The Cardinal at Work Welcome Center is your go to resource as you get started at Stanford.
Learn about the things you need to do prior to your start date and what you can expect on your first day of work and beyond. Explore links to helpful websites and resources, and find out about the valuable perks and rewards available to you because of your affiliation with this world-class university.
“Stanford has a culture of uncompromising excellence, while at the same time it offers a work environment that is healthy, friendly and supportive."
- Cindy Wilkinson, Director of Operations for the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, who joined Stanford in 2011.
Before you arrive
Before you start, there are some steps we’d like you to complete to ensure your first day is smooth.
On your first day, you will attend a new staff orientation at the Cardinal at Work Welcome Center. You will hear about Stanford's rich history and culture, learn about benefits offerings, complete required training and paperwork, get all your questions answered, and more.