Is it possible to work more than 20 hours? If so, when?

The policy on Student Work hours for Employment at Boston University applies to all student employees regardless of program, wage funding source, citizenship status or method of payment, who are employed by Boston University. It does not apply to employment outside of Boston University. International students must also adhere to all limitations and requirements relating to on-campus student employment required by their particular immigration status and obtain ISSO work authorization, if required.

Students may work up to 40 hours per week during official University break periods. Below is a list of the break periods and specific dates.. Work hours are based on department need and availability. Students and supervisors must come to an agreement on an appropriate work schedule during these periods. Student should not work more than 40 hours per week.

Break Period Starting date Ending Date
Intersession 12/18/2023 01/14/2024
Spring Break 03/11/2024 03/17/2024
Summer 05/20/2024 08/25/2024

Students may review the full university policy, here.

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