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When and How Many Hours Can I Work?

student job searching Though many employers offer flexible work hours, obtaining part-time work on campus becomes easier if a student has a favorable class schedule which allows a block of time each day for working. Some of the most common work shifts are:

  • 4 a.m. - 7 a.m.
  • 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • 8 a.m. - 12 noon
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Some departments also offer evening and late night work shifts.

Resident Students

During the fall and winter semesters, undergraduate students may not work more than 20 hours per week unless special exceptions have been granted. Graduate students may work up to 28 hours per week provided the job duties are within the student's field of study. Students who are approved to work with a Last Semester Option (LSO) or Part-Time Option Request (PTO) may not work more than 20 hours per week.

International Students

International students are advised to carefully monitor their weekly work hours in order that they do not exceed 20 hours per week. If International Students work over 20 hours per week, they will be terminated immediately and lose their right to work. Should a student work over 20 hours, please refer them to the Student Employment Office.

Concurrent Jobs

Student employees may work concurrent jobs during Fall and Winter semesters provided their work hours remain under 20 hours per week and permission has been granted by each of the student’s employers (via the Electronic Personnel Action Form). Students may not be employed on more than three accounts at one time.

Holidays and Breaks

During holidays and school breaks, all student employees may work more than 20 hours per week. At the end of each semester, resident students may work full-time beginning the first day of "Reading Days.” International Students may work additional hours starting the day of graduation. English Language Center students may work additional hours after their classes have ended AND they have a new extended work permit.

Graduating Students

Graduated students can work up to two weeks after graduation after which time their position should be opened up for another student employee. During this time period, those students and the departments will be required to pay FICA taxes.

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