Getting Started

Step 1: Complete Postdoctoral and Benefit Information

Login to Workday
Please reference the Workday onboarding email you received to complete your Workday onboarding process. You must complete all tasks including the form I-9, pay elections and benefit elections. You can view a complete list in the Workday onboarding tutorial. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to schedule and meet with HR to confirm your social security number and I-9 documents are accurate to ensure a timely paycheck.

Step 2: Pickup Your WashU ID Badge & Request Access

Danforth Campus: Campus Card Services Office
Women’s Building Suite 002

Your hiring manager or business manager must request card access on your behalf by emailing

Medical Campus: Facilities Integrated Service Center
Mid Campus Center; 1st floor lobby

Your hiring manager or business manager must request card access by submitting a ServiceNow ticket.

Step 3: Get to know Workday and Learn@Work

Complete the Learning at WashU learning program in Workday within your first two weeks. This program is assigned to new hires as of October 13, 2023, and provides an overview of basic Workday functionality and an introduction to Learn@Work, WashU’s primary learning management system.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Visit the Postdoc website for information, such as salary/stipend, policies, annual reviews, and more.

Benefits & Well-Being

Learn about your health, dental, vision and retirement options, including WUCare, exclusive primary care for eligible WashU employees, well-being benefits and programming, and family care resources.

Useful Campus Resources

ID Badges

Danforth Campus

School of Medicine

WashU’s ID Badges are used for identification, building access, dining and more, including Bear Bucks, WashU’s cashless payment system.

WashU IT


Contact IT Support

WashU Information Technology can help with computer and email assistance, telecommuting and more.

WashU News & Culture


A website for news and stories about research, scholarship and creativity at Washington University.

HR Announcements & Newsletter

WashU employee news to help you thrive personally and professionally.

Sustainability at WashU

WashU is invested in significantly reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices on our campuses and beyond.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

WashU is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive and nurturing of people from all backgrounds.