Working on Campus

If you are a Middlebury student interested in obtaining a job on campus this academic year, please read the following message carefully.

To ensure that priority is given to students who have been awarded Federal Work Study funds, 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 receive financial aid will have the opportunity to apply for posted jobs on campus. All other students must wait to begin applying until after the third week. The intention of this is to assist students on work study to obtain a job that best meets their needs.

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.

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.  You will be required to complete a profile through the online system (follow the instructions on the web page) before you can apply to any on campus openings.  You can set your profile up NOW so you will be ready to quickly apply for jobs as they become available.

All students MUST complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form and W-4 Federal Tax Withholding form at the Student Employment Office in order to work (see 'Employment Eligibility' for more details). Once this federally mandated paperwork has been completed the student will receive a 'blue card' indicating that they are eligible to work on campus. Students CANNOT work or be paid until they have received their blue card.

Check out the link on the left for answers to 'Frequently Asked Questions'.

If you have questions regarding your work study award, please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 802.443.5158 or email  If you have questions regarding the job application process, please contact the Student Employment Office at 802.443.5377 or email