Working on Campus

Work on campus includes working as a coach in the learning center or as a PLTL leader, research or graduate assistant as well as jobs in the college's offices such as the library, dining facilities, and administration offices.


  • You must be maintaining your F-1 Status.
  • You must be employed by an employer located on-campus and in job that meets the requirements listed above.
  • The work takes place before completing your degree. F-1 students are not permitted to work on-campus after their degree conferral date.
  • You cannot exceed the number of hours you are permitted to work (see Work Limitations below)
  • International students are not eligible for work-study jobs. The work-study program is for domestic students only. 
  • Part-time Canadian Border Commuters are not eligible to work on-campus. 

Work Limitations

  • Fall/Spring Semesters: Part-time (20 hours per week or less)
  • Summer/Winter Breaks: Full-time (20 hours per week or more)

Obtaining a Social Security Card

Any student who will work in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number. The employer must use the SSN to report wages and taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). F-1 students are eligible to apply for an SSN after they have received an offer of employment that meets SSA standards. Please see the tabs below to learn more about obtaining a social security card.

NOTE: In order to receive a social security card you must be hired on campus first.

Below is a list of everything you need to bring with you to the social security office and what to expect.

Important Information For AFTER You Receive Your Card

As stated above, it can take 4+ weeks for your card to come in; be patient!

This is an extremely important piece of paper. You should not give your card number out to anyone but Daemen's Employee Engagement Office. Please read more about social security theft here.

Most U.S. citizens memorize their card number so they do not have to bring it out. It should be kept in a safe place; NOT your wallet.

If you lose your card, you can order a replacement, but you can only do this 10 times so it is important to be careful with.