Faculty and Staff Orientation

Welcome to the University of Alberta!

There are two main resources for Orientation to the University of Alberta as a new faculty or staff member. 

The first is the Faculty and Staff Orientation Event, a one day session held at Lister Conference Centre.  The one day event is a dynamic, interactive and informative day that we encourage all staff to attend.  It is held 3 times per year, see below for more information.

The second resource is the Faculty and Staff Orientation website.  The website is full of resources to help you discover the University of Alberta, connect with your peers and the greater community, and to grow your career. It also has our popular Welcome Guides for both new staff and their managers to ensure a great start to each University of Alberta career.  Click here to access the website.

Faculty and Staff Orientation Event

The next Faculty and Staff Orientation Session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Please see the bottom of this page to register.

This one day Faculty and Staff Orientation Session is open to all new faculty and staff members.  A the session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the University of Alberta and network with other people who are part of the campus community. This event is a general orientation session that addresses the organization as a whole, and you will receive an overview of the University's mission and structure along with information on essential contacts, services and programs available to you as an employee.  Note that orientation to your specific role and work area (i.e. job specific orientation) is not covered and is the responsibility of your supervisor, manager or leader.

The Faculty and Staff Orientation Session is an experience that includes speakers, activities, food, networking and FUN! It is a full day event in Lister Conference Centre with lunch and refreshments provided. 

What are people saying about the Faculty and Staff Orientation Event

"I was very impressed with the presenters' focus on the vision of the University and their commitment to inclusion and excellence. I was also impressed by the number of associations who participated in the Information Marketplace and who had so much helpful and relevant information for us."

"Even as a former-student of the U of A, I found the walking tour really useful because it showed me where new buildings were. It was also a great opportunity to interact with other new staff members (and make friends!)."

"To hear the corporate vision and culture described particularly by leaders confirmed for me that this institution is a good fit for me. I very much appreciate that those is high level leadership positions attend the orientation, speaks volumes and I'm now more excited than ever to be working here."


Register for the next Faculty and Staff Orientation Session

The next event will be held November 14, 2017 at Lister Conference Centre from 9 am-3pm.  Click here for details and to Register.