Orientation

Mark your calendar for orientation sessions to complete your onboarding checklist. Register for dates and session times using the links for each orientation.

New Program - Illinois Orientation for New Employees
Illinois Orientation provides new staff familiarity with the history, culture, mission and future direction of the University, while also offering onboarding tips and campus safety information and a broad overview of University work/life, campus programs, resources, and policies. These sessions are scheduled for 3 hours and begin promptly at the start time listed.

Benefits Overview Orientation
The Benefits Overview Orientation is designed to provide comprehensive information and benefit material to assist new benefit-eligible employees with making the required health, dental, life, and dependent enrollment decisions within their first 30 days of employment.  These sessions are scheduled for 3 hours and begin promptly at the start time listed. As a reminder, new state benefit eligible employees have 30 calendar days, from the benefit eligibility date, to make state benefit plan elections.

My Benefits Registration
Approximately three (3) business days after completing the My Profile Form in UI New Hire, employees can go to MyBenefits to self-authenticate, register, review their options, and make plan elections. Please refer to the printable PDF for assistance in registering and logging into MyBenefits as a first time user: My Benefits Registration Guide.

Benefit Coverage for Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral fellows, who are not eligible for health insurance benefits through the State of Illinois, will be able to request a standard level of reimbursement for premiums that will be consistent across all departments on the Urbana campus. The fellow must make their own purchase arrangements for insurance coverage from a carrier they find acceptable. The fellow will be reimbursed by their department using the reimbursement guidelines.

Required Title IX - Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
You will receive an email communication regarding the Preventing Harassment and Discrimination (Title IX) training from the University of Illinois System (automated-message@everfi.net) with the subject line: “The University of Illinois System has assigned you training.” Once this communication is received, you will be able to access the coursework, and will have 60 days to complete this required training. This training will take at least an hour to complete, if not more. Please discuss this with your supervisor so you can complete the training during work time.
Title IX Coordinator: titleixcoordinator@illinois.edu

SURS Plan Choice Webinar
The Retirement Webinar will provide an overview of SURS benefits and is for Tier II members who have not yet made a retirement plan choice. Tier II members are SURS participants who first begin their SURS (or other eligible Illinois reciprocal system) participation on or after January 1, 2011. These sessions are scheduled for 1 1/2 hours and begin promptly at the start time listed. Employees can register for a live webinar or view a recorded session. As a reminder, new state benefit eligible employees have 6 months, from the benefit eligibility date, to make a one time state retirement plan choice.

Illinois New Faculty Orientation (INFO)
All NEW FACULTY members are invited to Illinois New Faculty Orientation, hosted every August by the Provost Office and Illinois Human Resources. Learn more and register on the Illinois New Faculty website.

Graduate Assistant Orientation
If you are a new graduate assistant, please view the "Graduate Assistant Orientation Presentation."

New Hire IT Orientation
This program provides employees at the University of Illinois an overview of software applications and IT practices that are critical to success within the campus environment.  All sessions are led by experienced trainers with handouts available.   Attendees can register for one, two, or more of the monthly scheduled sessions. These sessions are offered at no cost to faculty/staff of the University of Illinois.  New and long-time employees are invited to attend.