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Benefits Orientation for Faculty and Staff

Find the schedule for Benefits Orientation 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 within their Period of Initial Eligibility (PIE). You will learn about the university's health plans, disability, life & accident insurance, other UC benefits programsretirement benefits, and receive answers to questions you may have about UC benefits. Be sure to attend within your PIE, or 31 days from the date of hire or transfer to a benefits-eligible position, to enroll in benefits.


Benefits Orientation will be inside the Housing, Dining, Hospitality (HDH) Human Resources Conference room inside the Eucalyptus Point building (Building 391).  For questions regarding location, contact HDH at 858-534-2193.


UC San Diego A and B or M permits are valid in all lots surrounding Eucalyptus Point.

Alternative parking options include:

  • V spaces are available in the Hopkins Parking Structure where you can Pay by App. Please note you will have to download the app to your phone
  • Obtaining a visitor's permit from a Pay Station located on each floor of the Hopkins Parking Structure
  • Valet parking is available in Parking Lot 302 for $5 surcharge 

Attendees are encouraged to use the campus shuttles. The West Campus Connector stops at Marshall College. Check the live shuttle schedule to determine which shuttle will get you to orientation on time.

2019 Schedule (Registration is not required)

Below are the remaining dates for 2019.  

  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 16

2020 Schedule (Registration is not required)

Below are the dates for 2020.  

  • January 6
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 9
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20
  • May 4
  • May 18
  • June 1
  • June 15
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24
  • September 14
  • September 28
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 23
  • December 7
  • December 21 ***Tentative
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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.