USF New Hire Welcome Center

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Congratulations on your new position with the University of San Francisco! We are so pleased to have you join our beloved community of staff, faculty, and students. This welcome page provides you with links and guides to getting started here at USF. If you still have questions after reviewing the information, please contact us at

In order to ensure you have a successful start at the University please review and complete the necessary new hire steps in the New Hire Checklist to initiate your onboarding.

Orientation sessions help new faculty and staff get connected to the community and processes at USF. We recommend attending orientation during your first week so that you have the information required to complete benefits enrollment within your first 30 days. Sign up for your orientation today!

All USF new employees must complete their required training upon hire. The HR Required Training page provides complete details and links to the courses.

The 2023 Benefits at a Glance Summary provides a detailed overview of the breadth of benefits offered here at USF.

The 2024 Benefits at a Glance Summary provides a detailed overview of the breadth of benefits that will be offered in 2024.

Per our protocols, which are in line with updated CDC and SFDPH guidance, indoor masking is optional. Please remember that people may choose to wear masks and that masking may be required in other places by local or state authorities. It is always best to continue to carry a mask with you at all times. All community members should stay up-to-date with vaccinations and get tested if symptoms present.

View the latest USF COVID-19 guidelines

We’ve outlined a variety of on-campus resources and services to help you navigate the university and get off to a good start during your first 90 days.

In alignment with the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person, USF is committed to the well-being of its employees as well as our students. Providing a learning and working environment conducive to respect and dignity for the entire USF community is a part of this tradition. The policies and services described in this handbook reflect this focus.

Learn about your responsibilities as the manager of a newly hired employee.