New Employee Orientation (for University employees) provides a comprehensive "first-look" at UAB, its core values, essential expectations and important resources. It is critical that new employees attend orientation as soon as possible so that they have plenty of time to enroll in health, dental and vision insurance and other benefits within 31 days of their hire date.

Please note: New employees must be registered for New Employee Orientation by the date listed in the table below.


New Employee Orientation Schedule for 2017:

New Employee
Orientation Dates
Deadline for Department to Register New Employees for NEO Session
December 5 November 30
December 19 December 14
January 3 (Tuesday Session) December 28
January 17 (Tuesday Session) January 11
January 30 January 25
February 13 February 8
February 27 February 22
March 13 March 8
March 27 March 22
April 10 April 5
April 24 April 19
May 8 May 3
May 22 May 17
June 5 May 31
June 19 June 14
July 3 June 28
July 17 July 12
July 31 July 26
August 14 August 9
August 28 August 23
September 11 September 6
September 25 September 20
October 9 October 4
October 23 October 18
November 6 November 1
November 20 November 15
December 4 November 29
December 18 December 13

Information to Bring with You:

  • Social security number
  • Department name
  • Office address
  • Position title
  • Vehicle license tag number (if you would like to register for campus parking)
  • You will also need to know if you are paid monthly or hourly.

In addition, you may also need to bring the following items:

  • Sweater or light jacket (At times, our training room temperature may be cooler than some employees prefer)
  • Cash for parking (if parking in the deck or back parking lot).  Please note the information below regarding free parking for New Employee Orientation.
  • Lunch will be provided however individuals with special dietary needs may prefer to bring their own lunch. A refrigerator is available.

Orientation Topics:

The following topics will be covered during orientation:

  • Introduction to Employment at UAB
  • Important Documents and Policies
  • Benefits Enrollment
  • Oracle Administrative System and Direct Deposit

Parking for new employee orientation:

Free parking is available for new employees on orientation on Mondays only in lot 15W at the corner of 11th Avenue South and 17th Street, across the street from the Medical towers building.
Here is a Google MAP of the Medical Towers location.

Medical Towers Map & Parking: