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F-1 Students

Marquette F-1 students are authorized to work on the Marquette campus. In general, jobs which are considered to be "on-campus employment" are paid from Marquette University funds and performed on Marquette University property. Employment is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session and may be full-time during school vacations.

How to obtain on-campus employment:

  1. Begin by logging in to the student employment database called JobConnection using your Checkmarq username and password.
  2. After you have received an offer of employment from a campus employer, read the Federal Regulations about on-campus employment and complete the following form:

    Then, visit the Office of International Education (OIE) to request a letter titled Confirmation of On-Campus Employment Authorization. Bring your:

    • Passport
    • Form I-20

    The OIE assistant will return your passport and Form I-20 to you immediately and will arrange a time for you to return to OIE to pick up your confirmation letter.

  3. Apply for a Social Security number from the Social Security Administration office in downtown Milwaukee, if you do not already have a number.
  4. On your first day of work, complete the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.
    • If you are a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant, go to the Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, room 305 to complete the I-9 form and other forms. Bring the eligibility memo you received from OIE.
    • All other students should go to MU Central (Zilber Hall) to complete the
      I-9 form. Bring the eligibility memo you received from OIE. Also bring the JobConnection Placement form you received from your on-campus employer.
  5. If this is your first on-campus job, you must contact the MU Payroll Dept. within three (3) days of your first day of work. Send an email with your first and last name and your MUID to Send this email from your MU email address.


Marquette University

Marquette is a Catholic, Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, more than 700 of whom are international students. Seeking a transformational education, they come from 68 countries — from Canada to China, from Mexico to Malaysia, and everywhere in between.