New Employee Orientation

Beginning July 1, all new regular staff employees at UK will take University New Employee Orientation through an online program in myUK Learning. Once they are entered into SAP, new employees will receive an email letting them know they have been assigned to take the orientation program online.

In addition to online University New Employee Orientation, new employees with UK HealthCare will continue to take the in-person orientation specific to UK HealthCare.

NEO Goals
  • To welcome the employee to the University of Kentucky.
  • To help the new employee develop a positive working relationship by building a foundation of knowledge about the University's history, mission, vision, values and culture.
  • Help the new employees understand their roles and how their contributions help achieve the University's goals.
  • To provide information on the University's policies, procedures, benefits, and pay.
  • To offer resources, help, and growth for each employee.
  • To create a sense of excitement about their new job. 
UK HealthCare Orientation

New UK HealthCare employees should attend both University and UK HealthCare Orientations. Sign up for University orientation using the form at right; sign up for UK HealthCare orientation by clicking the button below.

UK HealthCare Orientation
registration »

Supervisor Information
Any regular staff employee with a full time equivalent (FTE) of 0.5 or greater shall attend new employee orientation within 30 calendar days after his/her first date of employment. Below are some helpful resources.
Note about Walk-Ins

Please do not send employees to NEO without registering.

Supervisors should not send employees to NEO without prior registration. If you need to send a new hire to NEO without registration, please do so only by contacting Tommy Leach or Betsy Cornett. If a new employee arrives at NEO without registration, they MUST have all the information shown in the form to the right in order to participate.

NEO Parking

Employees without an E parking pass will be able to park at the Boone Center during University New Employee Orientation. At the end of Orientation, employees will be required to move their car to another location.

Employees with an E parking pass should continue to park at their designated E parking lot while attending University New Employee Orientation. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Use the campus map to locate the Boone Center. The address is 500 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508.

Distance New Employee Orientation

If your work location is more than 40 miles from the main UK campus, you may apply for a Distance University New Employee Orientation packet. This packet will be mailed to your work location, and you must return completed materials to UK Human Resources within 30 days of your hire date.

For more information, please email Betsy Cornett. In your email, please be sure to include:

  • New employee first and last name
  • Work mailing address
  • Person ID number
  • Hire date
Optional Sign Up Opportunities

To turn in Employee Benefits forms during NEO, bring: Social Security Numbers, birth dates, and addresses for all dependents and beneficiaries.

To complete the I-9 process during NEO, bring the documents listed here » .

You can also apply for a parking permit at NEO. We have forms at NEO, but you can also print and fill out this form ahead of time..

We're excited about sharing the mission of the University of Kentucky!

All employees hired into regular positions are required to attend University New Employee Orientation (NEO). It is highly recommended that you attend this orientation on your first day on the job. During this session, you will receive information pertaining to your benefits, University policies, and an overview of campus. Supervisors must register their new employees online by 3:00pm on the Wednesday prior to Orientation. Registration, continental breakfast, and parking application begins at 7:30 a.m.

University New Employee Orientation Selection
Note: some upcoming NEO events are on a waitlist status. While you may still enroll in those, you will not be able to attend unless space is cleared on the waitlist. We will inform you by Noon on Friday before the session if that becomes the case.
Supervisor Details
The new NEO system requires this for complex data integration of supervisor and their employees as entered into the system. Please provide it accurately so we will know that it's you, the supervisor!
The new NEO system requires this for complex data integration of supervisor and their employees as entered into the system. Please provide it accurately so we will know that it's you, the supervisor!
Employee Details
Please enter the last 4 digits of the employee's Social Security number. Entering an incorrect number can cause a problem with the registration. Please contact an Employment Specialist if the SSN is unknown.
Lastly, please confirm your humanity...