Student Employment

Finding a Job

During orientation there will be an information session about working on campus. We will answer any questions that you have and distribute a list of job opportunities on campus. You do not need to look for a job until you arrive on campus. We look forward to answering your inquiries when you arrive on campus in the fall.

Thinking about working on Campus?

The Student Employment Office (SEO) is responsible for the College's student employment program, overseeing more than 1,100 students who work part-time on campus. The SEO directs the payroll process, job development, employee/employer relations, and policy determination and implementation.

Documentation and Verification

We encourage all students to complete and return the W-4 form, and to come to campus with the documents listed below. This preparation will allow you to seek employment on campus. The IRS and The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services require that all employees in the U.S. complete this documentation; without it you cannot be employed on campus.

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (W-4): The W4 form determines the amount of tax that should be withheld from your earnings. Please have your parents help you complete the form.

Please Note: your name must be the same as it appears on your Social Security card and the address should be your home address.

Local Earned Income Tax Form - (Residence Certification): This form is required for all employees, regardless of where they live.

Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) [COMPLETED DURING ORIENTATION]: The I-9 verifies your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States. You cannot be employed without completing an I-9. Please check over the list below and make sure you bring the correct original documents with you to campus.

You will need one document from List A OR one document from BOTH Lists B and C. All submitted documents must be originals, with the single exception of a certified photocopy of a birth certificate. You will be issued a Swarthmore College ID when you arrive on campus. If you have questions regarding acceptable documents, please visit:  Once there, click on the "Forms" tab, then, under "Form Number" click on "I-9."

List A
Current U.S. Passport
Unexpired Foreign Passport

List B
State Driver's License
State Identification Card
Swarthmore ID Card

List C
Social Security Card
State Birth Certificate

Student Direct Deposit Authorization (Form): Your student paycheck will be deposited directly to a bank account of your choice. The bank must be a United States bank and a member of the ACH network. You will be able to access your money via an ATM on payday and you will not have to worry about lost checks.

Please mail completed forms to:  Swarthmore College Payroll Office, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081