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New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will take place on September 11, 2024.  Each year invitations are sent to new faculty members during the summer.  Provost Jenny Martinez and Matthew Snipp, vice provost for faculty development, diversity and engagement will welcome new assistant, associate and full professors across all Stanford schools.   The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an opportunity to learn of Stanford's resources and meet new colleagues.  Preliminary agenda here.

In addition to in-person workshops and meetings, an online New Faculty Orientation curriculum is available through Canvas.
The curriculum on Canvas will be available year round for new faculty members as they join Stanford (for access to the site, contact Laurita Wheeler ( 

UHR Benefits Orientations for New Faculty (Online via Zoom)

For more information about the UHR benefits orientations for faculty members contact the UHR service team at 877-905-2985.
During the workshop, new faculty will receive an overview on Stanford’s health, life and retirement savings benefits. 

  • Wednesday, August 7 (1-3 PM) 
  • Wednesday, August 21 (1-3 PM) 
  • Tuesday, September 4 (1-3 PM) 

Resources to Get Started at Stanford

New faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to you online here and in the New Faculty Orientation in Canvas, including:

  • A checklist of to-do items to help you settle in to campus and guide you through your first year.
  • Online new faculty orientation about resources and support available to you at Stanford. (Canvas site) Contact Laurita Wheeler ( for access to the Canvas site.
  • Faculty at Stanford are eligible for a personal web site on Stanford Sites with a URL. If you need assistance with setting up a personal web site or lab web site on Stanford Sites, office hours are available with Stanford Web Services (SWS). SWS can help you understand how to use your new site, get the appropriate Stanford branding, and launch your site.

New Faculty Orientation is organized by the Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement.