Do I need ISS Approval to work On-Campus?
No however, you need to work with Human Resources, as they have required documents for student workers.
Yes. To learn about how to get ISS approval, read below.
When can I start working On-Campus?
You can begin immediately upon enrolling at SCU.
What is the process?
F-1s does not require aro/ro approval. Students establish their eligibility to work by providing the Payroll Office at SCU's Human Resources department with the necessary required documents. Please check with Human Resources at 408-554-4392 for information on what documents are required.
Employment is "incident to status," and although it requires RO/ARO approval (for J-1 students only), it does not require USCIS approval.
On-campus work requires RO/ARO approval. Students need to submit the J-1 On-Campus Employment form. Please allow 2-3 days for processing by ISS. Students then take this form and other required documents to establish their eligibility to work to the Payroll Office at SCU's Human Resources department. Please check with Human Resources at 408-554-4392 for information on what other documents are required.
Where can I search for on-campus jobs?
To begin the on-campus job search process, please click here for comprehensive information on the process in its entirety.
General Guidelines and Limitations:
What is on-campus employment?
On-campus employment refers to jobs at Santa Clara University. It includes work done as a teaching or research assistant as well as jobs in the school library, Adobe Lodge, IT department, and administrative offices.
How many hours per week can I work?
On campus employment is limited to 19 hours per week when class is in session.
During breaks, students are able to work up to 40 hours per week.
Why am I limited to 19 hours a week on campus, but 20 hours a week for CPT?
The 20 hours per week limit is determined by the U.S. government but individual companies and organizations can determine their own limits, so long as they are less than the government’s. SCU, an academic organization, does not allow its students to work more than 19 hours per week.
But, I want to work more hours!
You can, just not when class is in session.
Can I engage in on-campus employment while I wait for my OPT or Academic training?
No, you may not engage in on-campus employment during the 60-day grace period (for F-1 students) and 30-day grace period (for J-1 students) or after unless it has been authorized.
I’ve submitted, what happens next?
Please allow 2-3 days for processing by ISS. You’ll receive an email, when everything is ready.
When it’s all ready, take this form and other required documents to the SCU Human Resources department.
What documents are required by Human Resources?
Please visit their site or contact their office.
Is my job an SCU on-campus job or a different type of job?
SCU On-campus employment includes work done as a teaching or research assistant as well as jobs in the school library, Adobe Lodge, IT department, and administrative offices.
What if I have multiple jobs on-campus at SCU, can I work 19 hours per job per week?
All on-campus work is treated the same for the 19 hour per week limit. For example, you could work as a teaching assistant for 5 hours, and for the Adobe Lodge for 14 hours weekly. However, you cannot work 19 hours as a TA and 19 hours for the Adobe Lodge weekly.
If I’m Concurrently Enrolled in another institution, can I work on campus?
You may work only on the campus of the institution that issued your I-20 or DS-2019.
Can I work On-Campus after graduation?
You may not engage in on-campus employment during the 60-day grace period (for F-1 students) and 30-day grace period (for J-1 students) following the completion of a course of study or thereafter, except for employment authorized for OPT (F-1) or for Academic Training (J-1).
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