New Staff Orientation
New Staff Orientation is Vanderbilt's way of welcoming you to a thriving cultural center that embraces and celebrates diverse talents and contributions. Designed with you in mind, New Staff Orientation teaches everything you need to know as you begin your Vanderbilt career.
New University staff will attend University Orientation as soon as possible after beginning work at Vanderbilt, preferably on the first day.
Your manager will work with HR to register you for the orientation and will let you know your scheduled date. If you have not received orientation information before your first day of work, contact Clair Brigman with Human Resources at 615-322-8320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Before Orientation: Review Benefits
- Where and When to Go/Parking
- What to Expect
- What to Bring
- What to Wear
- Review Vanderbilt benefits information before your first day of work/orientation. Click here to see details on benefits for which you may qualify.
Orientation time and location
Orientation is held every Monday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., in the 10th floor training room of the Baker Building, located at 110 21st Ave. S. (It sits directly behind Qdoba Mexican Grill on West End Ave.) Registration runs 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.;the program starts at 8 a.m. If you are going to be late, contact your supervisor to reschedule.
Parking for orientation is on the roof of the Terrace Place Garage, located next to the Baker Building, on Terrace Place. Do not pay to park. You do not need to pay for parking during orientation, as long as you park on the ROOF level of the garage. If you park on any other level, you will get a parking ticket.
The Baker Building is located on 21st Ave. However, parking for orientation is accessed from Terrace Place. The easiest way to access Terrace Place from 21st Ave. S. is by is by turning onto 21st. Ave. S. from West End Ave., then turning left onto Terrace Place. Note: 21st Ave. S. is one way.
Parking for orientation is on the roof of the Terrace Place Garage, located next to the Baker Building. From Terrace Place, turn left into the Terrace Place Garage (map below) and drive up seven (7) levels until you reach the roof. Do not park in the Baker Building (see image below).
Terrace Place Garage roof - please park here
After parking, take the elevator or staircase to street level, turn right and walk until you arrive at the back door of the Baker Building (picture below). For your safety, do not enter through the Baker Building Garage.
Back door of Baker Building (next to Reno's Hair Salon)
Once you are inside the Baker Building, take the elevator to the 10th floor and enter at reception.
Directions to the Baker Building if you are walking or taking the bus
The front door of the Baker Building sits on 21st Ave. S. around the corner from Qdoba Mexican Grill. Once you enter the building through this door (picture below), take the elevator to the 10th floor and enter at reception.
Front door of Baker Building
This orientation is divided into three main themes: Understanding Vanderbilt Culture, Meeting Your Basic Needs, and Preparing You for Success. Employees who attend this orientation will learn the following:
- Vanderbilt's history and mission
- Benefits of being a Vanderbilt employee
- How Vanderbilt keeps its employees safe, healthy, and happy
- How to be a successful Vanderbilt employee
- How to complete new employee paperwork and get started in your Vanderbilt career
- Identification for I-9 employment eligibility verification (see /i9/)
- Social security numbers for dependents you want to cover in Vanderbilt's benefit programs
- Supervisor name, department name, and department phone number
Business casual attire or work clothes are recommended. Orientation is paid work time, so dress as you would for a day at work. Check with your supervisor for any other instructions.