Where is it legally permitted for international students to work?
Please note: Employment is only considered to be on-campus if the job is physically done on the UMass Lowell Campus. The Lowell Memorial Auditorium and the Call Center are NOT considered on-campus work. Any student found to have violated this will have their F-1 or J-1 status terminated.
*Please note: Int'l students are not permitted to be employed at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub as "on-campus employment" unless employed at the I-Hub Administration Office, collecting a UMass Lowell paycheck. Int'l students would otherwise require OPT or CPT authorization to work at the I-Hub
How Many Hours Per week can an International Student Work On-Campus:
ATTENTION J-1 STUDENTS: J-1 students must report on-campus employment to ISSO by completing the J-1 On-Campus Employment Reporting e-form, found on the Forms page.
Regarding Social Security & On-Campus Jobs for International Students:
Please remember that you do NOT need a Social Security number to open a bank account or to do any business in the U.S.
Once you secure a job offer, you will need to apply for an SSN letter from ISSO! Click on the button below to be directed to our Social Security page.
Learn more about SSN