On-Campus Employment

All international F-1 students are eligible to work in on-campus immediately after arrival to the U.S.

During the regular fall and spring semesters, F-1 students are limited to 20 hours per week on-campus. During the winter and summer breaks, F-1 students are allowed to work 21-40 hours per week on-campus with permission from their supervisor.

Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits for undergraduates/9 credits for graduates/6 credits for graduate assistants) at the time or employment or the next regular semester if requesting work authorization during the summer or winter breaks.

Students must request an On-Campus Work Authorization from OISS each semester and/or break in order to work on campus.

Students must also have their “Continued Attendance” I-20 (issued after checking in to OISS with an I-94, passport, F-1 visa, local address, and local phone number).

All students working on-campus must also have a Social Security Number (SSN) and can work up to 90 days while they wait for the SSN if their employer allows them to do so. All earnings must be reported to the IRS. Students applying for a SSN must complete the Evidence of On-Campus Employment Letter to apply for the Social Security Number.