Getting Started at UNMC


What to Do On Your First-Day on Campus

If you're new to campus, here are some things you'll need to know on day one. 

New Employee Orientation

New Employee Orientation is hosted by the Human Resources Department at UNMC. While attendance is not mandatory for faculty, new faculty members are welcome to attend. The orientation provides valuable knowledge about resources available at the university. In order to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible, the orientation is available virtually. Click for more information and orientation dates/times.   

Please contact Evelyn Grixby or Brittany Copenhaver if you have any further questions regarding orientation.


Find your way around campus using the interactive campus map.


Business Cards

You can order business cards online through Printing Services.


To park at UNMC, you need to join the parking program. Simply visit UNMC Parking Services to get your parking sticker. Their offices are located in the Student Life Center, Room 2002 (enter through the bookstore). Read the parking handbook.


ID Card

Your UNMC ID card provides access to buildings and secured areas and may be used as an ATM/debit card. To receive your card, bring your driver's license, government-issued ID, military ID or passport with you. 

UNMC Calendar

Academic Calendar

The UNMC academic calendar lists key dates and events for the current academic year such as orientation, first day of classes, ADD/DROP dates, student breaks and holidays, last day of classes, and commencement dates.

Policies & Procedures

Before you start at UNMC, make sure to review and understand the university's policies and procedures:

Online and Electronic Portals

Technology & Online Portals

Here are some technology resources and online portals that UNMC faculty use often.


Canvas is a portal to your courses, announcements, downloads, syllabi, and recordings.



UNMC Help Desk (ITS) is your first stop for all technology-related questions.

Employee Services

eServ allows you to register for events, review personnel information, and move your parking.


Email on Mobile Devices

Stay connected to your e-mail with your personal mobile device. See setup instructions

IRB Online

The Research Support System (RSS) allows you to schedule lab services, see instrument calendars and view invoices.



Firefly is your portal for personnel topics such as vacation, sick time, and other benefits.

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