Fall 2020 Student Employment

September 13, 2020, Update:

In-person I-9 Verification has been suspended.  Please contact hrinfo@uwlax.edu to conduct a virtual employment verification. 

  • Student employees cannot begin work until directed to do so by Human Resources. 
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Finding a job on campus

There are two types of on-campus employment opportunities available to UW-La Crosse students, work-study and student help. More information about these job types and finding an on-campus job can be found in the Financial Aid office student employment brochure.

Important information for student employees

After being hired as student help in a UWL department, students must complete new employee paperwork before beginning work.

Student employees will need to provide appropriate original identification for form I-9before starting work. Examples of acceptable documentation include passport, photo ID AND social security card, or photo ID AND birth certificate (photo copies not accepted -- see full list on last page of form I-9)

On-campus jobs not on UW-La Crosse payroll

Students working for Dining Services or the UWL bookstore are not paid as student help on UW-La Crosse's payroll system. Please use their websites for human resources office contact information.

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To be eligible for employment at UWL, a student must:

  1. be enrolled at UWL at least half-time (6 undergraduate credits; 4.5 graduate credits) during the academic year.
  2. be at least 18 years of age. Individuals 17 or younger must have a work permit on file with Human Resources.
  3. be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States. International students must have an unexpired "F" or "J" visa and are eligible only for on-campus UWL funded (Non Work-Study) employment.
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Federal Work-Study is a need-based aid program, funded by the government, that is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need. This program is available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Questions about Work-Study should be directed to Financial Aid.

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UWL uses an onboarding system which allows employees to easily complete most of their new hire paperwork online. Employees will still be responsible for providing I-9 identity verification documents. Onboarding and I-9 verification must be submitted and received by HR at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of employment to ensure timely processing.

Access online onboarding

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Students are paid on the biweekly payroll every other Thursday. See the payroll calendars for more information.

My UW Portal help guides expanding section

Use the following guides to help use the My UW portal:

Direct deposit expanding section

All employees are required to participate in direct deposit. To update your direct deposit account(s), submit a new direct deposit form at least 10 days prior to pay day.