New Hire Orientation

Orientation is an opportunity for all new Faculty and Staff to explore life and resources at Columbia, as well as to learn about the benefits that suit your personal needs.  This program is a helpful way to start employment on the right informational track.

New Hire Orientation is held approximately every 2 weeks at both the Morningside and CUMC campus locations. It is strongly recommended that new hires attend within the first 30 days of being hired, as close to the first day of work as possible.  We also ask that new hires bring, for their reference, the Benefits Enrollment Kit, mailed to your home.

Please be advised that seating is limited.  To be assured of a seat, you must arrive by the scheduled start time.  Breakfast is served.  

The welcome program is campus specific. Registration details for each campus are below.

Morningside/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory program

  • For Morningside and Lamont-Doherty, orientation is held in the Studebaker building, 622 West 132nd Street, room 469 (4th floor). The intercampus shuttle will take you to Studebaker from any CU campus. For more information on the intercampus shuttle schedule and downloadable maps, please visit Columbia University Transportation Services.

    Check the Events Calendar to sign up for one of the upcoming orientation dates.

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) program

  • The CUMC program, orientation is held on the medical center campus.  Exact location will be provided when you register.

If you have any questions about New Hire Orientation, please email us at