The purpose of New Employee Orientation is to:

  • To ensure that all new employees receive comprehensive information relative to the University of Central Oklahoma's culture, programs and services;
  • To assist in acclimating new employees into the UCO community; and
  • To provide new employees with tools, resources, and information necessary for the performance of basic job duties.

To accomplish this, New Employee Orientation classes are typically held every two weeks. Specific dates can be determined from the Learning Center, but generally follow the biweekly payroll cycle. Most new employees will complete a full-day of learning on their first day at UCO and attend another half-day later that week. Over the next 90 days, they participate in annually-required and job-specific sessions.