Resources for new employees

Welcome to the School of Dentistry

Founded in 1888, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state’s only dental school, and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. As such, we are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education. We educate general dentists and dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research scientists. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry advances health through scientific discovery, innovative education, and the highest-quality care for all communities.

Learn more about the School of Dentistry and its efforts in patient care, education, outreach and research.

Before first day

Familiarize yourself with the School of Dentistry and a few University resources.
  • Read the latest School of Dentistry news.
  • Parking and Transportation
  • Campus maps - Learn how to navigate the Twin Cities campus.
  • Employee benefits - Review health plans, learn about tuition benefits and employee discounts. (Ask your new manager what your administrative type is; e.g., civil service or bargaining unit or P&A)
  • Gather identification (e.g., Social Security card or passport) needed for completing the I-9 and complete you online portion of the I-9.
  • Sign and return your employee offer letter
  • Complete background check (except student employees) and receive clear email from HR representative
  • Receive email regarding School of Dentistry New Employee orientation (if Applicable
  • Complete online I-9 section 1.

First day

  • Attend School of Dentistry New Employee Orientation (if applicable)
  • Bring in identification documents and complete section 1 of online I-9 with HR representative or at new employee orientation
  • Complete online W-2 and Direct Deposit information.

Begin by reviewing the First Day, First Week, First Month... site from the University’s Office of Human Resources. We encourage you to schedule your New Employee Welcome as soon as you are able.

  • Bus/Light Rail pass: Metropass is discounted for faculty and staff
  • Contract parking - Note: Contract parking for University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview staff is handled through the hospital parking department. Call 612-273-6674 for further information.
  • Email/Internet Username & Password:  Your Internet ID, also known as x.500, is used to log into your Email account as well as other University-specific sites, such as MyU, where you can view and manage benefits, time, etc. If you don’t yet have an Internet ID/x.500 you can ask your supervisor, your HR Partner, or you can enter your name in the Search field on the University website.  The internet ID/x.500 is the information before the @ sign of your University Email address Example: Megan Jones name is searched, she comes up as; her email address would be meganj.  To sign in to email or other systems that require an internet ID, you will need to first set up a password. To do this, call One Help (dial 1-HELP from any campus phone or 612-301-4357) and they will set it up for you.  Then when you login for the first time, it will prompt you to change your password.  When you call 1-HELP, they will ask you to confirm personal information like DOB or social security number.
  • Hardware (Computer, Printers, etc.): Work with your supervisor to gain access to the hardware you need to complete your job.  If you have technical issues with the hardware or need a printer set up, please call the Academic Health Center: 6-5100. (Please note: When calling the helpline, please be prepared to provide your name, telephone number, the device number of the computer, and a brief description of the problem or request.)
  • Software: Software support is managed both by the Academic Health Center and Dental IT.  For general software support, such as with Microsoft or Adobe products, call 6-5100.  For dental-specific software issues, like Axium and Mipacs, call Dental IT at 6-3506.
  • Activating your Internet ID (x.500)
  • AHC-IS Helpline: 612-626-5100
  • AHC computer policies and procedures
Pay and benefits Communication Workspace Identification cards
  • Upon hire, all employees are issued a U Card which can be used at the Libraries, Rec Center, Northrop discounts, and as a general University identification card. 
Professional development and personal wellness