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Benefits Orientation for Faculty and Staff

Find a schedule of benefits orientations and information on who should attend.

Benefits orientation is provided on designated Mondays each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to inform eligible faculty and staff about university health, welfare and retirement plans.

New employees or those newly eligible for benefits should attend. You will learn about the university's health plans, disability, life & accident insurance, other UC benefits programsretirement benefits, and get answers to your questions. Be sure to attend within your Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE), 31 days from the date of hire or transfer to a benefits-eligible position, to enroll in benefits.


Benefits Orientation will be in Torrey Pines Center North, Training Center North, Plaza Level.

Training Center North
Torrey Pines Center North
10300 N. Torrey Pines Road, Plaza (lower) Level

Driving directions

Walking directions from the shuttle stop.

See printable directions (PDF), a regional map, or campus map to our facilities.


For either Torrey Pines Center North and Torrey Pines Center South facilities, use the parking garage at Torrey Pines Center South (TPCS). UCSD A and B parking permits are valid in this lot.

Alternative parking options include metered parking on level 1 of the parking garage located at Torrey Pines Center South (25 cents per 15 minutes), or you can obtaining a visitor's permit from the visitor information kiosk on North Point Drive (map).

2015 Orientation Dates

  • December 7
  • December 21

2016 Orientation Dates

  • January 11
  • January 25 
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • April 18
  • May 2
  • May 23 (note change in sequence due to holidays)
  • June 13
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 29
  • September 12
  • September 26
  • October 10
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 19
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.