Your First 30 Days

  1. Attend New Employee Orientation

    During the time of UNL being shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all New Employee Orientation will be held online at https://go.unl.edu/orientation. In the meantime, you can also view this recording of the session. 
  2. New faculty should also participate in the New Faculty Orientation.
  3. Select your desired date for details and the option to download and save the event to your calendar. You may click the button to see all events for a complete list of orientation dates and locations.
  4. Enroll in Benefits

    If you are eligible for benefits, most employee’s benefits will become effective on the first day of the month following your start date. Your online benefit enrollment must be completed within 31 days of your hire date. You can learn more about the benefit plans available to you by watching these videos

    1. Complete the benefits enrollment process online through Firefly, the employee portal for benefits enrollment, leave balances, payroll and more. Use your TrueYou credentials to access http://firefly.nebraska.edu.
    2. If you need help determining the correct plan/coverage for you and your dependents, please contact the Benefits Office at benefits@unl.edu or 402-472-2600.
  5. Mark university dates on your calendar

    Mark university holidays and shutdown dates on your calendar. Decisions to close the campus for inclement weather are based on a number of factors. Learn about the Winter Weather Policy and Procedures.
  6. Sign up for UNL Alert to be alerted by text messaging or email for all weather-related closing and campus emergencies.
  7. Wireless access for mobile devices

    Wireless access for mobile devices can only be accessed when you are on campus. From your mobile device, open your network preferences and connect to eduroam. You'll need your My.UNL username (e.g. hhusker2@unl.edu) and password. You'll need to accept the certificate and authenticate your device if prompted.
  8. If you will be using a computer for your position, you should be aware of the Computer Use Policies