On-Campus Employment Regulations for Students in F-1 Status The Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has regulations governing on-campus employment for students in F-1 status.
An F-1 student may work on campus if:
- Valid F-1 status is maintained
- Employment does not exceed 20 hours per week while school is in session NOTE: If a student works for more than one on-campus employer, the total number of hours worked from all jobs cannot exceed 20 hours per week
- The employment does not take a job away from a U.S. resident F-1 students may be employed full time on campus during holidays and vacation periods, provided you intend to register for the next academic semester
The definition of on-campus employment includes:
- Work performed on the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus, including University Hospital, including that required by a scholarship, fellowship or assistantship.
- Work at an off-campus location that is educationally affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.
- Students are urged to check with the International Student Advisor that their employment opportunity is truly on-campus employment, although it is not necessary to obtain the International