New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation

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

Held in person each Monday, 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.

Orientation Details

New employees will receive a welcome email the Wednesday prior to their orientation date with detailed information. If you believe you should attend but have not received an email by the Thursday prior, please reach out to Human Resources at

  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. 
  • Orientation Location and Parking: Orientation is held in Bigelow Hall in the Miller Information Technology Center (MITC). Parking for new employees is available at the North Information CenterClick here for parking and walking directions.
  • What to wear: Come comfortable, with some good walking shoes! We will be taking a walking tour of Belknap campus, weather permitting. If you require accommodations for a walking tour, please reach out to us at . Effective, May 4, 2022, masking is only required in clinical areas on campus.  In all other areas, masks are optional regardless of vaccination status per university COVID-19 guidelines.

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 2024 Benefits Guide. You will be provided an overview at orientation, and we will provide you a chance to ask questions one-on-one with a benefits specialist. However, this gives you a great jump start to start thinking about the benefit options that work for you and others you may cover. 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.

Helpful links

New Employee Welcome Packet

UofL COVID-19 Information and Updates

Information Technology Services for Employees

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