Working On-Campus

Working on-campus offers many advantages including flexible scheduling, good pay, and often experience related to your major.

  • On-campus employers can hire hourly student employees and/or work-study student employees, depending on the needs of their departments.
  • Undergraduate students must be degree-seeking and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to work in a student job class during the academic year.
  • Graduate students must be degree-seeking and enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to work in a student job class during the academic year. Graduate students are generally limited to working 20 hours a week. More details may be found in the Graduate Student Appointment Manual .
  • In order to work during the summer, student employees must be either enrolled in the summer OR enrolled in both the spring term preceding and the fall term following the summer.
  • Generally, international students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week on campus. For more information, please contact the Office of International Education .
  • Students who take a Leave of Absence  are eligible to work as hourly student employees for up to one year. They must be approved by Student Employment to work in a student job class.
  • Non-degree students and Non-CU students must be approved by Student Employment to work in a student job class.
  • All students employees are limited to working a maximum of 25 hours per week (or 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the fall and spring semesters and to 40 hours per week (or 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the summer. View the Student Hourly Employee Work Hours Policy.