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Welcome New Hire

Now that you've decided to join the UC San Diego family, find out what you need to do to prepare for your first day of work.

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Congratulations on your new position! We’re excited you’re joining UC San Diego bringing your talent, skills and creativity to our community. Starting a new position is always a time to get familiar with your role, your department and the organization at large. It’s also an important time to learn about and enroll in your benefits, discover additional learning and career advancement opportunities available to you, and the things that make UC San Diego special.

Before You Arrive

You will want to take the following steps in this order:

Step 1:  Activate your e-mail account. Once activated, you can check your UCSD e-mail through the web using Outlook or Gmail.

Step 2:  Register for access to campus systems through Single Sign-On (SSO).

Step 3: Register for two-step login required to establish an added layer of computing protection for you and the University.


  • Full-time employees new to the UC San Diego may qualify for a 15-day complimentary parking pass. You must establish your single sign on account to obtain the complimentary 15-day pass.
    Follow these instructions to obtain and print your complimentary pass (PDF).

    Anyone with a prior record established in the payroll system (i.e. in PPS and received a paycheck from UCSD), including Students, Rehires or TES employees being hired into full-time positions, unfortunately, are not eligible.

  • Explore the Birch Aquarium at Scripps or the Stuart Art Collection located all over campus. Enjoy a virtual tour or book your own campus tour.

  • Register to attend a campus new employee orientation session.
  • Register to attend a benefits orientation session.

Additional benefits of your Triton community

Pay dates and leave accruals

Eating, shopping, and getting around campus


  • Meet the UC San Diego Senior Leaders
  • UC San Diego strives to create an atmosphere of fairness and social equity. In 1998 the Principles of Community were incorporated into its fundamental operating principles.
  • Register to get notifications about campus emergencies, closures, etc. through Triton Alert.
  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is a confidential service designed to help all employees and members of their immediate household resolve concerns that may be affecting personal well-being or job performance.
  • UC San Diego staff associations serve as ways to network with other employees, and membership is open to all employees.

New to San Diego?

New employee resources and training

Questions? Contact your department HR representative.