New Employee Orientation (NEO)

Welcome to the University of Virginia Medical Center! As a new employee, you play a critical role in helping achieve the Medical Center’s mission and goals. You have made the right choice to become a part of our organization.

New Employee Orientation (NEO) is your first step towards building a successful career. Depending on your role NEO will take between 1 to 3 days to complete. When you have completed your NEO sessions, you will participate in a specific department based orientation.

NEO General Sessions

NEO begins every other Monday. View the schedule for orientation dates.
Times:       8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Benefits session begins at 3:30 p.m.)
Location:   999 Grove Street, Charlottesville VA, 22908. 434-924-2502

Day 1 Agenda: Print Version

  • Welcome by a member of senior leadership
  • Wayfinding, parking and individual schedule review
  • Orientee obligations - Confidentiality
  • Lunch with the hiring manager or  designee
  • Welcome by the Associate Vice President
  • Mission, RISE values and organizational goals
  • Performance appraisal process
  • Benefits (if applicable)
  • See a sample agenda (PDF)

Days 2 & 3 - Orientation to Patient Care (OPC)

(For employees with direct patient care responsibilities)

Each component of OPC is designed for specific work groups. Attendance and participation in the various components depend on your role. Once you complete your required OPC components, please report to your department/unit managers to begin department orientation.

Nursing Clinical Orientation

RN's, NPs and LPN's (except Residency, Mentorship and Travelers) are required to attend a Nursing Clinical Orientation held several weeks after NEO.  Dates will be distributed on day 1 of NEO.