New Employee Resources

Welcome to the Pack

Resources to help you hit the ground running.

Congratulations — you are now an employee of the University of Nevada, Reno, a nationally-recognized research institution. As part of the hiring process, new employees must participate in an onboarding process that brings them up-to-speed on benefits, compensation and administrative responsibilities. Below are links to information to help ease your transition into employment with the University.

Still trying to find your way around Reno and learn about all the events happening in the area? Check out this list of regional government, recreation, and volunteer resources:

Explore Reno

Benefits Orientation

The first step to take after becoming a part of the Wolf Pack family is to go through the benefits orientation and onboarding process.

Benefits Orientation

NetID and Email

Your NetID allows you to access your email, all single sign-on platforms, and your University computing equipment.

Activate your NetID

Employee Organizations

Join the Staff Employees' Council or Faculty Senate to make friends and keep abreast of issues that affect you.

Staff Employees' Council   Faculty Senate

Relocation Assistance

If you're relocating to the area for your new job, you may be eligible to receive a moving allowance.

Moving Allowance Policy


You will also need to secure a WolfCard (ID card).  The WolfCard is your University ID.  If your building has a card reader access system, or you'd like to join the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center, your WolfCard will be your access key.  Monetary value can be added to your WolfCard which can be used to at campus dining outlets and obtain discounts.

Get Your WolfCard


Workday is the University’s finance, human resources, and payroll system. You will need to access Workday to complete your onboarding as a new hire.  You will also use Workday to request leave, request travel and submit expense reports.  Based on your job functions, you may have business processes to complete on a routine basis within Workday.


Getting Around Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno campus is a big place. Find your way around campus using the interactive campus map. If you plan to commute by car to work, here is information about surface lots and parking garages.

Getting Around Campus   Parking Information

Family Education

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) maintains a web page with resources for early child care, public and private K-12 schools, and higher education institutions.  Visit EDAWN to learn more.

Education Resources in Northern Nevada