Welcome to Davidson! We are excited to welcome you to the Davidson College community. 

As you start your new role, you will familiarize yourself with your job duties and responsibilities, and you will meet the extraordinary members of our community, starting with your coworkers. We hope you will use your starting months in your role to familiarize yourself with the wide range of benefits and perks the college offers.

A full list of onboarding tasks can be found in your onboarding portal. Details about the onboarding portal will be emailed to you.

New Employee Checklist

Before Your First Day

1. Review Benefits

Review Davidson's benefits to assist with your benefit selection.

Review Benefits

2. Find Location & Parking

Contact your manager in order to find out where you should report on your first day. 

Maps & Directions

3. Claim Your Account

Look for an account claim email sent to your personal email address on file 72 hours before your start date. Follow the instructions in this email to set up your Davidson and Duo multi-factor authentication accounts. 

Account Claim Instructions

On Your First Day

1. Paperwork

Consult with your new manager and/or HR to see what paperwork you will need to bring on your first day and stop by HR to complete all necessary forms.

2. Register for New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation creates an opportunity for connection and shares important information with new members of the Davidson community.

3. Obtain a CatCard

At Davidson, a CatCard, issue by CatCard Services on your first day, is your key to entering buildings, identifying yourself, purchasing meals, getting discounts, and more.

CatCard Services

4. Set Up Your Technology

If your role on campus will require access to technology, you will stop by Technology & Innovation to get your equipment and discuss your tech needs.

Get Started with Technology


During Your First Month

1. Attend New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation is required for all new employees of the college.

2. Select Your Benefits

Benefit selection takes place via Oracle.

Visit Oracle


New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation is designed to give you important information about Davidson and gives new employees an opportunity to meet one another and discover campus resources. 

New Employee Orientation happens on the third Tuesday of each month from 8:30 – 11 a.m.

If you have questions about New Employee Orientation or have trouble using the registration links, please contact HRTeam@davidson.edu. In some areas, the onboarding process is different, so please check with your manager.