Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. You are joining a community of diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission.

The purpose of onboarding is to move new employees to higher levels of productivity faster. Our campus onboarding philosophy is based on the research of Mark Stein and Lilith Christiansen which encompasses the entire first year experience of a new employee. Onboarding is a process, not an event.

 The four pillars that support our onboarding philosophy are: 

  • Cultural Mastery
  • Interpersonal Network Development
  • Strategy Immersion & Direction
  • Early Career Support 

 The four phases of onboarding a new employee will move through during the first year are:

  • Prepare
  • Orient
  • Integrate
  • Excel