University of Michigan Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

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New Faculty Orientation

Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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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 Provost Laurie McCauley and Interim Vice President for Research Arthur Lupia. 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 President Santo Ono will speak, followed by an Information Fair with representatives from key University offices.

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.

Please email [email protected] for assistance with registration. 

Frequently Asked Questions about NFO:

When and where is NFO?

The Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation is held every year before the beginning of the Fall semester. The next orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at the Michigan League (911 N. University Avenue).

Am I required to attend 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.

I can’t attend the orientation. Can I still receive informational resources?

Yes, if you cannot attend, please still fill out our registration form indicating that you will not be able to attend so we can send you resources post-event.

What should I bring to NFO?

We recommend that you dress in layers, as the temperature in the Michigan League can vary. Also, many attendees in the past found it helpful to have something to take notes on.

Where can I park?

Please see the Central Campus Parking Map for structures around the Michigan League. For other campus parking information refer to U-M’s Logistics, Transportation & Parking department.

How can I receive accommodations for NFO?

The Michigan League is wheelchair accessible. If you would benefit from other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing [email protected]. You may also do so by indicating this on your registration form.

Do you provide hotel accommodations?

Unfortunately, we do not provide any hotel or housing accommodations.