chat box with questions.

New employee online welcome packet

The New Employee Welcome Packet provides online handouts, links, forms and more information for new employees.

Go ahead - check out our benefits!

Don’t want to wait to see our fantastic benefits? Take some time to look over the 2021 Benefits Guide now. Benefits counselors will go over your benefit options in more detail at the virtual orientation session. However, this gives you a great jump start to discuss with your family the benefit options that work for your family. Any immediate questions can be sent to 

Obtain a retirement contribution waiting period waiver letter (if applicable)

If you worked at another college or university, non-profit research organization or governmental agency prior to joining the university, you may be able to waive the 12-month waiting period for university retirement contribution. Check if you qualify and learn more.

Next steps

View the onboarding next steps handout to guide you through your onboarding journey beyond orientation.

Helpful links

Virtual New Employee Orientation Presentation 

New Employee Welcome Packet

New Employee Additional Resources

UofL COVID-19 Information and Updates

Information Technology Services for Employees

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