Boston University takes great pride in its employee orientation, a program that educates new employees and integrates them into the BU community. All new employees working at least 50 percent of a full-time schedule with an assignment duration of at least 9 months are strongly encouraged to attend. Orientation covers the University resources available to new employees as well as eligibility for benefits.

HR hiring representatives notify new employees of their orientation date; this information is also included in the employment confirmation letter.

New hire orientation is generally held on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. virtually via Zoom. Please contact Human Resources for scheduling.

Faculty and Research Staff Not Hired through HR

To schedule orientation for any new faculty or research staff member not hired through Human Resources, please contact HR at 617-353-2380. The employee will be placed in the earliest available orientation session.

Faculty Orientation

Special faculty orientation sessions are held at the beginning of each school year. For a copy of the schedule, or to schedule a new faculty member to attend an orientation session, a member of the hiring department should contact Human Resources at 617-353-2380.

Campus Connects: Bridging BU

Every three weeks BUHR will host an in-person onboarding session for New Employees. Managers are strongly encouraged to provide their new employees the time to attend the session, where they will learn more about navigating their career journey at BU, explore University resources, meet representatives from various University offices, and connect with other new employees. For more information on session dates and times, as well as how to sign up for a session, please visit the Campus Connects page.