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Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost Karen Cook welcome new assistant, associate and full professors across all Stanford Schools in a day-long orientation. The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an opportunity to learn of Stanford's resources, meet new colleagues and enjoy an informal reception at the end of the day with them and their families/significant others. NFO is held once a year. Faculty who join Stanford during the year are invited to the first NFO following their start at the University. Invitations will be sent to new faculty at their Stanford email addresses at the end of July.

New faculty should attend:

1. The academic NFO held every September by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  The 2019 Agenda is available here.

2. Benefits orientation held by University Human Resources. 

3. School-specific orientations. Contact your Faculty Affairs Officer to inquire.

Resources to Get Started at Stanford

New faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to you on the New Faculty website, including:

  • A checklist of to-do items to help you settle in to campus and guide you through your first year.
  • Online new faculty orientation about resources and support available to you at Stanford.

New Faculty Orientation is organized bythe Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.

If you are not a new faculty member and would like to request access to this site, please contact us.

Make sure you are logged-in to this site in order to access all content.  Several sections in the Online Orientation below require SUNet Authentication (Click on the Login link at the top right-hand corner of this screen).

To Do Checklist

View from the oval of the front entrance of Stanford with the Main Quad and Memorial Church in the background (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).
Easy steps to set up and settle quickly at Stanford.

Online Orientation

Two Stanford professors conversing in the arcades of the Main Quad (Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service).
Get started with short clips from key offices, and learn about the ways they can support you as teacher, advisor and researcher. (New Faculty: Login with your SUNet ID).