For F-1 students, on-campus employment is "incident to status." This means that you are allowed to work on campus at any point while you are pursuing your studies and maintaining legal status. Visa regulations limit on-campus employment to 20 hours per week while school is in session, but may increase to full-time during annual school vacations.
Fordham students may seek on-campus jobs at Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester.
If you are an F-1 Student and obtain on-campus employment and you do not have a Social Security Number, you will need to apply for one. To apply for a Social Security Number based on your on-campus employment follow the steps below:
(If you are a J-1 student, or on a different visa status, please contact OIS for further guidance.)
Step 2. OIS will contact you regarding the pickup of a support letter that you must take to the Social Security Office -- Social Security has informed us that letters must contain our original signature, and cannot be scanned copies.
Step 3. Take the original Request Form (signed by your supervisor), the OIS support letter, your passport, I-20, and I-94 to the Social Security Office
NEW - Social Security Administration now allows you to schedule your appointment online in advance! After you have collected your documents, please visit the following site to schedule your appointment: https://www.ssa.gov/number-card
(Please note: In most cases, SSA requires original signatures on your support document -- electronic signatures may not be accepted by SSA)
Finding an SSA Office: You can use this website to locate a Social Security Card Center near you: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp#officeResults
Make sure to input your ZIP code and select "I need Card Services"
Usually, Social Security requires you to apply at the office closest to your local address.
Office of Student Employment
The office of Student Employment coordinates almost all student positions on campus. We recommend that you sign up in the Office of Student Employment if you are interested in working on-campus.
- Rose Hill: Thebaud Hall, 1st Floor
- Lincoln Center: Lowenstein Center Room 203
Note that many student jobs are funded through the federal government’s Work-Study Program, which is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Other locations where you may inquire about on-campus jobs:
- The Modern Language departments (language tutoring)
- Campus Libraries
- The Alumni Office (Lincoln Center, Lowenstein room 306)
- The University Bookstore
- Student Support Services (Tutoring) (Rose Hill: FMH 201, Lincoln Center: Lowenstein 810)
- HEOP (Rose Hill: Freeman Hall 102, Lincoln Center: Lowenstein 803C)
- Academic Advising for Student Athletes (tutoring) (Rose Hill: Keating 111)
- The Ram Van (must have a valid driver’s license) (Rose Hill: McGinley 241)