Get Onboard!

Day One


Today is all about getting oriented to your new role at UNCW. To get started, follow the action items below to learn more about your department and how you fit into it. 

1. Download your First Five Days Checklist

Download your First Five Days checklist so that you can easily follow along with the tasks. If you have a printer, it may be helpful to print out. However, you can also open it as a PDF and view it on your computer - whatever works for you! 

Download the Checklist

2. Complete New Employee Questionnaire

Work with your supervisor to complete your new employee questionnaire. Developing and maintaining an open line of communication between you and your supervisor is essential to create and sustain a successful working relationship. Click the button below to download a digital copy. 

Download the Questionnaire

3. Set up your Direct Deposit

All Employees are paid through a direct deposit. A voided check or bank account verification document is required as a part of this important process, but do NOT drop off your documents in person or send to payroll through email. Instead, please follow the instructions (linked below) and email payroll if you have any questions.

Instructions Direct Deposit Form Email Payroll

4. Create Email Signature

Set up your Outlook Email Signature. Be sure to follow your department's guidelines for email signatures. Click below for instructions on creating and using a signature in Outlook.

How to Create an Outlook Signature

5. Use the UNCW Online Directory

Calling Someone On Campus

  • Use the UNCW Online Directory to look up campus phone numbers
  • Dial the 5-digit extension from your office phone to complete the call
  • All UNCW phone numbers start with '962' and use the area code '910'

Calling Someone Off Campus

  • Dial 9, then dial the area code and phone number

UNCW Online Directory

6. Read the Policy of the Day: Public Records Policy

UNCW's Public Records Policy states that all records created or received in the course of university business, in whatever format including paper, photographs, recordings, or emails, constitute public records unless an exception applies. Keep this in mind when sending emails from your UNCW account. Click the link below to read the entire policy (2 pages). 

UNCW Public Records Policy

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