New Employees

Orientation and Onboarding

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. All full-time New Employees are invited to attend New Employee Orientation (NEO) (held bi-weekly Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) The NEO schedule aligns with the university’s biweekly hiring calendar. New Employees should receive an email from Georgetown Management System (GMS) to their primary and secondary emails with an invitation to register. Please register for the orientation session that is closest to 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. Invitations to NEO are sent to  your GU NetID email address. If you do not receive an email invitation,  please register for NEO at this link with a non-Georgetown personal email address and your full, legal name. Additional questions or requests can be directed to (new window). .
  1. Next, you can learn about the benefits provided through Georgetown University by attending Employee Benefits Orientation “NEBO” (held biweekly Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.). Prior to this session, we strongly recommend watching the Benefits Overview video and reviewing the 2022 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.
  1. Then, join us for an accessible tour of Georgetown’s Main Campus (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 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm meeting outside the Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) entrance on Library Walk Road across from Village C East (VCE). You can find an interactive campus map at this link. (HFSC is #14). 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.