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Academic Personnel Onboarding Information

Welcome to the University of Washington—one of the world’s preeminent public universities. We are delighted to have you join our community of academic personnel and staff committed to turning ideas into impact and transforming lives both within UW and across the globe.

To ensure a smooth transition, it is important that you connect with your unit for specific information required to complete your onboarding. If you are not sure who to contact, please reach out to your chair/director for guidance or visit your hiring unit website for general contact information.

On or before your start date

Prior to your start date, you will receive an email from UW directing you to login to Workday, the UW Human Resources/Payroll system. You will need to complete a few tasks in Workday on or before your start date, including:

It’s also recommended that you:

Additional Programs and Resources

As you orient yourself to the UW, we invite you to explore and engage with all it has to offer from innovative research to eclectic cultural and arts programming to exciting sporting events to the architectural and natural beauty of the campus.

UW also has a number of programs and resources to support wellness and development of its academic personnel and staff including The Whole U, SmartHealth, and UW CareLink, among others. Please plan to register for and attend the Benefits Orientation for more information about these and other programs and resources available to you.

UW is an exciting and special place made even more so by the people who work and study here. Best wishes for a productive and fulfilling year!