Grounds for Success Orientation

Grounds For Success: Academic Employee Orientation


PLEASE NOTE:

Grounds for Success "GFS" New Academic Employee Orientation will be delivered as a 90-minute Zoom session on GFS orientation days.

If you are a new hire or a manager of a new hire scheduled to attend Grounds for Success, please be aware that instructions will be sent, via email, in advance of the participant's scheduled session date.

If you have questions, please email AskHR@virginia.edu.

Access the Orientation and Onboarding Guides for new hires and managers.

GFS Orientation Program

  • Grounds for Success Orientation Dates and Zoom Session Login

    New hires attending Grounds for Success Orientation will receive an email with instructions on how to attend the Zoom session on their orientation day from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Attend the “Grounds for Success” Zoom session here, or use the information below

    Meeting URL: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/98076950443?pwd=bGlUeEIwT2VWc3dzenE3VjBOWkhCUT09&from=addon

    Meeting ID: 980 7695 0443

    Passcode: 023711

    Or join by phone: 1 301 715 8592 US

    If you are unable to attend, there are recorded sessions linked here.

    Grounds for Success Orientation is offered every other Monday, except on holidays, when it is held on Tuesday of the same week.

    Grounds for Success will be held on these upcoming Mondays in 2023:

    August 28
    September 11
    September 25
    October 9
    October 23
    November 6
    November 20
    December 4
    December 18
     

    Grounds for Success will be held on the following Mondays in 2024, unless otherwise noted:

    Tuesday, January 2, 2024
    Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Monday, January 29, 2024
    Monday, February 12, 2024
    Monday, February 26, 2024
    Monday, March 11, 2024
    Monday, March 25, 2024
    Monday, April 8, 2024
    Monday, April 22, 2024
    Monday, May 6, 2024
    Monday, May 20, 2024
    Monday, June 3, 2024
    Monday, June 17, 2024
    Monday, July 1, 2024
    Monday, July 15, 2024
    Monday, July 29, 2024
    Monday, August 12, 2024
    Monday, August 26, 2024
    Monday, September 9, 2024
    Monday, September 23, 2024
    Monday, October 7, 2024
    Monday, October 21, 2024
    Monday, November 4, 2024
    Monday, November 18, 2024
    Monday, December 2, 2024
    Monday, December 16, 2024
    Monday, December 30, 2024

  • Location & Parking

    Please note:

    Grounds for Success "GFS" New Academic Employee Orientation is delivered as a 90-minute Zoom session on GFS orientation days.

     

  • Accommodation

    Please note:

    Grounds for Success "GFS" New Academic Employee Orientation is delivered as a 90-minute Zoom session on GFS orientation days.

    Zoom provides a closed captioning feature for participants who would be interested in that option.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Please note:

    Grounds for Success "GFS" New Academic Employee Orientation is delivered as a 90-minute Zoom session on GFS orientation days.


    The program follows the UVA operating schedule. If non-designated employees are asked not to report to work, Grounds for Success is cancelled. You will be contacted for rescheduling.

Within Your First Two Weeks

  • Required Courses

    Complete the following mandatory digital courses during your first two weeks of employment:

    1. DEI and Cultural Competence Compliance
    2. Not on Our Grounds - Responsible Employee (Title IX) (temporarily inactive)
    3. Emergency Preparedness, Targeted Violence, & Terrorism Awareness

    These courses will be delivered to you via the Learning application of Workday.

  • Recommended Courses

    The following optional but recommended courses will be delivered to you as a campaign of five courses via the Learning application of Workday.

    1. Grounds for Success Online
    2. Getting Paid and Taking Leave
    3. Policies and Standards
    4. Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) 

    While these courses are not mandatory, you will find them very helpful as a new employee.