New Employees


Congratulations on your new position! We’re excited that you’re joining the University, and will have the opportunity to bring your talent, skills and creativity to the engaging and important work here. 

Your first few months at the University are naturally a time when you will be getting to know your job, your department and how the University works. It’s also an important time to learn about and enroll in your benefits, discover the learning and educational opportunities available to you, and become familiar with the unique package of other perks and rewards that a world-class University can provide.

The University’s New Employee Orientation is a great first step along with local orientations and/or meeting with your local human resources (HR) department and manager.

We encourage you to keep exploring and learning throughout first year here, including getting to know the campus and meeting people. The information in this site can serve as a guide. Welcome to Harvard!

  • Before you get here: Register for New Employee Orientation. Slots fill quickly, especially during busy times of the year like summer and January.
  • First day logistics: Consult with your new manager and/or local HR to see what paperwork you will need to bring on your first day as well as transportation questions.