Your First 30 Days

  1. Attend New Employee Orientation

    Enjoy a cup of coffee and donut with us and learn more about being an employee at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month (except July). No reservation needed. For additional information or an accommodation arrangement, please contact us at 402-472-3101 or  
  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.
  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.

    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
    2. If you need help determining the correct plan/coverage for you and your dependents, please contact the Benefits Office at 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

    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. 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