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New Hire Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria

The Welcome Center occurs every Monday* and is appropriate for:




  • New staff, including bargaining unit and academic staff, who are benefits-eligible, have successfully completed a Stanford background check, and whose first day of work is on the day of a Welcome Center orientation.

The Welcome Center isn't appropriate for:

  • Benefits-eligible transferring employees within Stanford or SLAC
  • Faculty
  • Contingent workers (temp/casual)
  • Hospital employees

Please note: When Monday is a university holiday, Welcome Center will be held on the following business day. Always check the Welcome Center Orientation Dates so you are able to plan your new hire's first day and orientation accordingly.