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On-Campus Employment Eligibility

Student Eligibility Requirements

As a student employee manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that your student employees meet enrollment requirements to be eligible to work on campus.

Students (U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents) International Students
Enrollment Requirement Half-time Student Status Full-time Student Status
   Undergraduate 6 credit hours 12 credit hours
   Graduate 4 credit hours 8 credit hours
   Law 6 credit hours 12 credit hours
Work Hour Limits Up to 25 hours per week* Up to 20 hours per week*
Please Note: During holiday/school breaks and summer, student employees are eligible to work up to 40 hours based on your department's needs and budget. International students must contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) before working more than 20 hours per week.
2019-2020 Domestic Student Employee Academic Break Calendar
Quarter   Limited to work up to 25 hours per week
Eligible to work up to 40 hours per week
Fall 2019 September 9, 2019 - November 24, 2019
November 25, 2019 -January 5, 2020
Winter 2020 January 6, 2020-March 22, 2020 March 23, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Spring 2020 March 30, 2020-June 14, 2020 June 15, 2020-September 6, 2020 
Summer 2020 June 15, 2020- August 23, 2020 August 24, 2020 - September 6, 2020 
 2019-2020 International Student Employee Academic Break Calendar
 Limited to work up to 20 hours per week Eligible to work up to 40 hours per week
Fall 2019
September 9, 2019 - November 24, 2019 November 25, 2019 -January 5, 2020
Winter 2020
January 6, 2020-March 22, 2020 March 23, 2020 - March 292020
Spring 2020
March 30, 2020-June 14, 2020 June 15, 2020-September 6, 2020*
Summer 2020
June 15, 2020- August 23,2020** August 24, 2020 - September 6, 2020 
*Only if Summer term is a student's annual vacation (i.e. student has NOT taken an alternate annual vacation during either Fall, Winter, or Spring Terms).

** Only if student has an I-20 with a summer term start date or student has taken an alternate annual vacation during wither Fall, Winter, or Spring Term. 

Reminder:Please review the  graduation policy  for more information on your eligibility to work after graduation. 


Ask students for a copy of their schedule at the beginning of each quarter to ensure they are enrolled in the required number of credits. If your student employees drop a class, make sure they are still eligible for work on campus.

International students are eligible to work on campus provided they are enrolled full–time. Students in J–1 visa status, however, must first obtain permission from International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) before beginning work. In addition, international students must:

  • Check with ISS before working more than 20 hours to ensure eligibility. (Students can have more than one job, but the total number of hours worked per week should not exceed 20 hours—this includes hourly and stipend positions—unless given permission from ISS).
  • Obtain a Social Security number during their payroll appointment. In order to obtain a Social Security number, students will be required to provide a letter from their employer. For more information, please visit the ISS informational page or download the checklist for obtaining a Social Security number.