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Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh!

Starting Strong” is the name of UW Oshkosh’s onboarding program — designed to help you transition smoothly into the campus community you are now a member of! We encourage new employees to reach out to the HR office with questions.

Orientation Opportunities

We encourage all new employees to attend an orientation session. These sessions are offered every other Tuesday. Check out the upcoming events calendar on the HR home page to view the current schedule. You don’t need to register for these sessions, just simply show up!

There are two different sessions offered:

  • New Employee Basics – These sessions are open to all new employees, regardless of employment type or classification. Attendees will get an overview of campus and hear about some of the perks of working at UWO! Click here for a copy of the presentation covered in the session.
  • Benefits Orientation– These virtual sessions are open to benefit-eligible employees. Benefit-eligible employees will receive an email from benefits@uwosh.edu with their enrollment deadline and instructions on how to make benefit elections. New employees must make their benefit elections within 30 days, so it’s important to attend a session soon after you start.
Benefit Resources

UWO Benefits & Insurance webpage

Alex – In an effort to make benefits elections less stressful for new employees, the UW System offers ALEX, an online tool for anyone who wants a better understanding of the benefits plans offered at the UW System. Please note that you cannot actually enroll in any benefits plans through ALEX.

UW System – General benefit information for new UW System employees, including summaries and eligibility information

WI Department of Employee Trust Funds – ETF administers retirement, insurance and other benefit programs for state and local government employees, including employees that work at UW System campuses.

Faculty/ Instructional Academic Staff

Each fall, the Provost’s Office coordinates an orientation event for new Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff. For more information about their orientation program, please visit the Academic Affairs website.

Moving to the Area

We realize that some employees not only start a new career at UW Oshkosh, but they also join a new community. If you are relocating to work at one of our campuses, here are some resources you may find useful:

Oshkosh Area:

Fox Cities Area:

Fond du Lac Area:

Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about the housing market in Oshkosh, click here!

Learn more about UWO!

Expand your knowledge on who we are and what we strive to accomplish on a daily basis!

Employee Perks!


Check out the perks of working at UWO

Faculty & Staff Handbook

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Our Faculty and Staff handbook houses policies and procedures. Take a look!

  Phone:  (920) 424-1166

  Fax: (920) 424- 2021

  Email: hroffice@uwosh.edu

Monday - Friday 7:45AM - 4:30PM

  Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901