At Welcome Day new employees explore the University’s mission, vision, culture and organizational structure; learn about the ethics and responsibilities of being a public employee; and discover amenities and programs available exclusively for UW employees. In addition, Welcome Day introduces the UW Employee Benefits package, including retirement plan options, and provides an opportunity for new employees to receive guidance and ask questions about benefits selections. This orientation is required for all new benefits-elligible staff. Please attend within the first three weeks of your employment, if possible. Benefits deadlines are as early as 31 days from your start date.
Welcome Day occurs every Monday with the exception of holidays, in which case it’s held on Tuesday of that same week.
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Online Benefits Orientation:
If you cannot make it in person, you may complete an online benefits orientation.