New Faculty Orientation Information and FAQs

Please read below for orientation information and answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.  

Orientation Information

Date: Tuesday August 18, 2015


The agenda for the day is still in development. We can tell you that the day will be jam-packed with plenty of informative sessions. Please plan to be with us from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Orientation ends with a reception (5:00pm-6:00pm) hosted by the Provost and attended by deans and department chairs.

Please check this site to receive further agenda updates.

Location and Parking Directions:

UH Hilton Hotel, Conrad Hilton Ballroom (S202). For your convenience, please park in the UH Hilton Hotel garage. A free parking pass will be provided to you at the orientation registration desk.

Directions to the UH Hilton Hotel

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

All new full-time faculty with an effective start date between June 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015 are expected to attend.

Is registration required?

You must register to attend, using the online registration form. You will then receive an email confirming your registration.

When may someone register?

Your hiring documentation must be completed.  Your department business administrator will let you know when you may register.

What is the registration deadline?

Two weeks prior to orientation.

Will breakfast/lunch be provided?

Yes. A continental breakfast and a buffet lunch are provided, which include vegetarian options. Should you have other dietary restrictions, please include them in the online registration form.

What is the attire?

Casual business is recommended. A jacket is not required. However, a light jacket is highly recommended since some of the meeting rooms are quite chilly.

Whom should I contact with Orientation questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Olga Selley at 713-743-9576 or by e-mail at


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