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Bruin Beginnings

Welcome to Salt Lake Community College! We are excited to begin your onboarding experience.

new employee orientation

During orientation, you’ll learn what drives SLCC by connecting with the college’s mission, vision and values. You’ll discover how to make the most of your benefits and become acquainted with the ways to get involved with the college that fit you best.

People & Workplace Culture and the Onboarding Team invites all new staff employees to monthly in-person Bruin Beginnings: New Employee Orientation. These sessions will be held from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at Taylorsville Redwood campus, TB225D-A.


  • May 22, 2023
  • June 26, 2023
  • July 31, 2023
  • Aug. 28, 2023
  • Sep. 25, 2023
  • Oct. 30, 2023
  • Nov. 27, 2023
  • Dec. 18, 2023
  • Jan. 29, 2024
  • Feb. 26, 2024
  • March 25, 2024
  • April 29, 2024
  • May 20, 2024
  • June 24, 2024

  • Register through MySLCC
  • Home Tab
  • Employee Training Card
  • Register for Training
  • Staff Development
  • “CN01 - New Staff Orientation”

To better meet new employees’ needs, the Onboarding team also offers prerecorded virtual Bruin Beginnings sessions, downloadable presentations and virtual follow-up chats with our Onboarding Specialists. Updated 1/6/2023.

You can watch a 50 minute recording of the most recent session of Bruin Beginnings using the link below.

Watch orientation

Download this PDF presentation to learn about SLCC resources and benefits available to you as a new, rehired, or an employee who changed positions. It’s packed with introductory videos, links and helpful contact information.

Download Orientation Presentation

The Onboarding team will be available to answer any questions you may have and provide the help you need as a new employee after watching an orientation recording.

Book 15-min orientation Follow-Up

New Staff Essentials

The full onboarding process is a year-long journey. Our goal in designing your onboarding path is to help you get involved, engaged and, once your first year is complete, stay connected. We’ll continue to clarify your role, teach you to navigate the college’s resources, connect you with like-minded colleagues and support you as you begin assimilating into our warm, dynamic culture.

Your first task is to register for New Staff Essentials events, workshops and celebrations listed below. Thanks for your commitment to transforming students’ lives, and to our SLCC staff and faculty community!

Offered every August.

Kick off the 2023-2024 academic year by reconnecting with the SLCC community and all it has to offer on Monday, August 21, 2023. Learn about your wealth of employee resources, discover opportunities to get involved with college-wide events to build your SLCC friendships, or get inspired by joining an employee resource group. Why not take advantage of one of the college’s many and varied professional development opportunities? You can even win prizes by visiting tables and stock up on SLCC swag!


Offered every fall and spring.

Working collaboratively is essential in serving the needs of our students. Connecting with SLCC leaders and departments can help you understand the role you play and resources and functions outside your area.

Experience structured networking sessions with SLCC community leaders and Staff Association. Open doors to potential growth opportunities and valuable partnerships by meeting folks who are eager to hear more about you, your ideas and the experience you bring to our community. Join SLCC’s culture of collaboration; we believe we’re better when we work together.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Meet key leaders and your colleagues.
  • Accelerate your SLCC connections and make new friendships.
  • Learn about college resources and opportunities to get involved. 
  • Understand the role you play and resources and functions outside your area.

Dates and Times:

  • March 20, 2024, 1-2 p.m.
  • April 18, 2023, 1-2 p.m.
  • September 20, 2022, 9-10:30 a.m.

Format: Virtual 

Objective: Make meaningful connections and build your SLCC network for future collaborations and growth opportunities.

Registration steps:

  • MySLCC
  • Home Tab
  • Employee Training Card
  • Register for Training
  • Staff Development
  • "CN01 - New Staff Orientation"

Offered every fall and spring.

Here at SLCC, we want to build on who you already are. Invest in learning about the unique strengths you possess and bring to the workplace. Expand the positive impact at work by taking a CliftonStrengths Assessment. Your personalized CliftonStrengths report guides you through your talents and helps you to share with your colleagues what sets you apart. Our focus is on your personal development and your natural talents so you can thrive in the workplace.

You will be emailed an access code for the Strengths Finder Assessment and need to complete it prior to the training.

Learning Outcomes
  • Receive a customized report with your Top 5 Strengths.
  • Discover practical ways to apply your natural talents.
  • Improve teamwork and create stronger relationships by sharing your results with others.
  • Build our strengths-based culture.

Dates and Times: 

  • February 7, 2024, 2-4 p.m.
  • September 21, 2023, 2-4 p.m.
  • March 15, 2023, 1-3 p.m.
  • Friday, October 28, 2022, 9-11 a.m.

Objective: Focus on your personal development and natural talents so you can thrive in your new workplace. 

Registration steps:

  • MySLCC
  • Home Tab
  • Employee Training Card
  • Register for Training
  • Staff Development
  • "CN01 - New Staff Orientation"

Offered every February.

SLCC 360 is a college-wide professional development day with keynotes and breakout sessions facilitated by our SLCC leaders. It’s an opportunity for our SLCC community to reflect on our work and recognize our accomplishments over the last year.

We want to welcome all newly hired employees to SLCC 360 by hosting a First-Time Attendees Session. Grab some breakfast from the Grand foyer and then come join us in the Forum for networking with other new hires from, a special welcome from a member of cabinet, an explanation regarding the purpose of SLCC 360, swag (for new employees only), and the option to sit in reserved seating for the Plenary Session. It's sure to be a great way to start your day!

Date: Friday, February 24, 2023


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration
  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast and networking in Forum
  • 8:30 am - 8:50 am Special welcome from a member of cabinet

You are not required to register for Pre-Plenary session, but make sure you register for the event. The full-day agenda, breakout sessions details and location details can be found on the SLCC 360 web page.