UC ANR Orientations


We strongly encourage academics to attend both Administrative and Programmatic Orientation. 

As you embark on your new journey working for UC ANR refer to the New ANR Employee Guide.

Monthly Virtual Zoom Meetings

Register to participate in a concise welcome to ANR! Meet our Leadership team, get to know your colleagues, and learn a bit about ANR and how your role connects to the larger ANR mission.

Who Should Attend: All UC ANR employees (academics, staff and affiliated staff on campuses, counties and RECs) who have not yet participated in a monthly New Employee Welcome meeting.

Learn about

  • Health Benefits
  • Fidelity Retirement
  • Ombuds
  • Staff and Academic Assemblies
  • Employee Resource Groups: LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, LatinX & Friends and more


Administrative Orientation

This event introduces statewide programs and provides an opportunity to learn about administrative units and services and the people who run them. It will provide an overview of ANR structure, vision and mission as well as an opportunity to meet new people, network, and find future collaborators.

Who should attend: All UC ANR Employees (academics, staff and affiliated staff on campuses, counties and RECs) who have not participated in an administrative orientation in the past.

Priority will be given to those hired by ANR within the past year.

Programmatic Orientation and re-Connecting

Goal of this orientation is to provide ANR academics with the foundation to build on for success, where success is positively impacting the lives of all Californians.

This event is designed to help academics jump start their programs by focusing on program design and showcasing successful projects of other ANR academics.

Who should attend: Open to all early career academics hired within the last 3 years.

  • Cooperative Extension Advisors & Specialists
  • Academic Coordinators & Administrators
  • Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty