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. 

Important Dates to Remember

Academic Year Employment:
Sept 8, 2022 – May 23, 2023
Summer Employment:
May 25, 2022 – Sept 7, 2022
First Year
Paperwork Access:

AY 2022 – 2023 Work Authorization is OPEN

W4-Fed and W4-MN is OPEN

Payment Authorization is OPEN

I9 Employment Eligibility Electronic Form will be sent late-August

Student Employment Job Fair
February 14, 2023

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Employment Process at a Glance

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


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

This is REQUIRED before you are able to start your job. There are specific identification documents you will need to show in person, so be sure to have these available! Once you complete these forms, you should not have to complete them again unless you would like to make a change.

Forms here

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

Student Employment Orientation

Supervisor Resources

Supervisor Resources

Get the Information!


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