Getting Ready to Join GVSU

Thank you for registering for New Faculty Orientation.  We look forward to meeting you 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 [email protected] or at (616) 331-3498.



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 to GVSU. 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.  Information on key benefits will be highlighted at the faculty orientation on August 11 and members of the HR team will be available to answer your questions.

Important dates and items to remember:

  • Access to the online benefits enrollment system, eBenefits, will open on August 6, 2022.
  • Your selected benefits will be effective retroactively to August 6, 2022.
  • You will receive your first paycheck on August 31, 2022.
  • 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.  They will also be available at the August 11 faculty orientation.
  • 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.  Representatives from the Human Resources Office will be available at the faculty orientation on August 11 to verify documents for the I-9 and notarize the faculty oath. 
  • Complete your Pay option form by August 12th.  After this day, you will default to the 9-month pay option.

Additional points to consider:

  • Faculty Staff Picture IDs can be obtained at the Registrar's Office, located at 150 Student Services on the Allendale Campus, or 115C DeVos on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
  • Direct Deposit information can be completed on line via the Payroll Office website.
  • Tax Forms must be completed and returned to the Payroll Office. An employee from the Payroll team will be available at hte faculty orientation on August 11 to collect tax forms.
  • Use your new home address, if available, on all forms.
  • Complete online benefits enrollment on or after August 6, 2022.
  • Enrollment can be completed anytime within the first 30 days of hire.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Human Resources office at (616) 331-2215 or by email at [email protected]

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.




Page last modified November 8, 2022