New Hire Orientation

The New Hire Orientation - Morningside and Manhattanville Campus program is a dynamic event designed to welcome new hires to Columbia University. The Program will introduce University leadership, key departments, onboarding tips, campus safety, as well as a broad overview of University work/life and healthcare benefits. 
Continental breakfast will be served as you network with other new colleagues. 
All participants will receive an official new hire welcome package. 
Who should attend? All Faculty, Officers of Instruction, Officers of Research, Officers of the Libraries and Administrative Officers, Union and Non-Union Support Staff who work on the Morningside or Manhattanville campus.
Orientation is held approximately every two weeks at the Manhattanville campus. It is strongly recommended new hires attend orientation within the first two weeks of being hired. This will help ensure Benefits enrollment is completed within the requisite first 30 days of being hired. 
To register for an upcoming session:

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New Hire Orientation Location


Orientation is held in the Studebaker building located at 622 West 132nd Street, Room 469 (4th floor). To access the building, please bring your Columbia ID or a valid ID.

The intercampus shuttle will take you to Studebaker from the various CU locations.

Located at the Medical Center?

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) orientation program is held on the medical center campus.  If you are located at the Medical Center, please visit for information on Orientation at CUIMC.