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Student Guide to Employment - Guidelines to Working as a Student

As a student employee, there are guidelines about the amount of hours a student can work. Students are able to work more than one job, however, please note the guidelines are for the combined number of hours of all jobs worked.

During the semester:

Policy: 30 hours per week maximum
Recommendation: 20 hours per week maximum

During breaks longer than 5 days (including summer):

Policy: 40 hours per week maximum

Resident Assistants:

Policy: 20 hours per week maximum

Students must obtain permission from their direct supervisor to work beyond 20 hours in a week, per the Resident Assistant Agreement.

International Students:

Please see the International Students tab located at the right.

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Student Employment
5781 Wingate Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1349 | Fax: (207) 581-3261E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469