Welcome to the Student Employment Office!

  • We are the comprehensive resource for all matters related to student employment at Boston University, whether you are a student, supervisor, payroll coordinator or off-campus employer.  

    • Students choosing to work at Boston University are required to complete a Form I-9 at the beginning of their employment. Students must complete the Form I-9 prior to or on the first day of their employment.  No student employee should be allowed to commence working until the I-9 has been completed.  bu.edu/seo/students/paperwork .
    • NEW: Effective May 16, 2016, the automatic longevity pay increase for student employees is suspended until further notice. This suspension is due to the unusual multi-year increases to the Massachusetts minimum wage.
    • Students who work at Boston University are not permitted to work during scheduled class time. http://www.bu.edu/seo/students/on-the-job/schedule/ .
    • Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts increased to $10.00 per hour. Please consult the Job Classification Guide for more information.
    • The University complies with all state and federal discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. The Boston University Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Policy is intended to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment.
    • All students accessing salary statements and/or signing up for direct deposit will automatically be enrolled in Duo Security, a high security login process. Check out the process for signing up for Direct Deposit!
    • Effective July 1, 2015, some Boston University student employees are now entitled to earn paid sick time. Procedures and accrual information may be found here.

    • NEW: Supervisors and Payroll Coordinators should utilize the Student Employment Business link functions, especially Student Employee Information and Student Employees Mail Code or Unit/Dept on a regular basis.  These functions should be used to verify that students have been correctly hired and are being accurately paid for hours worked.
    • Student employees who have never worked at Boston University before are required to complete a Form I-9 prior to their first day of employment. Supervisors may not allow a student to work if the student has not completed an I-9.  No student employee should commence working until the I-9 has been completed.
    • All I-9s completed in your department must be hand delivered to the Student Employment Office upon completion. Copies should not be retained by the department and supporting documentation should not accompany the I-9.  More important information about completing and submitting Form I-9 may be found here.
    • NEW: Effective May 16, 2016, the automatic longevity pay increase for student employees is suspended until further notice. This suspension is due to the unusual multi-year increases to the Massachusetts minimum wage.  http://www.bu.edu/seo/supervisors/supervising/pay-increase/ .
    • Effective January 1, 2016 the minimum wage for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts increased to $10.00 per hour. Consult the Student Employment Job Classification Guide for information regarding this minimum wage increase.
    • Students may not work during scheduled class time. It is the supervisor’s responsibility to confirm with students that their work schedules do not conflict with their class schedules.
    • Effective July 1, 2015, some Boston University student employees are now entitled to earn paid sick time.  Procedures and accrual information are available for supervisors and payroll coordinators.

Boston University uses The Work Number® to provide automated employment and income verification for student employees. The Work Number provides immediate access to information that is convenient, accurate and secure: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  This service is available to those student employees who currently have a social security number on file.  The Boston University employer number for Student Employment records in 17310.  Click here for more information on employment verification requests.