New Employees


Welcome to Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), and congratulations on your new position! This webpage is designed to make your transition to HSDM as smooth as possible. There is a wealth of information and resources on this page, so take your time in familiarizing yourself with it. If you have questions before or after your start date, that are not answered here, call the main number for Human Resources at 617-432-5913, or email us.

Before your first day:

  •  Complete your new hire paperwork
  •  Plan your commute
  •  Learn about the area
  •  Get ready for New Employee Orientation
  •  Talk with your manager about your first week
  •  Find out when you should receive your first paycheck

Within your first week

  •  Attend Harvard University New Employee Orientation
  •  Sign up for your Harvard ID card
  •  Setup your eCommons account
  •  Set up your computer with your email account
  •  Get your Harvard Key
  •  Complete your annual training (HIPAA, OSHA, Workplace Civility, etc.)
  •  Sign up for your T pass or parking
  •  Learn how to use PeopleSoft for reporting your time and absences
  •  Meet with your manager

Within your first month

  •  Attend Harvard Longwood Campus (HLC) New Employee Orientation
  •  Sign up for your benefits
  •  Determine your training needs
  •  Find out what systems you may need access to
  •  Explore Harvard's Intranets

Within your first 2 months

  •  Talk to your supervisor about how you are doing