There is a lot to learn about CU as a new employee. Much of your onboarding will take place at the college, school, institute or department level. Our Onboarding Manager recommends new employees also explore programs specifically designed for employees in their first 12 to 18 months of employment with CU:

  • New Employee Welcome Experience
  • CU Discover Lunch & Learn Series 
  • Benefits Orientation Sessions

New Employee Welcome Experience

The New Employee Welcome Experience is the first event in a year-long series designed to help increase the understanding of CU Boulder’s culture, organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values, and campus initiatives. This program is offered to new, permanent CU Boulder employees in their first year of employment.This day-long event will help new employees become oriented with the CU Boulder campus. The New Employee Welcome Experience starts in the historic heart of campus where participants will begin to develop their understanding of what it means to be a member of the CU Boulder community.

The day will include a 2 hour walking tour of campus and a 1 hour bus tour broken into two portions throughout the day. Lunch will be provided by Elevations Credit Union and print materials are provided by CU Imaging Services (your campus printer).

Program Information

Upcoming Sessions

  • January - Full, Register for a future session to ensure a spot
  • February - Full, Register for a future session to ensure a spot
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 16

8:30 to 4:30 a.m. 

Register for New Employee Welcome Experience


CU Discover Series

As a component of the comprehensive, year-long onboarding program sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, the CU Discover Series is offered to new employees at CU Boulder in their first 12-18 months of employment. CU Discover elective sessions will be held over the lunch hour once a month. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch for these interactive, informative sessions.

Session Information

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

Bring your lunch (optional) and Buff OneCard to sign in. 

Administrative & Research Center, 620 (East Campus)

Select title to register: 

CU Sustainability for Employees
Friday, Jan. 18
12:00 -12:45 p.m.
ARC 620 

Employee Perks Offered By the CU Libraries
Friday, Feb. 15
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. 
ARC 620 

Who? Who are the Ombuds and Why Should I Care?
Friday, Mar. 15
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. 
ARC 620 

Higher Ed: A Whole Different Animal
Friday, Apr. 19
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
ARC 620 

Demystifying Academic Traditions and Regalia in Higher Education
Friday, May 17
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.


New Employee Benefits Orientations

Get the most out of your University of Colorado benefits package. New Employee Benefits Orientations will show you how.

We want you to feel knowledgeable and confident when you choose your University of Colorado benefits package. The New Employee Benefits Orientation will help you become familiar with your CU benefit options. We’ll cover medical, dental, vision, life, disability, HSA, FSA and retirement savings options. If you have questions, our benefits professionals can provide answers to inform your decisions. We can also refer you to personalized help, whether it's in person or over the phone.

Register for a Benefits Orientation Session


Looking for information on required trainings for new employees? Visit the Employee Learning page for more information.