Information for New Faculty
Welcome to DePauw! We’re excited to have you as a colleague.
To help you prepare for the new school year, we've designed this web-page with information about opening week activities, new faculty orientation, and other resources you may find useful. Please mark the events on your calendar, and if you have questions, please contact us in Academic Affairs at 765-658-4359.
Upon your arrival
Office Keys -- Ben Hogan will contact you when your keys are ready for pick-up. Please contact Ben at email@example.com with any questions.
Syllabi Preparation -- As you finalize the syllabi for your courses, please consult the "Tips for Planning Your Course" as well as the Final Exam Schedule for important dates and policies. You may also wish to consult the Faculty Development Teaching Strategies page for helpful information about inclusive pedagogies.
Renting Academic Regalia -- by Saturday, August 7, 2021
August 7 is the deadline for ordering regalia for the August 21, 2021 Opening Convocation of the 2021-2022 academic year (see below for further information). All full-time faculty members are expected to participate in the procession wearing academic regalia. If you need to rent academic regalia for this event, please contact Andrew Bowman, Manager of Eli's Bookstore, either by phone (765-653-0618) or e-mail -- firstname.lastname@example.org. The bookstore is located within walking distance of campus at 6 E. Washington Street, adjacent to the Starbucks in the downtown square. Please note that any orders made after August 7th will include an additional charge for rush shipping.
New Faculty Orientation:
Wednesday, August 4: Pre-recorded New Faculty Orientation sessions available today to introduce you to our Information Services team, including the Library and FITS.
Monday, August 16, 8:15am - 4:15pm: Human Resources and technology orientation for all new faculty and staff. Lunch with chairs/program directors provided.
Our Benefits Guide can be found here. Please review the Guide to get the most out of your benefits session on the afternoon of August 16th.
Tuesday, August 17, 8:30am - 3:30pm: New faculty orientation hosted by Jen Adams, Faculty Development Coordinator and Professor of Communication and Theatre.
Wednesday, August 18, 9:30am - 5:30pm: New faculty orientation hosted by Jen Adams, Faculty Development Coordinator and Professor of Communication and Theatre.
FACULTY STAFF WELCOME CONVOCATION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
To formally gather as a community to mark the start of a new academic year. In addition to welcoming our new colleagues to the university, celebrating the accomplishments of various members of our community and sharing university updates, we will also discuss the strategic planning process. The Convocation will take place in the Kresge Auditorium at the Green Center for the Performing Arts; virtual options available for portions of the program.
NEW STUDENT MOVE-IN AND CONVOCATION: SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021
August 21st is the official move in day for the majority of our new students. New Student Convocation to celebrate and welcome our newest students to DePauw will occur that afternoon. Additional details regarding the Convocation program are forthcoming.
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES -- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021