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UCR New Staff Orientation

Welcome! The UCR New Staff Orientation (NSO) program has a long history of quickly making new staff feel right at home in their new work environment. As a new employee, you are now part of what makes this University so great – the people! Staff Orientation is a great way to learn about the history of UC and UC Riverside, the mission of the University, our future goals, campus growth and much more. The orientation program provides this information and much more from various presenters in an engaging and interactive format.

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Why You Should Attend

The more you know about UCR, the more you will benefit from the many opportunities available. Staff orientation also provides an opportunity for you to meet fellow colleagues and network. Employees from departments all over campus attend, so you will be able to add to your list of campus contacts and friends!

What to Expect

In an effort to protect the health and safety of its community during the COVID-19 outbreak, UC Riverside continues to be closed for non-critical functions, and as a result, the usual in-person monthly UCR New Staff Orientation session is being conducted virtually via Zoom until further notice.

To manage your registration, please login to the UC Learning Center.

Registration/Cancellation Policy: Please note you must register in advance through the UC Learning Center to attend the UCR Staff Orientation. The registration/cancellation deadline for the UCR Virtual NSO session is 5 business days prior to the session.


The following resources supplements what you will learn in the staff orientation session. You are welcome to access and use this information as reference during your new staff orientation session.