Returning Students


A student must have a work award as part of his or her financial aid package to be eligible to work on campus. Students interested in applying for financial aid can view the St. Olaf Financial Aid Office website.

Securing a Position

Returning students are responsible for securing their own position for the upcoming academic year and are encouraged to do so prior to leaving campus for summer break. Click here to view the available vacant positions.  If  returning to a position, a new employment authorization will be sent by the supervisor for the new academic year.

Students may need more than one position to fulfill their work award. They may contact the Student and Staff Employment Specialist in the Office of Human Resources at any time if they need assistance finding a position.

Responsibilities of Student Employees

Student employment is a real job with real responsibilities.  Following are expectations of student employees:

  • Maintain accurate work records and submit your online timesheet by the required deadline
  • Monitor your earnings to ensure that you do not exceed your student work award amount
  • Arrive to your shift on time and ready to begin your duties
  • Contact your supervisor in advance if you are unable to work your shift/find a suitable substitute
  • Develop a positive relationship with your supervisor and other student employees in your office/department
  • Behave in a professional manner
  • Dress appropriately for your work place
  • Follow instructions provided by your supervisor
  • Notify your supervisor at least two weeks in advance when terminating your position

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to commonly asked questions.

Student Employment Handbook

Learn about the following topics by viewing the Student Handbook .

  • Overview
  • Required Paperwork
  • Methods of Payment
  • Stipends
  • Understanding Your Pay Statement
  • Time Entry System
  • Payroll Schedule, Wage Rate, Scheduling Hours
  • Rest and Meal Periods
  • Holiday Pay
  • Off-Campus Positions
  • Summer Student Employment
  • International Student Employment
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Disabilities
  • Sexual Harassment, Misconduct and Assault
  • Family Members
  • Expectations
  • Changing or Quitting Jobs
  • Involuntary Dismissal