New Faculty Onboarding Checklist

Welcome to UMBC! We recognize that starting a new job is challenging. To facilitate your transition to your new position, we have developed this checklist with links to university resources. As you go through the list, please work with your department chairs and/or administrative staff to address any questions that you may have. UMBC is committed to your success in your new position!






Start Date:

UMBC email:

Personal email:

Office phone:

Cell phone:


For additional resources please visit:


Pre-arrival (before you start):

Payroll and Benefits


Departmental Setup (discuss with your dept chair and admin)

  • Office
  • Lab
  • Phone and voicemail setup (UMBC has transitioned to WebEx VoiP, if you want a physical phone it may be requested)
  • Access to myUMBC, Blackboard
  • Access to Google drive and Box
  • Photocopier access
  • Printer access
  • Keys: office, building, lab, departmental common room
  • Mailbox
  • Departmental organizational chart with administration, staff and their assigned tasks
  • Basic office supplies
  • Computer with network access


UMBC setup



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First Week

  • New faculty orientation!  A University orientation  will be held in the morning of August 21st, 2023, with the college orientation to follow at 1:30pm in Fine Arts Room 427.
  • Departmental chair meets with new faculty to discuss classes, logistics, mentoring, describe roles and responsibilities of department administration/staff
  • Ensure new faculty member gets appropriate seminar and colloquia announcements
  • Introduce new faculty member to members of the department
  • Introduce new faculty member to graduate students
  • Provide syllabi, class notes, or other materials to facilitate teaching, class prep
  • Describe procurement procedures for new equipment


First Semester (some items may not apply to all faculty)


End of First Year

Department chair meets with new faculty and mentors to discuss progress after one year