Benefits and Retirement Orientation

Due to rising COVID cases, we are not offering in-person training at this time. Until further notice, we will only be offering Benefits and Retirement Orientation virually via Zoom.

As a new employee, you are encouraged to attend the Benefits and Retirement Orientation within two weeks of your start date. Orientation will provide you with information on LSU, employee benefits, retirement plans and parking permits. Employees eligible for benefits have 30 days from the date of hire (or date of eligibility) to complete enrollment documents and submit them to the Office of Human Resource Management.

The Benefits and Retirement Orientation is held in-person on the first and third Monday of every month; if a Monday falls on a University holiday, Orientation takes place on Tuesday. Orientation takes place at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the 2nd floor. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 12:00 p.m. Free parking is offered the day of Orientation on the 1st and 2nd floors of the attached parking garage on E Campus Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Please bring a picture ID and a pencil/pen with you. A mask or facial covering is required for the duration of Orientation.

You will automatically be registered for Benefits and Retirement Orientation through the Training and Event Registration website once your hire is complete in Workday. Being placed on the waiting list does not ensure a reserved spot in Orientation. Please RSVP your attendance for the in-person event by emailing

Virtual Option

Employees who are unable to attend the Benefits and Retirement Orientation in-person are encouraged to participate virtually. The virtual option will be a live-streamed version of our in-person orientation via Zoom; therefore the times and dates will remain the same. Once you are registered for Benefits and Retirement Orientation, the Training and Event Registration site will automatically send you an email with the Zoom link. If you have additional questions about Benefits and Retirement Orientation, please email

Online New Employee Orientation 

The Office of Human Resource Management is excited to offer an Online New Employee Orientation for newly hired faculty and staff. This orientation is completely self-paced and offers new employees an opportunity to view the Benefits and Retirement information in advance of the in-person session. 

In this training, you will be introduced to many of the resources you will need as a new employee here at LSU. At the conclusion of the Online New Employee Orientation, you will be able to:

  • Recall your employment type
  • Recognize your pay schedule
  • Review forms and new hire documents
  • Review available benefits, and
  • Identify your retirement plans

Remember, the Office of Human Resource Management is always a resource that we encourage you to utilize should you have any questions. We truly value your commitment to this  community, and we look forward to welcoming you at our campus!