Getting Ready to Join GVSU

Thank you for registering for New Faculty Orientation.  We look forward to meeting you (virtually) soon.

For more details on the topics for each day, please visit our New Faculty Orientation website.

Not sure if you have already registered?  Contact us a pewftlc@gvsu.edu or at (616) 331-3498.

Need to register for New Faculty Orientation?  Register for New Faculty Orientation Here!


Campus Maps & Directions

While New Faculty Orientation will be entirely online, should you need to come to campus, the maps and directions linked above will prove helpful.

Returning to Campus
Lakers Together—Faculty and Staff webpage

Information about face coverings, COVID self-assessment, and more.


Affiliate, Visiting, Tenure & Tenure-Track Faculty

Prior to Your First Day of Class

Human Resources New Hire Tasks

As you prepare for your employment with Grand Valley State University, we want to provide you with information on your virtual Benefit Orientation and other important information needed to complete a successful transition into the GVSU Family.  In mid-July you will be emailed a benefit packet.  This packet contained important information on the benefits that are available to you as a new faculty member.  We encourage you to visit our Benefits and Wellness website.  You will also find a full video orientation on the Orientation Synchronous Sessions webpage in July.

Important dates and items to remember:

  • Access to the online benefits enrollment system, eBenefits, will open on August 6, 2021.
  • Your selected benefits will be effective retroactively to August 6, 2021.
  • You will receive your first paycheck on August 31, 2021.
  • Retirement plan investment representatives from TIAA and Fidelity are available for one-on-one appointments.  Please go to the Retirement Planning section of our website for upcoming meeting dates.
  • Complete your I9 and your Faculty Oath, these forms are required.  These forms must be completed at your earliest convenience and prior to the first day of class.  The forms can be completed in the Human Resources office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  The Faculty Oath must be notarized.  If you are unsure if you have completed these forms, or have any questions, please contact hremploy@gvsu.edu
  • Complete your Pay option form and return it to HR Administration at hradmin@gvsu.edu; the deadline for this is August 11th.  After this day, you will default to the 9-month pay option.

Additional points to consider:

  • Faculty Staff Picture IDs are available in the Human Resources Office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  You can also obtain your ID by emailing the following information to hro@gvsu.edu; it will be printed and sent via intercampus mail or US Postal Service. 
    • First and Last Name
    • G#, if known
    • Address to send: Either department address or home address
    • Optional: email a headshot photo that can be imported to your ID.  Otherwise, we can print ID with name and G# only at this time
  • Payroll and tax forms and a Direct Deposit Authorization form are available on the Payroll website.  Return the forms to the payroll office.
  • Use your new address, if available, on all forms.
  • Complete online enrollment on or after August 6, 2021
    • Enrollment can be completed at any time with 30 days of hire.

Human resources also have a collection of online resources for new faculty. Visit their New Staff Resources and Information page for more information.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Benefits Office at (616) 331-2220 or by email at benefitsandwellness@gvsu.edu.

Network Login to Access Technology

To make sure you can access your GVSU email, Blackboard (classroom management system) and Banner (student information system) during the IT sessions, please be sure to complete the following items by August 5. You will not be issued a GVSU ID number or network login (required to access all GVSU technology) if these forms are not completed.

  • Return your signed contract
  • Complete the required payroll forms (W-2 and I-9)

Should you have questions or concern regarding these items, please reach out to your departmental contact.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional resources helpful for new faculty can be found on the Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center New Faculty webpage and include:

  • Important Dates
  • Campus Maps and Driving Directions
  • Faculty Quick Start Guide

We look forward to meeting you and supporting your teaching at GVSU.


Adjunct Faculty

Prior to New Faculty Orientation

Network Login to Access Technology

To make sure you can access your GVSU email, Blackboard (classroom management system) and Banner (student information system) during the IT sessions, please be sure to complete the following items by August 6. You will not be issued a GVSU ID number or network login (required to access all GVSU technology) if these forms are not completed.

  • Return your signed contract
  • Complete the required payroll forms (W-2 and I-9)

Should you have questions or concern regarding these items, please reach out to your departmental contact.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional resources helpful for new faculty can be found on the Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center New Faculty webpage and include:

  • Important Dates
  • Campus Maps and Driving Directions
  • Faculty Quick Start Guide

We look forward to meeting you and supporting your teaching at GVSU.