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Student Employment

Department Overview

View the College's website FAQs for updates regarding the CORONOVIRUS (COVID-19) and Student Employment

Student employment at Swarthmore College is overseen by two offices: the Student Employment Office and the Student Payroll Office. Each office plays a distinct role in setting you up to work on campus, and can help you navigate different aspects of the employment and job search process:

Student Employment Office

Have questions about finding and applying to jobs on campus? Connect with us!

The Student Employment Office (SEO) helps to connect the more than 1,200 students who work while at Swarthmore with on-campus employment opportunities. SEO does not directly place students in jobs, but rather help them identify on-campus job opportunities that are the right fit for their skills, interests, and availability. We also work with on-campus employers to help them advertise open positions to students, and welcome them to contact the Student Employment Office if they need assistance in filling a student job.

Please note: Only actively enrolled students may be hired or perform work as student employees at the College.

Student Employment Office Location:
The Student Employment Office is currently virtual. Please reach out to to make an appointment.

Student Payroll Office (SPO)

Have questions about student payroll forms, timesheets, or getting paid? Reach SPO at

The Student Payroll Office collects all required employment paperwork (I-9, Direct Deposit form, etc.)  and provides information and training on how to be paid for student campus employment. They also assist employers by providing information on hiring student workers, salary administration, electronic timekeeping, and pay dates. We encourage you to visit the Student Payroll Office website for more information and resources for both students employees and on-campus employers. 

Need to drop off your Federal Verification Paperwork or Direct Deposit?  Go to the Student Payroll Office Location:
101 South Chester Rd., 1st Floor, Human Resources Suite


Student Employment Pay Rates for 2021-2022

For the 2021-22  academic year, (beginning August 1, 2021) the pay rates are:

Pay level 1: $10.78/hour
Pay level 2: $11.33/hour
Pay level 3: $11.88/hour