What to Expect

Massachusetts General Hospital’s orientation for new employees is held over one and a half days. It is required that all employees attend both orientation Day 1 and Day 2 in order to be in compliance with hospital policy. The orientation facilitator will greet you and direct you to the orientation room upon arrival.

Day 1

Benefits-eligible employees (all employees working 20 hours or more per week): 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Non-benefits eligible employees (per-diem employees, co-op students, and employees working less than 20 hours per week): 8:00 am to 1:45 pm.

Day 2

All employees: 8:30 am to 11:15 am with optional computer lab: 11:15 am to 12:15 pm for employees needing assistance with PeopleSoft and/or enrolling in benefits.

View the MGH New Employee Orientation Agenda (PDF)

Other Important Information

Photos for your MGH ID badge will be taken on your first day of orientation. Please be prepared for your picture to be taken. ID badges will be distributed at the end of orientation on Day 2.

Benefits-eligible employees: your benefits options will be discussed in the afternoon portion of orientation on Day 1. You will elect your benefits in PeopleSoft.

A continental breakfast is provided on both days. Please email MGH Training to advise of any severe food allergies.

Lunch is not provided (view nearby lunch spots within walking distance of 125 Nashua Street). 

Note: A microwave is available at the 125 Nashua Street Café for those that bring their own lunch. A refrigerator is not available.

Dress Code

Dress code for orientation is business casual — no jeans.

A Special Note for Employees with Disabilities

MGH wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you are in need of auxiliary aids or services, please contact Mary Anne MacKenzie at mamackenzie@partners.org.

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In case of inclement weather, contact the Training and Workforce Development Office at 617-726-2230 and/or the MGH Emergency and Severe Weather Line at 866-798-8402 for any special instructions regarding your orientation date(s). If you contact these numbers and there are no special instructions, orientation will be taking place as scheduled.