Important actions to take

To help you get started at Yale, there are several items for you to complete before you begin your first day and as soon as you arrive on campus. Please take a few moments to complete the steps below and follow links to read important details. If you have questions regarding the information mentioned below, please contact Employee Services at 203-432-5552 or

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Before you start your new job

Congratulations on accepting a job with Yale University! To prepare to begin your new job, obtain your Yale e-mail address, Net ID, and create your password; complete your onboarding checklist, mark your calendar for New Employee Orientation, and read important policies. See detailed information.

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Your first day

As soon as you arrive at Yale, be sure to complete your I-9 documentation, obtain your university ID, and request parking. Get details and locations.

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Your first month

As a new employee at Yale University, you have 30 days after your date of hire to enroll yourself and your eligible dependents in the Yale Benefits Program including health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and supplemental life insurance. Read details and enroll now.

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Your first six months

By now you are probably feeling confident in your new position. We encourage you to continue exploring Yale, get involved, and connect with Yale and your colleagues. Find out how.

Six months into his new job, Handsome Dan XVIII is feeling confident representing Yale at a softball game and much more. Follow the career of Yale’s favorite canine on Twitter.