On-Campus Employment

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