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New Faculty Orientation 2022

Welcome to UConn!

As a new member of UConn’s community of more than 2,000 faculty members, you are joining one of the nation’s top public research universities at an exciting time. Founded in 1881 as Connecticut’s land-grant institution, UConn has grown from humble origins to become a dynamic enterprise. We serve more than 30,000 students on our Storrs and regional campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury, as well as our law school and UConn Health, our academic medical center.

Over the past 25 years, thanks in large part to a series of major investments by the state of Connecticut, UConn has grown both physically and in academic stature.  We have added state-of-the-art research facilities, teaching spaces, and student housing, while attracting the most diverse and academically accomplished student body in University history and enhancing the size and quality of a distinguished faculty. As we look to the future, we are pursuing ever-higher standards of excellence while remaining true to the core values of public higher education we have embraced since our founding. Our faculty will define our future, and we are excited to have you with us for the journey.


Anne D'Alleva, Interim Provost

New Faculty Orientation: August 23, 2022

Welcome to UConn!

We recognize that this is a unique moment to be joining the University and our event will allow you to build connections with new colleagues, develop networks, and learn about the resources at UConn that will help support your future success. 

New Faculty are invited to:

Fall 2022 start dates: (In Person)
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: Oak Hall, Storrs Campus

Live Stream Option:

We will be one-way streaming the presentation. The event will be recorded for future viewing.


Spring 2023 dates:
Date: TBA

New faculty will also attend a self-led “second day” of HR orientation covering University policy, compliance, safety, and diversity and inclusion information through the University’s learning management system, Learning@Work.  You will be notified of the session assignment through your UConn email after your hire date. 

New Faculty Onboarding will take place throughout the academic year and includes scholarly and organizational resources you may need in your first year at UConn and beyond. We will include content and sessions with key individuals and units involved in developing the thriving teaching and research environment here at UConn, as well as familiarizing you with several everyday resources. 

We look forward to welcoming you! If you have any questions related to the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to

Important Payroll/Benefits/Retirement information:

As a new UConn faculty member, you will need to select your retirement plan by August 23, 2022. HR can help you complete the forms you will be required to submit by your August 23rd date of hire.

If you have any questions related to benefits, please reach out to

Onboarding Checklist

HR will provide you with a checklist of important tasks in your onboarding portal. We have highlighted below some of these tasks with links to additional information to help you get started. Once you activate your NetID, the below tasks may be completed on or before your start date. 

We look forward to welcoming you! If you have any questions related to your UConn onboarding, please do not hesitate to reach out to  

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