Grounds for Success Orientation

Grounds For Success: Academic Employee Orientation


PLEASE NOTE:

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

There is NO in-person orientation session to attend. The optional afternoon lunch and tour is NOT offered at this time.

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.

This is an unusual time, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these circumstances. Please know, however, that we are excited to welcome our newest hires to UVA!

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

You may access the Remote Onboarding Guides for New Hires and Managers here.

You may access the Onboarding Checklist & Resource Guide for New Hires here

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.

    You may also access it using this information:

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Or, use the information below:

    Meeting URL: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/93305676413?pwd=OVliREVTdWwzUEM0YTFYQ2Fva29wUT09#success

    Meeting ID: 933 0567 6413

    Passcode: 261853

    Or, join by phone: 1-651-372-8299 or 1-786-635-1003

    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 the following Mondays in 2021: 
    August 30
    September 13
    September 27
    October 11
    October 25
    November 8
    November 22
    December 6
    December 20

     

  • Location & Parking

    Please note:

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

    There is NO in-person orientation session to attend. The optional afternoon lunch and tour is NOT offered at this time.

    ​​​​When it is in-person:

    The orientation program is held at Zehmer Hall,104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, VA, 22904. You can access directions here. Parking is free in Zehmer Hall’s lot for the entire day. No parking pass is required.

  • Optional Afternoon Activities

    Please note:

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

    There is NO in-person orientation session to attend. The optional afternoon lunch and tour is NOT offered at this time.

    When it is in-person:

    On select dates, we will offer two optional and complimentary activities in the afternoon:

    1. A lunch at Newcomb Hall dining facility (new hire will be given two lunch coupons)
    2. A guided historic walking tour, which leaves from the South (Lawn) side of the Rotunda at 2:30 pm (no reservation required).

    These activities are located in and around Newcomb Hall. See this map of UVA Grounds for help. Parking is available at Central Grounds parking garage, 400 Emmet Street S., Charlottesville, VA 22903. Participants will be given a code for 4 hours of parking. You will need your license plate number.

    From the Central Grounds parking garage, take the elevator to the fourth floor, and turn right. Walk straight ahead to Newcomb Hall. The dining facility at Newcomb Hall is located on the second floor. 

    After lunch, exit the third floor of Newcomb Hall and proceed straight toward McCormick Road. Cross McCormick Road, and use any alley way immediately ahead of you (for example, Poe’s Alley) to access the Lawn and Rotunda. The tour meets at 2:30 pm on the Lawn (South) side of the Rotunda.

    We encourage your manager or a departmental designee to participate in one or both activities with you.

  • Accommodation

    Please note:

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

    There is NO in-person orientation session to attend. The optional afternoon lunch and tour is NOT offered at this time.

    When it is in-person:

    We strive to make this program as inclusive as possible. If you require any disability-related accommodations to fully access this program, please contact AskHR@virginia.edu or call 434.243.3344, at least one week prior to your scheduled session.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Please note:

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

    There is NO in-person orientation session to attend. The optional afternoon lunch and tour is NOT offered at this time.

    When it is in-person:

    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

    Please complete the following digital courses during your first two weeks of employment:

    1. Preventing and Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
    2. Not on Our Grounds - Responsible Employee (Title IX)
    3. Emergency Preparedness, Targeted Violence, & Terrorism Awareness
    4. COVID-19 Awareness and Prevention Required Training

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

  • Recommended Courses

    The following 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. Safety and Security
    5. Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) 

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