New Employee Orientation

Congratulations on your new appointment, and welcome to Washington State University!

Join us as we explore WSU history, pertinent employment information, invaluable resources, and benefit options available to you.

Our New Employee Orientation is designed as a 3 part workshop over the course of 1 day.  In the morning, we conduct the first portion which is applicable to all employees.  In the afternoon, we split off into 2 different retirement sections depending on what your employment type is; there are different retirement options for different employment types.

We highly recommend that all new employees attend our New Employee Orientation as it helps to alleviate unknowns, answer employment and benefit related questions, and more importantly it fosters a smooth transition into our community.

Upcoming Sessions:
Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 25
Tuesday, November 7
Click here to enroll.

New Employee General Orientation (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Key services, policies, resources and contacts
    Program Materials: Handout
  • Health, dental, life and disability insurance options
    Program Materials: Handout

New Employee Retirement Orientation

  • For all Faculty and Administrative Professional employees (1:30-2:30pm)
    Program Materials: Handout 
  • For all Civil Service and Bargaining Unit employees (3:00-4:00pm)
    Program Materials: Handout

Enrolling in New Employee Orientation

Once you select the enrollment link it will pull up a template in your email client. please fill out this information and send it to Human Resource Services (HRS) Training.  If you have any questions, or run into difficulties, please send us a note at or call 509-335-4521.

Videoconferencing is available for non-Pullman locations
All sessions are available for videoconferencing to non-Pullman locations unless otherwise noted (i.e. Pullman Only). To request a videoconferencing connection, first enroll in your preferred session(s) as identified above and then notify AMS Videoconferencing Services.

New Employee Orientation Calendar

August 2017September 2017October 2017
Thursday, August 24 (Pullman Only)
Friday, August 25
Tuesday, August 29
Thursday, September 7
Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, September 19
Wednesday, September 27
Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 25
November 2017December 2017January 2018
Tuesday, November 7
Wednesday, November 15
Tuesday, December 5
Tuesday, December 19
Tuesday, January 9
Wednesday, January 17
Tuesday, January 23
February 2018March 2018April 2018
Wednesday, February 7
Tuesday, February 20
Tuesday, March 6
Tuesday, March 20
Wednesday, April 4
Tuesday, April 17

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