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For new hires

New faculty and staff should take the following steps upon arrival to VCU’s School of Dentistry:

  1. Get your VCUCard
    The VCUCard is VCU’s official identification card for employees, affiliates and students. Call the VCUCard office at (804) 827-2273 to make sure your ID card has been processed before going to pick it up. See the VCUCard website for office locations and hours. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.).
  2. Obtain your VCU eID
    To ensure you receive a computer logon account by your first work day, you should set up your VCU eID as soon as possible.  Otherwise there will be a delay in your ability to have computer access on your first day of work.  Your eID allows you to use many VCU electronic services and Web applications, including email. Keep in mind that you only need two out of three pieces of information to obtain an eID. Visit the VCU eID Finder to obtain your eID and set your password.
  3. Complete required compliance training
    New hires are required to complete compliance training. All employees are required to complete training on an annual basis.  If you have questions, contact Compliance Officer Shane Castro at

    To complete compliance training:
    1. Sign into Blackboard
    2. Under “My Courses,” find “Dental School OSHA, HIPAA, Information Security, and Medical Emergencies Training.” If you do not see the course listed, please try again within three days of your actual hire date. The department or human resources might be waiting on further information in order to generate your eID, or they are waiting for the Blackboard administrator to enroll you the training.
    3. Email your name and department stating that you have passed the training tests.
  4. Computer basic skills training
    All new employees must also participate in mandatory computer basic skills training.  The new employee will be contacted by a trainer from the Office of Information Technology to schedule the basic skills training session, which covers operation of a Windows computer, VCU email systems, managing a VCU eID account and much more.  The session will help the new employee navigate computer systems used at the school, answer questions and be more productive using computer systems.  Completion is necessary before obtaining School of Dentistry computer accounts. 
  5. Access your VCU email account
    Your email address will be automatically generated. You can check your VCU email from any computer with Internet access by visiting the Apps for VCU website.
  6. Access the myVCU portal and eServices
    The myVCU portal is a one-stop location for many online services at VCU, including eServices. eServices (also called “VCU Self Service”) allows faculty to assign early alert and final grades to students in their classes; allows students to search for classes, check their schedule and register for courses; and allows employees to check their pay stubs, view their cumulative deductions and update personal information on the Web. Access the myVCU portal and log in with your VCU eID and password. Click the “eServices/VCU Self Service” link under the “General Resources” section on the left side.
  7. Set up your dentistry computer accounts
    Depending on your job function, you may be given access to accounts specific to the VCU School of Dentistry, including a individual computer workstation account, an axiUm clinical system account or other computer access. The Office of Information Technology will work with your supervisor in establishing these accounts.
  8. View STARS information
    VCU School of Dentistry and VCU Dental Care are committed to the values of Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Stewardship. We have established a program that recognizes employees who have demonstrated STARS qualities above and beyond normal expectations. Please view the STARS nomination form to learn more about values embedded in our school.
  9. Read the VCU Code of Conduct