Total Benefits

In-person benefits orientation

Welcome to the University of Washington and congratulations on the new job! As a UW employee, you receive an excellent benefits package that includes an array of health plan options, generous retirement plans, life insurance coverage, and many other benefits.

Learn more and get your questions answered by attending our orientation:

Register: Benefits Orientation

At orientation, you’ll get help choosing plan and coverage options. Get a head start by exploring the Benefits website before orientation.

But don’t delay — you’ve got important benefit decisions ahead and only a short time to make them. Please watch for an email containing information about your benefits package. You must enroll by your deadline or you will be defaulted into certain elections. So register now, and begin taking full advantage of all your benefits here at the UW.

Coming in 2018: Welcome Day, the improved orientation that combines the current Benefits and New Employee Orientations, launches January 8, 2018. Welcome Day registration is open for winter, but employees with upcoming benefits enrollment deadlines should attend the remaining 2017 Benefits Orientations on December 18 or 26.