New Employee Orientation

The I am the U new employee orientation experience is your introduction to the University of Miami. This interactive and engaging day will provide information about who we are, what we do, what we value, and what it means to work here.

  • Contact the Talent and Organizational Development department
  • Telephone: 305.243.3090
  • Email:
  • Parking

    Depending on your start date, the location for the I am the U program may vary. Every location has its own specific parking instructions. However, all locations require a parking permit that is provided to new hires in the Welcome packet. Please be sure to review your welcome book to determine specific time, location and parking instructions.

  • What to Wear, What to Bring, What to Know

    • All new hires should dress in business casual attire for Orientation. Attire must be neat, clean, and appropriate for the workplace.
    • It is recommended for new hires to bring a sweater to Orientation as room temperatures may vary
    • Gables/RSMAS Campus new employees will take a picture for their ID badge following registration at 8:00 am.
    • The session runs from 8:30am-1:00pm.
      • Please arrive at 8:00 am for registration and ID pictures (for Gables/RSMAS employees). Sessions starts promptly at 8:30am and no new hires will be allowed into the session after that time.
      • If you have any questions or should experience an unavoidable emergency that prevents you from attending, please contact Human Resources at (305) 284-3798. Any non-attendance without prior notification will postpone your first day of work.
    • Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided to all participants. If you have special dietary needs please email prior to your scheduled session.

  • Program Agenda

    • Welcome
    • University History
    • Common Purpose, DIRECCT Values and Service Standards
    • Overview of our University’s organizational structure and missions
    • University’s roadmap to the Centennial
    • Points of Pride and benefits of being part of the U

  • Maps and Directions

    Click here to view a map of parking locations.

  • Questions to Ask Your New Supervisor

    Click here to view a printable list of questions to ask your supervisor.

  • Hospital Orientation

    Employees that are a part of the Medical Division may be required to attend additional Orientation sessions; this requirement will be dependent upon on the individual role and work location. If required, information for these sessions will be provided in your offer letter. For questions, please contact your recruiter.

  • Benefits Info Sessions

    Learn about your benefits by attending a webcast. See a list of scheduled sessions below according to your job group:

    Faculty and Staff:
    • Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    University of Miami Hospital (UMH):
    • Every Wednesday at 3 p.m.
    University of Miami Medical Group (UMMG):
    • Every other Wednesday at 10 a.m.

    Click here to review a 'Canes Total Rewards guide and here to register for a 'Canes Total Rewards webcast.

  • Additional Onboarding and Training

    As a new employee you are required to complete online education modules within the first few days of your employment. These modules can be found in your Transcript on ULearn. To access this site you will need your CaneID and Password. Upon entering the site, complete the following steps:

    • Click on “Transcript”
    • Click on green “Open Curriculum” button
    • Once curriculum is open, “Launch” individual modules

    Note: Be sure to disable pop-up blockers on your web browser.

    For technical assistance with ULearn, please contact the University of Miami Information Technology Department at 305-284-6565 Option 1, then 5.

  • Questions about I am the U

    • Contact the Talent and Organizational Development department
    • Telephone: 305.243.3090
    • Email: