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.

We invite you 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. 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 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).

You can learn about the benefits provided through Georgetown University by registering for a Benefits Overview and Q&A session (9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays following NEO). 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. These resources and many more can be found in the New Employee Benefits Quick Guide.

New Employee Quick Links

Are you a Manager welcoming a new hire to Georgetown?

Visit our Manager Resources page for onboarding tools and resources.