COVID-19: Essential Information

Working On Campus

Employment Eligibility

Unless restricted by certain visa status, all actively enrolled students are eligible for jobs on campus.  Some may be restricted due to financial aid 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.

Fall 2020 (all students must reside within the United States to work remotely during this time)

Students enrolled in the fall 2020 semester may continue to work until the last scheduled academic day of the fall semester, December 13, 2020

Student employees must stop work on December 13, 2020.

Employment may resume in 2021 based on the criteria below;

JTerm Employment (Requires JTerm Enrollment) (again, all students must reside within the United States to work remotely during this time)

Students enrolled in JTerm may begin working as early as the first day of JTerm, January 19, 2021.  As in the past, students who are not enrolled for JTerm may not work during this time.

Spring 2021 Employment (all students must reside within the United States to work remotely during this time)

Students enrolled for Spring term may begin working no earlier than the first day of spring classes, February 24, 2021.

All students are required to complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form after they've been offered employment but before they begin working.  Students will recieve an electronic I-9 invitation from HireRight, once a Hiring Proposal has been submitted via PeopleAdmin by the supervisor.

Some International students will complete an 8233 form through the Tax Office's online program.

The link below provides a list of acceptable documents (mandated by the Department of Homeland Security) necessary to complete the I-9 form. Students cannot work or be paid until this paperwork has been completed; this only needs to be completed once as a student at Midd.

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. 

Due to the drastic reduction in available positions for the coming Fall semester student employee supervisors may hire only aid recipients for their open positions, this includes rehiring past student workers.  Students who apply to work in Fall 2020 must be awarded Federal Work Study or College Job aid. In addition, the following apply to Fall student employees:

  • All open positions will be posted on PeopleAdmin for application.
  • Students with FWS or College job who wish to return to a previous position must apply via PeopleAdmin.
  • No increases for returning student employees.
  • Student employees must be located within the United States with a focus on remote work when possible.

Required COVID Safety Training for on-site work

COVID-19 Training: Working Safely on Campus – Student Employees: Provides student employees with information as to what to expect and where to get information about working safely on campus during the first phase of the Vermont campus reopening in a 3-part video format.

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.
International Students

Visa restrictions prohibit international students from exceeding 20 hours of work per academic calendar week.

For more information related to work restrictions please visit the ISSS website.

Check out the 'Frequently Asked Questions'!