Your First Day

Your First Day


Welcome to Teachers College. The first few days of work can seem overwhelming. You may only know the people you interviewed with, and you’re stepping into a new team with it's own unique dynamics and culture. The campus is sprawled across several buildings whose floors intersect, and if you can’t decide on where to grab a bite to eat, our Grace Dodge Dining Hall is a great option!

As you begin to navigate your way around TC and your new role, we would like to point out a few important steps that are necessary to complete your onboarding, and to assist you in navigating your first day as a TC Employee.

Review the COVID-19 Temporary Onboarding Process for New Hires

If you have not already, complete Section 1 of the I-9 Form online, through an email sent by our I-9 system, Tracker. You must also present your employment authorization documents in person in the HR office to complete Section 2 of the I-9 Form within three days of employment.

Your Teachers College Identification Card is required for campus access. The University ID Card is your passport to Teachers College and Columbia University. To obtain your TC ID card, please visit the Office of Card Services website or contact them at 212-678-3098. The Office is located in Whittier Hall Suite 1B.

The TC ID provides faculty and staff of Teachers College and affiliated institutions with access and borrowing privileges at Teachers College Gottesman Libraries and Columbia University Libraries, as well as access to Columbia University's free shuttle buses.

There is a $20 fee for a replacement card to be issued.

  • Work with your manager and/or TCIT to ensure you have the necessary access.
  • Activate your UNI (user identity) and password, if you have not already.
  • Review access procedures and security best practice.
  1. DUO Multifactor Authentication
    • Before you can access your personal information online on myTC, such as your W-4 Tax Withholdings, Direct Deposit Allocations and Your Home Address and Telephone Number, you must be registered with the TC DUO Account. To set up your DUO Account, visit the TCIT help desk located at Grace Dodge Hall Room 70. You may also follow the instructions on the TCIT website.
  2. Verify Your Home, W-2 and Permanent Addresses on myTC.
  3. Setup Your W-4 Tax Withholding Allocations on myTC.
  4. Setup Direct Deposit on myTC.
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