Finding a Job On-Campus
A student in F-1 status may work up to 20 hours per week on campus while enrolled in a full course of study [12 credits for undergraduates, eight credits for graduate students, three credits for dissertators]. As a full-time student, you do not need permission to work on-campus up to 20 hours per week. You will need to show your employer documents which establish your identification and employment eligibility, as listed on the I-9 form all new employees must complete.
A student in J-1 status enrolled in a full course of study are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week on campus after securing a written program sponsor permission letter. The program sponsor for J-1 student visa holders are listed in item #2 on their DS-2019.
There is no exception to the on-campus 20 hours-per-week ceiling during the major Fall and Spring semesters. On-campus employment may be full time during vacation periods (summer, semester break) for students who have maintained full time status before the vacation, and intend to register for the following semester.
"On-campus" jobs include work in the U.W. student unions, libraries, recreational centers, and in academic and administrative departments.
A great way to find on-campus job opportunities is through UW-Madison‚Äôs Student Job Center website. It has updated postings for on-campus jobs available at the UW.
UW-Madison Student Job Center