Welcome to the University of Minnesota! You have chosen to join a superb community of scholars, and during an exciting time to be at this University.

New Faculty Orientation is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, and it is just one of the many ways that the University of Minnesota invests in the success of its faculty at all stages of their careers. The two days of orientation will introduce you to critical information, resources, and support for your research, teaching, and outreach efforts. In addition, we do not stop with our summer program but continue throughout the year to offer a series of luncheons to provide you with opportunities to ask questions, network with other new faculty colleagues, and gain additional information that is important to your success here.

Take a few minutes to explore this web site to learn more about our New Faculty Orientation program and other University resources.  Orientation takes place annually in the last week of August. You won’t want to miss all of the information, resources, and new colleagues you will meet. The orientation is also an opportunity to meet key senior leaders of the University to hear about their vision for the University.

We are here to support your success.  I hope you will invest the time to attend the New Faculty Orientation.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




What new faculty have said about orientation:

Well constructed and EXECUTED. I feel informed, welcomed, and RESPECTED. Very nice job!

THIS program raised my CONFIDENCE going into a new environment with a new culture in a new role. THANK YOU for that.

I came away with a LOT of pride in the U of M because of the ‘EXCELLENCE’ in so many areas throughout the U.