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Information and FAQs

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

Orientation Information

2022 Agenda

Day 1 Tuesday (Mandatory Attendance)

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will provide you with critical information, advice on tapping resources to support teaching and research, guidance on promotion and tenure, and an introduction to key UH administrators and departments.

Day 2 Wednesday (Optional Information Sessions)

The Office of Faculty Engagement and Development has coordinated optional training and informational opportunities which will include overviews of faculty benefits and resources. Human Resources will provide a Be Benefits Wise session regarding faculty benefits. The Office of Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support will provide information on the latest instructional design and educational technology resources available to you in preparing for your classes.

Day 3 Thursday (Optional Bagel / Coffee/ Tea Social)

The FED will host a social hour with free bagels, coffees, and teas available to all new faculty in the Faculty Café (E.Cullen Building, Room 31).

Orientation Form

Please register for New Faculty Orientation.

New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to the University of Houston!

The Office of the Provost hosts the New Faculty Orientation at the beginning of the academic year. Program on the third Tuesday in August.

The three-day program includes required and optional events that will introduce you to your new community.

While the mandatory session is scheduled for the third Tuesday of August, from 9 am to 4 pm.

Please fill out this registration form to participate in the New Faculty Orientation Day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

All new full-time faculty with an effective start date between January 1st and September 1st is expected to attend.

Is registration required?

Yes, you must register for New Faculty Orientation to attend. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

When may someone register?

Please register as soon as you electronically sign your offer letter in Taleo.

What is the registration deadline?

Registration deadline is the second Friday in August.

Whom should I contact with Orientation questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Faculty Engagement and Development at 713-743-7809 or by e-mail at