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Student Employment

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Winter, spring, and summer break are considered non-enrollment periods. Therefore, academic year jobs are suspended during break, and students are not allowed to work in their regular positions.

There are a limited number of on-campus jobs available during breaks and they are handled differently from regular academic year positions. Priority consideration is given to international students on financial aid and students with high financial need who are able to work full-time (37.5 hours per week) for the duration of the break. Students who meet these criteria will be able to apply for break positions during break registration.

  • Winter Break: Approximately 30 jobs available
  • Spring Break: Approximately 30 jobs available
  • Summer Break: Approximately 70 jobs available

Wages earned during winter, spring, and summer break do not count toward a student’s academic year earnings limit/work-study award. For break registration dates, please visit the Job Registration Calendar. Students who qualify for a break position may be eligible for campus housing. For break housing application deadlines, please contact Residential Life.

Students must also meet certain enrollment requirements in order to be considered eligible for a break position. For more information please visit the Break Jobs section in the Student Employment Handbook. Other Summer Funding opportunities for students can be found on the Summer Funding site.

October break is a break only from the regular meeting of classes and is not considered a period of non-enrollment; students may continue to work in their regular academic jobs during this particular break, and wages are counted towards the academic year earnings limit/work-study award. Please keep in mind that there are various departments on campus that close and do not have students work their academic jobs during this break. Students must speak with their supervisor with regards to work expectations during October break to avoid any confusion.