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The SIU Student Employment Program is a cooperative effort among Financial Aid, Central Payroll, and the university’s hiring departments. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a member of the National Student Employment Association and employs approximately 4,000 students on campus, annually. The Student Employment Program is dedicated to enhancing student development by creating challenges and teaching responsibility.

The Submit a Job link connects departmental staff to the comprehensive online hiring process.

The Student Supervisors Manual was developed to assist departmental staff who are involved with student employees.

The Student Employment Job Classifications list will help departmental staff determine the complete, correct Position ID Number(s) currently assigned to their department.  

The Student Payroll Schedule provides departmental staff access to the Payroll Office website.

The Student Grievance Process provides student employees a guide to help them resolve any conflict or misunderstanding of student employment policies or regulations with the employer.

The Student Employee of the Year links access to the Student Employee of the Year Nomination Form (for time period indicated).


Spring/Summer 2018 Semester Dates for Student Employment

Fall Classes end December 16, 2017.

Students who meet fall 2017 employment eligibility requirements (including December 16th graduates) may work until December 16, 2017 (end of payroll period ST26).

December 17, 2017 is the first day of student employment for spring 2018 (payroll period ST1).

December 17, 2017 through January 13, 2018 is a student employment break period (pay periods ST1 & ST2).  Must meet spring semester enrollment requirements to work this break period. 

Spring classes begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

March 11, 2018 through March 17, 2018 is a student employment break period (Week 1/ST7).

Students who meet spring 2018 employment eligibility requirements (including May 12th graduates) may work until May 19, 2018 (end payroll period ST11).

May 13 through May 19, 2018 is a spring enrollment student employment break period.

May 20, 2018 is the first day of student employment for summer 2018 (payroll period ST12).

May 13, 2018 through June 9, 2018 is an intersession period.

Summer main session classes begin June 11, 2018.

Summer session ends August 4, 2018.

Summer student employment ends August 11, 2018.

Students who meet summer 2018 employment eligibility requirements (including August 4th graduates) may work until August 11, 2018 (end of payroll period ST17).

August 5 through August 11, 2018 is a summer enrollment student employment break period. 

August 12, 2018 is the first day of student employment for fall 2018 (payroll period ST18).

August 12, 2018 through August 18, 2018 is a student employment break period (Week 1/ST18). Must meet fall semester enrollment requirements to work this break period.     

Fall classes begin August 20, 2018.

(Updated 10/26/2017)

Important Information 

Student employees must have a direct deposit to either a personal checking or savings account, or an established debit account.

The Hiring Process for International Students includes:


  • Contact the nonresident alien tax specialist by email (sjennings@siu.edu) to complete your W-4 and direct deposit forms and any additional requirements.