New Employee Orientation

Orientation and Review Period

The first 90 days on the job are an Orientation and Review Period—a time when you and your supervisor can assess whether the job is a good fit for all parties.

  • The Hiring Manager Checklist should be reviewed by you and your supervisor.
  • At the end of the first three months, an evaluation of your performance is required. 
  • Either the employee or SEAS can end the working relationship for any reason during the Orientation and Review Period.

New Employee Orientation

The Human Resources Office will take care of registering all new employees for their applicable orientations.

University-Wide Orientation

The University provides a New Employee Welcome and Orientation program for all new-to-Harvard employees. This program introduces new employees to Harvard, provides an overview of benefits, and answers many questions that new employees might have. The program also includes information about a variety of employee resources and perks and gives you a chance to ask questions and meet other new colleagues. It is highly recommended that new employees watch the Harvard Benefits Highlight videos before attending. For more information, please visit the New Employee Welcome and Orientation page.


SEAS Orientation

All new and transfer employees will attend the SEAS New Employee Orientation to learn about SEAS, and review SEAS-specific policies and procedures. New employees should review: