New Employee Orientation

All new staff and management employees attend orientation on their first morning of work. Your Recruiter will provide you information and a schedule for the day.

During this time employees finalize paperwork, get their Tower Card, and learn valuable information to get them through their first few days at SJSU. An individual benefits orientation will take place separately but may be scheduled before or after the group orientation occurs. In some cases, the benefits orientation may be scheduled the next day.

If you are unable to attend the group orientation, an individualized session will be scheduled.

Faculty Jump Start


New tenured/tenure-track faculty are given the option to "jump start" their appointment to receive their first paycheck earlier and to have benefits coverage sooner. New faculty will start a few days prior to the standard first duty day and go through a multi-day orientation program. As part of this program, faculty will meet with their benefits representatives and have the opportunity to enroll before the term begins. To be eligible for this program newly hired tenured/tenure-track faculty must adhere to deadlines for turning in paperwork, information which is articulated in writing and sent to each newly hired faculty member.