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New Employee Orientation

All permanent/probationary or long-term temporary (more than 180 days) staff employees are required to attend new employee orientation.  We provide 2 different orientations:

1. New Employee Welcome & Orientation -

    • New hires are invited to this orientation during the onboarding process and are scheduled to attend on their first day, or the first available Monday thereafter. This orientation provides a general introduction to CSUSM to help navigate your first few weeks on campus.  New hires will meet new colleagues, gain information about key areas of the University, identify where to go with questions and learn about CSUSM's mission and core values. Additionally, the new hire will learn more about CSUSM's robust benefits package.
    • Orientations are usually held every Monday (8:30am - 10:00am), with limited seating

2. The Cougar Crash Course -

    • This orientation provides new employees with an introduction to the university with presentations from different departments, as well as providing required training on important safety topics.  This too is also an opportunity to meet and network with other new employees.
    • Sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month (9:00am - 11:30am)
    • Invitations are sent to the respective attendees two weeks prior to the event date.

Please direct all questions to Rebecca Keenan, HR Administrative Specialist, at x4429 or rkeenan@csusm.edu.