When And How Many Hours Can I Work
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.
US Resident Students
During the fall and winter semesters, undergraduate students may not work more than 20 hours per week. Graduate students may work up to 28 hours per week.
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 violate the regulations of their legal status which results in their loss of the right to work in the United States.
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.
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.
Affordable Care Act
Based on the Affordable Care Act regulations, some students may be able to work 40 hours during the Spring/Summer terms. Students must maintain an average of 28.0 hours or less for the year -- which the department may check by looking at the ACA Report by Employee. International Students must stay under the 28.0 hour average for the year AND must be on a University Approved Break in order to work over 20.0 hours per week.