Student Employment

Student Employment

St. Olaf employs nearly 2,000 eligible students each year through the student employment program. These experiences provide students with the opportunity to gain professional skills and build relationships while earning money toward their higher education expenses. 

Top 10 On-Campus Employers

1. Residence Halls 2. Center for Advising & Academic Support 3. Campus Recreation 4. General Co-Ed Athletics 5. The Lions Pause 6. Bon Appetit- Cafeteria + Cage 7. Admissions Office 8. STO Orientation (SOAR) 9. Biology Department 10. MSCS (Math, Stats & Comp Sci)

Important Dates to Remember

Employment Terms:
AY: Sept 8, 2022 – May 23, 2023
Fall: Sept 8, 2022 – Dec 13, 2022
Interim: Jan 3, 2023 – Jan 28, 2023
Spring: Feb 6, 2023 – May 16, 2023
Summer Employment:
May 24, 2023 – Sep 6, 2023
First Year
Paperwork Access:
Student Employment Job Fair
February 14, 2023
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Employment Process at a Glance

This is REQUIRED before you start your job.

1. I9 Employment Eligibility Verification, 2. W-4’s MN and Federal, and Payment Authorization Form

Forms here

1. Apply competitively: Complete a traditional, competitive job search. 2. Sign up for a guaranteed position: work with Bon Appetit, our largest student employer on campus

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When you accept a student employment position, your supervisor will send you an electronic work authorization that will come to your email account.

Students are required to complete safety training each academic year and summer they work on campus. See more information in the section below!

Hours should be logged after each shift you work using the Time Entry System (TES).

Access tEs

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Student Employment Wage Structure (2022-2023)

The Student Employment wage structure was created to move towards an equitable and fair compensation for work on and off-campus.  Consisting of three-tiers, supervisors are able to assign the appropriate wages based on job type, skills required, and leadership or supervisory roles.  In addition, Food Services’ positions are assigned higher wages with an added step-in-grade for returning employees.


Feel free to reach out to the offices listed here with any questions regarding student employment, necessary forms, payments, and job searching!

Supervisor Resources

Supervisor Resources

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