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When 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. Please confirm with your department to know what shift you should work.

Newly Enrolled Students

Students who are enrolled in the Fall semester can start working the day after the last day of the prior Winter semester's classes. Students who are graduating from high school need to have graduated before they can be hired as a student employee. Students who are not enrolled in Fall, but are enroll in Winter have to wait until the first day of the Winter semester to begin student employment.

Your First Job on Campus

Once you've completed your I-9 at the Student Employment Office (WSC 2024), you can contact your department/supervisor to find out when you are authorized to begin working. A few business days after completing your I-9, you will receive an email letting you know that you are officially hired. Thereafter, you'll gain access to Y-Time (if applicable) and will be prompted to fill out your W-4 and direct deposit form. Please fill out both forms as soon as possible, so that you can get paid on time.

Graduating Students

Graduated students who are US citizens 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. Graduated international students can work until convocation or the last day of finals, whichever occurs last.