Grounds for Success Orientation

Welcome to the University of Virginia!

University Human Resources provides you with a comprehensive orientation experience: an in-person program, eLearning modules, and a checklist to assist you in starting your successful career at the University.

Please read this welcome letter from Kelley Stuck, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

In-Person Program

Orientation begins with a half-day in-person program that focuses on the University’s rich history and culture, our mission, and future plans.

When held on Central Grounds*, the program includes a 45-minute walking tour of the Academical Village, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring appropriate weather gear. Please tell your hiring contact if you have physical limitations that need accommodating.

You’ll attend the program on or close to your first day of employment. Orientation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please arrive by 8:15am. Coffee, water, and breakfast pastries will be served.

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Parking

June 4

Newcomb Hall - Kaleidoscope Room

Central Grounds Garage

June 11

Newcomb Hall - Kaleidoscope Room

Central Grounds Garage

June 18

Newcomb Hall – Gallery Room

Central Grounds Garage

June 25

Newcomb Hall – Gallery Room

Central Grounds Garage

July 11  (Wednesday)

Newcomb Hall - Kaleidoscope Room

Central Grounds Garage

July 18 (Wednesday)

Newcomb Hall - Kaleidoscope Room

Central Grounds Garage

July 25  (Wednesday)

Newcomb Hall - Kaleidoscope Room

Central Grounds Garage

August 6

Newcomb Hall - Kaleidoscope Room

Central Grounds Garage

August 13

Bavaro Hall - Holloway Room 

Central Grounds Garage

August 20

Bavaro Hall - Holloway Room 

Central Grounds Garage

August 27

Zehmer Hall Auditorium

Zehmer Hall parking lot

September 4 (Tuesday)

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

September 17

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

October 1

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

October 15

Zehmer Hall Auditorium

Zehmer Hall parking lot

October 29

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

November 12

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

November 26

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

December 10

Newcomb Hall - South Meeting  Room

Central Grounds Garage

Locations

Newcomb Hall - #30 on map

Bavaro Hall - #57 on map

Zehmer Hall - #25 on map

Parking

Parking is free in Central Grounds parking garage, #9 on map. You will receive a parking pass at Orientation that validates 5 hours of parking.

Parking is also free at Zehmer Hall, #25 on map. You will receive a parking pass at Orientation that validates 5 hours of parking.

Cancellation Policy

The program follows the UVA operating schedule.  If non-designated employees are asked not to report to work, Grounds for Success is cancelled. You will be contacted for rescheduling.

eLearning Modules

Please complete your orientation eLearning modules during your first 2 weeks of employment. The 4 modules take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Access them by clicking the buttons below.

Getting Paid & Taking Leave Benefits (Ask Alex) Policies & Standards Safety & Security

Checklist

Use this checklist to get started in your new position.

Questions?

Please contact the HR Service Center at 434.243.3344 or email askhr@virginia.edu.