Working On Campus

Employment Eligibility

Unless restricted by certain visa status, all students are eligible for all on campus jobs, regardless of their financial status. International students (non-resident aliens) may not work off campus unless they have applied for and received work authorization from the United States government. (An F-1 visa does not give work authorization.) Off campus work study positions are available only to U.S. citizens on financial aid with a federal work study component.

All students are required to complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and a W-4 federal tax withholding form at the Student Employment Office after they've been offered employment but before they begin working. Some International students will complete an 8233 form through the Tax Office's online program.

The below link provides a list of acceptable documents (mandated by the Department of Homeland Security) necessary to complete the I-9 form.  Please note that the documents you choose to provide must be unexpired and we must see them in their original form; photocopies cannot be accepted. Bring these documents with you when you come to the Student Employment Office to complete this paperwork. Students cannot work or be paid until this paperwork has been completed; you will receive a 'blue card' once you are eligible to work on campus. Blue cards, once issued, are valid until the student graduates.

List of Acceptable Documents for I-9

How to apply for a Job

Jobs will be posted online; use the 'Find A Job' option on the left to narrow your search down by on campus or off campus job opportunities. 

To ensure that priority is given to students who have been awarded Federal Work Study funds or a College Job as part of their financial aid package, in collaboration with Student Financial Services, the following procedure is in place. The week before fall classes begin and during the first two weeks of school, students that were awarded Federal Work Study or College Job as part of their financial aid package will have the opportunity to apply for posted jobs on campus. All other students must wait to begin applying until after the third week.

If you are returning to a job you had previously, or assisting faculty with research, financial aid status is not relevant.

Hour Limitations

All student employees are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week in on campus jobs during the academic year (this includes exam periods). The only exception is when there is a full week when school is not in session. Specifically: February recess, Spring recess, and full weeks of December or summer recess. During these time periods only, students can work up to 40 hours per week.

Check out the 'Frequently Asked Questions'!