Welcome to the Herd

Congratulations on your new career at Marshall! Our HR Office is here to guide you through your employment process. To help prepare you for your upcoming New Employee On-boarding, benefits sessions, an other processes, we have composed resources. These resources include New Employee On-boarding information for you and your Manager, benefits guides, and others.


Begin your On-boarding Process and Research your Benefits Options


Essential Pre-Employment Information and Benefits 

New Employee On-boarding 

Our on-boarding process at MU is to welcome and support you during your transition to a new position at Marshall. We have generated instructional guides for you and your manager/supervisor. Part of this process needs to be completed before your first day.


  • We offer a variety of benefits to employees according to employment type such as health and life insurance, retirement, dental, vision, disability, savings, education, etc. See benefits

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 About the ComMUnity 

At Marshall University, we change lives and inspire extraordinary futures. Now that you are a new Son or Daughter of Marshall, come learn more.

Our Campuses

Marshall University has a strong presence as a regional university serving the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. It also serves communities throughout the rest of the United States and internationally. Come on a tour !

The Cities that Surround Us

Numerous cities surround Marshall University giving you multiple options to visit or live. That are located in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Each offer a little something different. The cities are:


  • Huntington, WV
  • Barboursville, WV
  • Ashland, KY
  • Poctorville, OH
  • Chesapeake, OH
  • Ironton, OH

Area School Information

For new employees with families, it is important to know the options of local school systems. Below, we have listed area schools to help in your search. These schools are located in the three surrounding states, WV, KY, and OH.