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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 during the month from, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to inform eligible faculty and staff about university health and welfare and retirement plans.

New employees or those newly eligible for benefits should attend. You will learn about the university's health insurance programs and retirement plans, 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.

Can't attend? View the online video orientation, which allows you to skip to specific benefit areas.

2014 Schedule

Benefits Orientation will be in the 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.


Both 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).

Orientation dates:


  • Jan. 13
  • Jan. 27
  • Feb. 10
  • Feb. 24
  • Mar. 10
  • Mar. 24
  • Apr. 7
  • Apr. 21
  • May 5
  • May 19
  • Jun. 2
  • Jun. 16
  • Jun. 30
  • Jul. 14
  • Jul. 28
  • Aug. 11
  • Aug. 25
  • Sept. 8
  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 6
  • Oct. 20
  • Nov. 10
  • Nov. 24
  • Dec. 8
  • Dec. 22
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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) or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.