Maximum Weekly Hours Policy

When the University is In Session

According to the policy established by Seattle University, student employees may work no more than twenty hours per week while school is in session.

Periods of Non-Enrollment

During scheduled periods of non-enrollment (winter and spring breaks) students may work up to forty hours per week. During the summer term, students may work forty hours per week provided they're enrolled less than half-time. Undergraduate students enrolled for 6 credits or more and graduate students enrolled for 3 credits or more continue to fall under the twenty-hour-per-week maximum while enrolled in summer term courses.

Half-Time Students

Students who are enrolled less than half-time (five credits or less as undergraduate students; two credits or less as graduate students) during fall, winter and/or spring quarters are considered "temporary employees" rather than "student employees." Students in this category must complete all hire paperwork with the Human Resources Office in the Rianna Building at 718 - 12th Avenue (between Columbia and Cherry). As temporary employees, at their supervisor's discretion, students may work up to forty hours per week.

More Information

Additional on-campus student employment policies and procedures can be found in the Supervisor's Guide for Student Employment.