New Faculty & Staff

New Faculty & Staff

Welcome to Wellesley College!

Welcome to Wellesley College!  We are so happy you are joining us. Here is a guide for you, the new hire, to be able to follow in order to fully complete your onboarding process.

Here is a quick checklist of to-dos 

At Least Two Weeks Before You Arrive:

  • Sign and return one copy of the signed offer letter
    • For Faculty and Casual Wage Positions: Sign and return one copy of the signed offer letter. Fill out the New Hire Form. The link to this is provided by HR in your offer letter and or personal email address. 
    • For Administrative Staff & Union positions: Please log into Workday with the username and password you created when applying for the position. Review, electronically sign and submit your offer letter. Then complete any outstanding tasks under "Your Tasks". This will initiate the Hire and Background Check process.
  • Look out for an email with directions on how to set up your MyWellesley account (which you need to access the portal, Workday, and Gmail)
  • Complete pre-hire materials through Workday. Log in to Workday through the MyWellesley portal
  • Meet with Human Resource to complete direct deposit form and I-9. Bring with you to the Office of Human Resources the necessary documentation.

Need help with Workday? For any questions about Workday or assistance in the onboarding process, please email Mark Furlow at or Sandra Murga Zuniga at

Your First Days:

During Your First Month:

  • Log into Workday and update your employee information
    • Please be sure to complete you contact info, including work location and office phone extension
  • Attend your scheduled Orientation. If you do not know when you are scheduled to attend, email Cristina DeGaetano at
    • Opportunity to connect with other new employees
    • Explore opportunities/resources available to college employees
    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of benefits offerings through the benefits portion of orientation
  • Sign up for benefits through Workday

During the First Three Months:

  • Review role documentation and job responsibilities
  • Learn about performance expectations from supervisor
  • Gain understanding of divisional, departmental and individual goals
  • Understand short-term goals for the first months of employment
  • Build relationships with office colleagues and other departments
  • Review training and development resources with supervisor

Things to Review And Consider

Have another question about benefits? Visit our benefits webpage or contact

Wellesley College is committed to sustainability and maintaining a green campus. We strongly encourage everyone to visit the Sustainability Office's page and read through their checklist of suggested actions you can do to help out their initiatives.