New Employees

Orientation and Onboarding

NEO and Benefits Orientation sessions are now scheduled bi-weekly on Tuesdays.

Congratulations and welcome to the Georgetown community! As a Jesuit Institution, we believe that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding. We embody this principle in the diversity of our students, faculty and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness and our international character. As a new employee, your unique gifts, perspective, and responsibilities will play an integral role in advancing this university mission. We invite you to attend New Employee Orientation to learn more about our campus values and resources. 

Getting Started as a New Hoya

Congratulations, you are officially a Georgetown University “Hoya”! To begin the onboarding process, we invite you to review and complete the New Employee Onboarding Checklist, which outlines your responsibilities prior to your first day, on your first day, and in the first 30 days of employment.

  1. Orientation: All New Employees are invited to attend New Employee Orientation “NEO” (held bi-weekly on Tuesdays). New Employees will receive an email from Georgetown Management System (GMS) to their Georgetown email and secondary email with an invitation to register for orientation. Please register for the orientation session that is held on the Tuesday following your first day of employment in order to have the most beneficial experience. Hosted by the Department of Human Resources, NEO introduces University traditions and values, key policies and procedures, available employee resources, and ways to get involved in the Georgetown community. You will also have the opportunity to meet various Human Resources professionals and connect with other new employees. If you do not receive an email invitation,  please register for NEO at this link with your Georgetown University email address and your full, legal name. To maintain a safe and secure environment, employees who register with a non-GU email address will not be admitted to the session unless we are contacted in advance by your direct supervisor. If you do not have your NetID by on on your first day of employment, please follow these steps to locate your NetID and create an email. If you cannot locate your NetID, please ask your supervisor to contact their departmental HRC for support. Additional questions or requests can be directed to (new window).
  2. Explore Benefits: Next, you can learn about the benefits provided through Georgetown University by attending New Employee Benefits Orientation “NEBO” (held biweekly on Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm). Prior to this session, we strongly recommend watching the Benefits Overview video and reviewing the 2023 Interactive Benefits Guide which outlines benefit plan options and costs, how to enroll in benefits through Georgetown Management System (GMS) and who to contact for additional support. Register for NEBO at this link with your GU email address and full, legal name.
  3. Complete Your I-9: New Employees must complete both sections of the Federally required I-9 Form by the end of the business day on the fourth day of employment (for example, if your offer letter indicates your first day is Monday, both sections must be completed and submitted by Thursday at 5:00pm). You can learn more about this process on the HR I-9 Website and in the New Employee Checklist.
  4. Then, join us for an accessible tour of Georgetown’s Main Campus (‘The Hilltop” at 3700 O St. NW) to learn more about key campus resources, fundamental buildings, and unique historical facts. Afterwards, we will enjoy conversation and connection with new employees over a catered lunch (optional). This tour is hosted the last Friday of every month. The tour begins at the John Carroll Statue in front of Healey Hall and ends at Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall. You can find an interactive campus map at this link. Please find information on public transportation, parking, and rideshare options to Main Campus here: Register for the Campus Tour at this link.

New Employee Quick Links

Are you a Manager welcoming a new hire to Georgetown?

Visit our Manager Resources page for onboarding tools and resources.