Congratulations on your new position.

You are in your first days as a New Mexico State University employee. Start your job on the right path by registering for and attending New Employee Orientation. 

Why Orientation?

As a new employee, you must register for benefits within 31 days of your first day of work. That’s why it is critical that you understand your benefits choices within this window.


New Employee Orientation (NEO) is a day-long virtual event. The morning session welcomes you to the NMSU community, introduces helpful offices, and provides essential information for new employees.  The afternoon session lets you get your questions answered about each employee benefit and features dedicated time to finalize your benefits choices and get enrolled. You are encouraged to have all documentation for enrollment purposes, a list of acceptable documents can be found on the Benefits Eligibility page.


New Employee Orientation is designed for regular/term benefits-eligible employees, often known as “staff.” Faculty hires are encouraged to attend. In addition, new faculty members hired in advance of the semester should also attend the Orientation for Faculty New to NMSU offered by the Teaching Academy and Provost’s office each fall. To register for this orientation, email


New Employee Orientations are scheduled bi-monthly.  Your day of orientation is scheduled from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  This should be counted as work time, and you should ask your manager for permission to attend.  One day is a great investment in your career!

How to Register?

To register for New Employee Orientation requires an active Training Central account. Your account is automatically created within 48 hours after your first day of work (it may take longer if the hiring paperwork has not been entered into Banner HR). Once you have an active account, click the registration link below to see the upcoming schedule and register for the next session.