New Employee Onboarding

New Employee Orientation and Onboarding

Welcome to Appalachian State University!

The Office of Human Resources provides a comprehensive New Employee Orientation and Onboarding course in AsULearn, the University’s online learning management system. As required training for all new, full-time SHRA, EPS (Formerly EHRA) Non-Faculty, and temporary employees, the course may be completed during regularly scheduled work hours. It is designed to introduce new employees to the 4 Cs at App State:

  1. Culture – Campus-wide expectations, customs, rituals and values. In other words, our “personality” and what it’s like to work here.
  2. Clarification – Job training, departmental onboarding and setting individual goals and performance expectations with your manager using monthly checklists.
  3. Connection – Developing professional relationships, networking, exploring the campus and getting involved in the community.
  4. Compliance – The laws, rules, policies and values all Mountaineers must know and apply on the job.

"Overall, this has been one of the most efficient and productive orientations I have been a part of. My official title is "Empowering Teacher Learning Navigator". The role is specifically geared toward a shift in professional development from traditional "sit and listen" methods to Self Directed Learning. I feel like you all have nailed it on the head! You gave us enough information in a relatively short period of time for us to then continue learning on our own, with accountability built in.

The community engagement piece is one of the most beneficial pieces of the puzzle for me. You have added incentive to exploring departments that will be beneficial to us as employees." (New Employee, September 2023)

Getting Started At App State!

We are honored that you have decided to join the App State community. Our University is a great place to work, and we strive to create a workplace environment that values integrity, diversity, and balance. We have included a step-by-step guide to aid with your transition so that you will know what to expect as you onboard to App State.

Step 1: New Employee Paperwork

  1. Login to the PeopleAdmin Module
  2. Use your email address as your username and the temporary password sent to you from Human Resources with the subject line "Employment Forms- Appalachian State University".  You will then be prompted to create a new password.  
  3. Create a new password (be sure to retain this information for future use)
  4. Complete all tasks (forms) in the Needs Attention tab
  5.  Review, sign, and approve all forms (see example below)
  6. ID Verification Requirement:   Visit the Office of Human Resources to present acceptable forms of identification to an HR representative by your first day of employment

Step 2: New Employee Orientation (NEO)

  1. Talk with your new manager to determine the most appropriate orientation and onboarding program.
  2. Monitor your email (the address you used to apply for your position) for a New Employee Orientation Invitation
  3. Attend orientation where you will:
    1. Learn about the topics covered in orientation
    2. Get your AppCard photo ID
    3. Register for Parking

Step 3: 90-Day Online Onboarding Course

  1. Monitor your email account for instructions on how to access the Onboarding Course 
  2. Complete all activities and trainings in the course - topics covered in the onboarding course
  3. Upon completion of the 90-day onboarding period, you will be encouraged to complete a feedback survey as your responses will help us improve the onboarding experience for future new employees.



All new hires must complete their I-9 before or within the first three days of employment. If your I-9 verification is not completed within the first three days, you can't report to work until the requirement is met. This will be completed through Equifax's I9 anywhere, where you will have the option to complete this virtually (via video call) or with an authorized agent (face to face) at a location near you. 


New Employee Orientation Dates


New employees should monitor their email for information and instructions on how to access the online New Employee Orientation and Onboarding course on their first day of work as listed below.  




Monday6/3/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm230 Leon Levine Health Sciences
Monday6/17/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm230 Leon Levine Health Sciences
Monday7/1/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm230 Leon Levine Health Sciences
Monday7/15/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm230 Leon Levine Health Sciences
Monday7/29/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm137-A Plemmons Student Union
Monday8/05/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm420 Parkway Ballroom (PSU)
Monday8/19/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm169 Three Top Mountain (PSU)
Monday9/09/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm137-A Plemmons Student Union
Monday9/23/2024 9:00am - 12:00pmTBD
Monday10/7/2024 9:00am - 12:00pmTBD
Monday10/21/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm169 Three Top Mountain (PSU)
Monday11/4/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm137-A Plemmons Student Union
Monday11/18/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm137-A Plemmons Student Union
Monday12/2/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm137-A Plemmons Student Union
Monday12/16/2024 9:00am - 12:00pm137-A Plemmons Student Union

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or 828-262-3187.