Dec. 1, 2022


Student employees may work during winter break per the following guidelines:

Winter Break Eligibility
To have student employment status during winter break, the student must be degree seeking and enrolled for the spring semester in at least one credit hour by December 31.

  • If the student is not currently enrolled for the spring semester, then terminate employment on the last day of work (no later than December 31).
    • When enrollment is confirmed, submit an edit job > adjust end date  
  • If the student is graduating or not continuing enrollment, they can remain a student employee through December 31.
    • If needed, process a job change as of January 1 and attach the signed temporary hourly information sheet. For further information visit the Temporary Hourly website.

Winter Break Schedule
Student employees can work a maximum of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week from December 17 - January 16. For graduate assistants, additional jobs should be effective from December 24 - January 8. 

  • This should not impact Affordable Care Act (ACA) eligibility if regular semester work hour rules are followed.
    • Per the ACA, if a student employee works 30 hours per week or an average of 130 hours per month during the measurement period (July 1 - April 30), then medical benefits must be offered.

Please visit the Hiring Student Employees website for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Barrett Clark at