New Hire Postdocs & Onboarding

Note: The CWRU Postdoctoral Association is here to assist any new postdocs; whether you're looking for recommendations on a place to live, transitioning to Cleveland/CWRU, making a new friend, or finding a good place to get pizza. Email or any of the individual members

Postdoc Checklist

Postdoc Checklist - Please download the Postdoc Checklist to ensure that you have completed and submitted all necessary forms and completed required items. Some of the to-do list items for new postdocs include the following:

CWRU Map of Campus

A map of the CWRU campus can be found here. The main Case Quad is located between Adelbert Road and Martin Luther Kind Jr Blvd and is home to Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Human Resources, Postdoc Affairs, and many other administrative offices. The School of Medicine can be found between Cornell and Adelbert. The Law School is between Bellflower and Euclid. The Kelvin Smith Library, the Tink, and Thwing are all resource buildings located between Euclid and Bellflower.

A lot of the food options are going to be located on Euclid Road by Mayfield Road. We suggest taking a walk around the lagoon and visiting the free Cleveland Museum of Art by East Blvd. 

DIY Campus Tour

The Postdoc Office conducts 1-2 tours of the campus per year with the postdoc community.  Some of the stops are laid out on this tour flyer and map. Feel free to walk it yourself and check out all the campus has to offer!

DIY Campus Tour Map and Info

Discover Cleveland

Setting Up Direct Deposit in HCM

Follow the instructions to set up Direct Deposit in HCM. 

Activating your Network ID

Your Network ID must be activated in order to use your email and log in to Single Sign On (SSO).

* Note for international postdocs: You may have activated your Network ID, but you will not have access to HCM until you have submitted your SSN to Human Resources. 

  • Activating your Network ID
    • Click 'start activating your network ID'
    • Your PIN is your 7-digit Employee ID number located at the top of your offer letter
    • Your network ID is your abc123
    • Create a passphrase fitting the requirements

Office of Visa & Immigration Services & Advisors (VISA)

The Visa & Immigration Services & Advisors (VISA) is the university's liaison with the federal agencies that are concerned with visa-related matters. The Office of Immigration and Human Resource Services facilitates immigrant/permanent resident status, is responsible for employment eligibility verification (I-9), W-4 tax status confirmation, and determines whether or not to file tax treaty exemption forms with the Internal Revenue Service.

University-Wide Policies and Expectations

From compensation to not smoking on campus to non retaliation, review some of the university-wide policies affecting everyone on campus. You can also find the policies governed by individual offices such as the Office of Equity, General Counsel, Public Safety, and other CWRU offices. Postdocs are expected to follow these CWRU policies.

Externally Funded Postdoctorates

If you are externally funded, please download the EXT Postdoc Checklist to ensure that you have completed all necessary forms, and have gathered all import information.