University of Michigan Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

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New Faculty Orientation

Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

8:30 am - 1:45 pm

The Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation (NFO), sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), is designed to help new faculty members prepare for their first year at the University of Michigan. The program will include welcoming remarks by President Mary Sue Coleman and Vice President for Research Rebecca Cunningham. It will also include a CRLT Players performance and interactive sessions in which faculty can share experiences and strategize about good teaching. The program will also feature a luncheon during which Provost Laurie McCauley will speak followed by an Information Fair with representatives from key University offices. Please check back in June 2022 for more detailed information regarding the 2022 New Faculty Orientation. 

This orientation will not provide information regarding benefits, parking, or other Human Resources related materials. For more information, please visit the U-M Human Resources website.  


Frequently Asked Questions about NFO:


As a new faculty member, you are cordially invited to attend in your first year of your U-M appointment. Please check with your department, school, or college about any requirements they might have for your attendance.


Yes, if you cannot attend, please still fill out our registration form indicating that you will not be able to attend. The virtual New Faculty Orientation will be recorded and made available to you if you are not able to attend. There will also be a Canvas page with U-M resources that New Faculty can access.

If you would benefit from accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Kayla Lang ( You may also do so by indicating this on your registration form. Closed captions will be provided through an integrated third-party closed captioning service.