Orientation FAQs

WHERE AM I GOING?

New Hire Orientation (NHO) is held in McElhinney Hall, on the third floor in room 341
UH Campus Map (McElhinney Hall building #588)
Directions to the University of Houston

WHERE DO I PARK?

Your NHO email will include parking instructions for your first day. You may also want to review the following sites:

Parking and Transportationi - Main Site
Lot Availability Map
Campus Shuttle
Cougar Trax (shuttle locations)
Cougar Trax - Mobile

 

WHAT TIME DO WE START AND WHAT ARE WE DOING TODAY?

NHO will begin at 9:00 am but we recommend arriving no later than 8:30 so you can have your photo taken for your staff ID card (Cougar Card). The official NHO program will begin at 9:00. You will learn about UH policies, benefits, and perks. Speakers from different UH departments will tell you about services and resources available to you as a UH employee.
Agenda

WHAT ABOUT LUNCH?

You have two options for lunch: You will be given a complimentary lunch coupon for one of our residential hall restaurants (your lunch card will be valid for a year). You may also choose to visit one of our many dining services options on campus; dining services at the University Center will be your closest option during your lunch break.

Click here to view dining options at the University of Houston

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

With a comprehensive benefits plan and several retirement options to choose from, you might want to review the plans and bring any questions with you to NHO.
Benefits Information
Work/Life

ONCE I GO THROUGH ORIENTATION, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE FOR WHICH I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE IN MY ORIENTATION PROCESS?

It is required that all new faculty and staff review University of Houston policies.
Policies

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON?

Review the links below to learn about the many things that make the University of Houston a great place to be.
Athletic Traditions
History of the University
Virtual Tour of the Campus

WHO DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

It is the goal of Human Resources to make sure you have a great experience at the University of Houston beginning with your first day of hire. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Contact Information
UH Campus Map