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Welcome to the Academic Health Center!

The Academic Health Center (AHC), founded in 1970, comprises six schools and colleges that train medical and health professionals. It’s also home to centers, institutes, and labs that focus on specific fields of study, and has strong partnerships with University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) and Fairview Health Services and clinics. The AHC is located on University of Minnesota campuses in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Duluth.

Learn more about the Academic Health Center and what makes it unique.

Before you arrive

Familiarize yourself with AHC and a few University resources.

  • Campus maps - Learn how to get around the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses.
  • Employee benefits - Review health plans, learn about tuition benefits and employee discounts. (Ask your new manager what your administrative type is; e.g., civil service or bargaining unit or P&A)
  • Gather identification (e.g., Social Security card or passport) needed for completing form I-9 Employment Eligibility.

After you arrive

Begin by reviewing the First Day, First Week, First Month... site from the University’s Office of Human Resources. We encourage you to schedule your New Employee Orientation as soon as you are able. Download the checklist for new employees from the Office of Human Resources for suggestions on items to discuss with your new department.

Transportation

  • Bus pass: Metropass is discounted for faculty and staff
  • Faculty and Staff Contract Parking - Note: Contract parking for University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview staff is handled through the hospital parking department. Call 612-273-6674 for further information.

Technology

Pay and benefits

Communication

Workspace

IDs and Badges

  • Upon hire, all employees are issued a U Card which can be used at the Libraries, Rec Center, Northrop discounts, and as a general University ID. 
  • U Card ID:  Twin CitiesDuluthRochester

Professional development and personal wellness

Training