Your First Day

Here are some guidelines to help on your first day at San Francisco State. Partner with your manager to identify your initial assignments; the purpose of your work; how it fits into your department or school's overarching mission and goals; and how you can begin making immediate contributions.

  • Meet with Human Resources to complete sign in paperwork.
  • Clarify your first week’s schedule, and confirm required and recommended training with your supervisor.
  • Set up your personal workspace.
  • Ask your manager for an overview of the functional area – its purpose, organizational structure, and goals.
  • Review your position description and expectations. Ask how your job fits in the department, and how your job and department contribute to the department/college and university. 
  • Review hours of work. Ask questions about policies and procedures for overtime, use of vacation and sick time, holidays.

Ask your manager about:

  • Employee key(s) and building access card.
  • Transportation and parking.
  • Department-specific safety and emergency information.
  • Taking a campus tour.
  • How to get additional supplies.
  • Be prepared to meet coworkers on the first day.
  • Introduce yourself to others in the workplace