Information for Students
On-campus jobs include office assistants, event staff, campus patrol, research assistants, catering, lifeguards, and more. Every department relies upon student workers to lend support to the numerous tasks that help make our campus run. Wages vary according to the job.
Many students are awarded work-study funds as part of their financial aid allotment. These funds represent the maximum amount a student may earn from his/her work-study job. Please note that this is money to be earned by the student and not a grant. A limited number of positions may be available for students who are not eligible for work-study. On average, freshmen may work up to eight hours per week, sophomores up to nine hours, juniors and seniors 10 hours.
See our FAQs 2012-13 for detailed information on jobs, earnings, eligibility, timesheets, etc
Student Work Ethics:
Students are an important component of Vassar's labor force. Campus positions are similar to other part time positions and students are expected to follow department guidelines. Students can and should gain knowledge and skills from their work experience at Vassar. Student's Work Ethics.
Documentation required to begin working
Student employees, like any Vassar employee, need to provide the appropriate documentation before they are eligible to begin working on campus. All required forms (I-9 and W-4) are available at the downloadable forms section of this website. Please take note of the identification documents that must be submitted at the time these forms are filed with the college.
Signing up for a campus job
Students may view and register for available jobs on the electronic job board at Ask Banner using their 999# and PIN. During the first 2 weeks of the semester, the job board is accessible to work-study students ONLY. When registering for a job, students have the following options:
1. Select one job for which you are qualified that does not require an interview. You will receive a confirmation email with contact information for your supervisor. It is then your responsibility to follow up with the supervisor regarding your work schedule.
2. Select three interview-required positions. You will receive an email with contact information for each department. It is then your responsibility to follow up promptly with the hiring department to schedule an interview.
Every student who works must complete a time sheet in order to get paid. Students can access their electronic time sheet online through Banner Online.