Welcome Aboard and Roll Tide!

The University of Alabama is offering New Employee Orientation onsite in our Employee Resource Center. Orientation can provide an incredible experience to meet other individuals that are starting their journey at the Capstone! UA System Health and Safety Guidelines will continue to be adhered to during orientation.


Employee Orientation 

One of your first critical steps as a University of Alabama employee will be completing New Employee Orientation.  New Employee Orientation will provide you the opportunity to learn more about the University‚Äôs traditions, values, and expectations.  The session will also provide important information regarding your benefits package and the time-sensitive steps you must take to enroll.  Last, you will have a chance to meet colleagues just like you, who are beginning their first days of employment at the Capstone. New employees have 30 days from their date of hire to enroll in benefits. 

To begin the process please take the following steps:

  1. Register for New Employee Orientation
  2. Review myBama Self Service Instructions
  3. Review the Benefits Summary Guide

Orientation is hosted at the Employee Resource Center on the University Services Campus (1515 Flint River Drive Tuscaloosa AL, 35404) in Classroom A. You will receive a confirmation email when registering for New Employee Orientation. 

NOTE: New faculty employees must also attend New Faculty Orientation held in August, please visit https://provost.ua.edu/new-faculty for more information

Upon completion of  orientation you will be able utilize your myBama account to enroll in benefits if applicable, update information in the employee directory, set up direct deposit/tax forms, update mailing address, sign the Employee Acknowledgement Form (EAF) and Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA).

*The University of Alabama requires employees to be paid by direct deposit. If you fail to set up direct deposit, your check will be mailed to the local mailing address on file in our payroll system. Pay checks will not be available for pick-up. You can set up direct deposit or update your local mailing address on the Employee tab of myBama.

Questions about New Employee Orientation? Contact HR Learning and Development at hrlearninganddevelopment@ua.edu or 205-348-9700.


Management Orientation – Register To Participate

This monthly offering, now presented via Zoom, provides new supervisors and managers with an overview of how to better understand and achieve University expectations; their responsibilities for compliance with key University requirements; and an overview of key departments and functions that may be a resource.

-Register at ualms.ua.edu (UA’s online learning portal) or select New Management Orientation.

Questions about New Management Orientation? Contact HR Learning and Development at hrlearninganddevelopment@ua.edu or 205-348-9700.

Additional Information

For additional information that can be helpful in your transition to The University of Alabama, visit the Onboarding Guide for New Employees.