This checklist is designed to assist with the orientation process. Onboarding is a long-term process that should begin before an employee’s start date and continues for at least six months. This checklist is organized chronologically and is intended to help prepare for the arrival of the new employee. Once an employee begins employment, she/he shall work with the hiring manager and an assigned mentor* to complete the checklist. The hiring manager may add additional activities that are relevant to the new employee’s area. Those hired internally may omit items that are not applicable. This checklist was designed by the SDSU Faculty and Extension Personnel Professional Development Committee to serve as a resource as new employees transition into the SDSU community.