On-Campus Employment for F-1 Students

If you are maintaining your full-time student status, you may take:

  • While School is in Session: A part-time job on campus (20 hours or less per week) (fall and spring semesters) as long as it does not interfere with maintaining full-time enrollment.
  • While School is not in Session: A full-time job on campus (up to 40 hours per week) during annual vacations and breaks. 

In order to work on-campus you follow these simple steps:


Find a job on campus.


Obtain an offer of employment.

Students should obtain an offer letter from their employer.

The letter should be signed and appear on the College's letterhead.

The letter should include the following pieces of information:

  • Your Name and Student ID Number
  • Position Name
  • Office Offering the Position
  • Dates of hire
  • Address of office location
  • Hours per week


Make an appointment with the P/DSO in the Office of International Student Services to go through your on-campus employment plans.


Begin working if you already have a Social Security Number or apply for a Social Security Number with your P/DSO.

If you have never worked in the US before, you will need to apply for a Social Security Number with your P/DSO.