Training and Development

University New Employee Orientation

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All employees hired into regular positions are required to attend University New Employee Orientation. It is highly recommended that you attend this orientation on your first day on the job. During this session, you will receive information pertaining to your benefits, University policies, and an overview of campus. Supervisors must register their new employees online by 3:00pm on the Wednesday prior to Orientation.

Click here for University New Employee Orientation registration.

Click here for UK HealthCare Orientation registration. *Note: new UK HealthCare employees should attend both University and UK HealthCare Orientations.

Distance University New Employee Orientation

If your work location is more than 40 miles from University main campus, you may apply for a Distance University New Employee Orientation packet. The packet will be mailed to your work location and you must return completed materials to University Human Resources within 30 days of your hire date. For more information, please contact Betsy Cornett at (859) 257-9623.

Supervisor Information

Any regular staff employee with a full time equivalent (FTE) of 0.5 or greater shall attend new employee orientation within 30 calendar days after his/her first date of employment.

  1. Letter from Manager, Human Resources Training & Development
  2. How to make sure your new employee succeeds
  3. Supervisor's Checklist for the first day
  4. Supervisor's Checklist for 2nd day through the end of first 2-weeks
  5. End of Orientation form
    (click: Adobe Reader to download software to open the form on your computer if necessary)


  • To welcome the employee to the University of Kentucky.
  • To help the new employee develop a positive working relationship by building a foundation of knowledge about the University’s history, mission, vision, values and culture.
  • Help the new employees understand their roles and how their contributions help achieve the University’s goals.
  • To provide information on the University’s policies, procedures, benefits, and pay.
  • To offer resources, help, and growth for each employee.
  • To create a sense of excitement about their new job.

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration, Parking Application, and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome
  Welcome from President and Senior Leaders
  UK Overview, Top 20 Vision, Mission and Values


Health and Wellness

  UK Police
  VIP -- Violence Intervention and Prevention Center
  Policies and Procedure Review
  Closing Remarks / Questions
12:10pm - 12:40pm University Resource Fair

If you wish to turn in Employee Benefits forms (healthcare, accident or voluntary insurance, etc.) during Orientation, you will need to bring your Social Security Numbers, birth dates, and addresses for all dependents and beneficiaries.

If you have not yet applied for a parking permit or not yet completed your I-9 process, you may finalize them during Orientation.

I-9 is a federal form establishing eligibility for employment.  UK Employment requires this form on or before the first day of employment. It establishes your start date and establishes entry into the payroll system.  In order to complete the I-9 form, you must have an original, non laminated Social Security Card or passport and one other form of picture identification such as a driver's license, military ID card, etc.  If you do not have these documents, please go to the following web link which lists other acceptable documents at I-9.

Parking Permits are required to park on UK's campus. You may apply for a UK parking permit at the beginning of orientation from 7:45am to 8:00am. To complete this application you need to know your vehicle's make, model, and license number. You will also need to know your departmental address and have your job assignment posted in the SAP system so that Parking can 1) verify employment status, 2) establish eligibility for payroll deduction for the permits, 3) ascertain eligibility to purchase monthly permits, and 4) establish eligibility for pre-tax consideration for permit fees.

Orientation Parking

Employees without an E parking pass will be able to park at the Boone Center during University New Employee Orientation. At the end of Orientation, employees will be required to move their car to another location.

In order to accommodate all employees attending the University New Employee Orientation and regular Boone Center guests, employees with an E parking pass should continue to park at their designated E parking lot while attending University New Employee Orientation. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

To locate the Boone Center, or any other building on campus, please view the campus map.

Dress Code

The dress code at the Boone Center is business casual. However, an exception will be made for those employees required to wear scrubs or a work uniform to their respective workplaces. Feel free to bring a jacket or sweater as the temperature setting is not always pleasing to everyone who attends.

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