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  • Obtain Your LIN/PIN You will be issued a Lehigh identification number (LIN) and personal identification number (PIN) which you may need to pick up at the Fairchild-Martindale Computing Center (Room 394) on your first day. Bring a picture ID to obtain your LIN/PIN letter, which arrives in a sealed envelope.

  • Obtain Your Lehigh ID card - You'll need to have your LIN and a form of ID. Be sure to check out the perks your Lehigh ID card grants you.

  • Obtain Your Parking Permit - A parking permit is required to park on campus. You will need to fill out a Motor Vehicle Registration form and an Election/Payroll Deduction Authorization form in order to receive your permit. 

  • Set Up Your Voice Mail 

  • Set Up Your Email Account




  • Tour your Department and Meet Other Department Staff - Sometimes the hardest part of the first week in a new job is just remembering everyone's names. Try to schedule time to walk around and be introduced to colleagues beyond your direct co-workers.

  • Become Familiar With the Campus - Use your lunch breaks to take walks around campus and then take this Buzzfeed Quiz to see how much you learn.

  • Like Work/Life Lehigh on Facebook or follow Work/Life Lehigh on Twitter (or both!) - You'll get daily info on all things Lehigh, from benefits to employee discounts to upcoming events on campus.

  • Meet with Your Supervisor - This should be an ongoing activity during your onboarding period. Topics you may want to discuss:

    • Department organization and protocols
    • Job duties and responsibilities
    • Performance expectations
    • 180-day provisional period
    • Work schedule, breaks, and time off policies
    • Compensation and pay policies
    • Work environment safety
  • Complete Online Compliance TrainingRefer to the compliance training email you received for information. 

  • Review Lehigh University Policies – The Lehigh University policies are included in the manual that is handed out at Benefits Orientation. You can also review these policies online.

  • Ask Questions; Discuss Concerns - Don’t hesitate to ask questions or raise any concerns you may have during your first week. Now is the time to seek clarification.


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