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New Employee Welcome N.E.W.

As a new employee Bobcat, you have the opportunity to participate in our New Employee Welcome (NEW) program. Conducted by Human Resources, we provide several ways to help familiarize you with TXST before, during, and after your first day.

Below you'll find more details about each session, including their agendas, and important requirements to keep in mind on your first day through your first month.

new employees on football field

NEW (Online course + Virtual Q&A)


  • What: Online course via Canvas that explains benefits, payroll, our Bobcat culture, and other important information to get you started at TXST. Followed by an optional Zoom Q&A session with Human Resources staff.
  • When: Virtual Q&A first workday of the week.
  • Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Location: Zoom
  • Contact: 512.245.2557 (Select the 'Benefits' option in the phone tree)

NEW (In-person session + Tours)


  • What: In-person session designed to welcome you to TXST, give you a chance to meet various department representatives, and provide you with tours across our main campus, the Meadows Center and our Bobcat Stadium.
  • When: The second Friday of the month.
  • Time8:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.         
  • Location: JCK 1100
  • Contact: 512.245.7899; hr_odc@txstate.edu
  • Resources

    • As a new employee, you can access the Canvas course prior to your start date or plan to complete the course in person on your first day of employment. This online course will cover: 

      • Required paperwork

      • Benefits enrollment 

      • Benefits plan overview 

      • Retirement plan overview 

      • Time and leave information 

      • Payroll and direct deposit information 

      • Many other important details to get started at TXST 

    • Be ready to go on your first day!

    • All new employees are required to access the New Employee Notices website to review information required by law.


New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation is dedicated to our new faculty employee Bobcats joining TXST. Our new faculty members can enjoy an orientation tailored to them to learn about university policies and procedures, benefits, technology resources, campus information, faculty organizations, and more!