Summer Break Working Hours May 2017


Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017

WORKING MORE THAN 20 HOURS PER WORK WEEK DURING SUMMER VACATION 2017

According to federal regulations, international students “may work on campus full-time when school is not in session, or during the annual vacation” 8 C.F.R. 214(f)(9)(i).

Students may be able to start working more than 20 hours/week at 12:01 AM (midnight) immediately after the first day of Spring 2017 Commencement.

Students will have to stop working more than 20 hours/week at 11:59 PM (midnight) immediately before the first day of classes of Fall 2017.

Please note that Commencement dates and First Day of Classes may vary depending on the campus and professional college. See the table below for specific dates for each entity.

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Please be aware that the repercussions for an international student who is in violation of employment rules are serious. A student who works more than 20 hours/week when not legally eligible to do so loses his/her non-immigrant status and is considered to have unlawful presence in the United States. Students will need to meet with an ISS advisor to determine the steps to regain their lawful status.

For more information and examples illustrating On-Campus Employment rules for F-1 and J-1 students, please see our “Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information” links under:
http://iss.tamu.edu/Current-Students/F-1-Status/F1-Student (for students in F-1 status)
http://iss.tamu.edu/Current-Students/J-1-Status/J-1-Students (for students in J-1 status)

If you need additional information about this, please contact ISS at 979-845-1824, or email iss@tamu.edu.


International Student Services
Texas A&M University
Pavilion 110 | 1226 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1226 | USA
Tel. +1 979.845.1824 | Fax. +1 979.862.4633