Your F-1 status permits you to work on campus at the university that issued your I-20 while you are enrolled in a full course of study. Your Tulane I-20 is your proof of work eligibility for on-campus employment at Tulane University only. You must maintain F-1 status to be eligible for this employment benefit; maintaining status means that you are a full-time registered student (except for approved exceptions) in good academic standing with an I-20.
Set up an account at tulane.joinhandshake.com. This database advertises on-campus jobs. You can get tips about setting up your Handshake account here. On-campus jobs are also advertised on flyers posted around campus, in elevators, office bulletin boards, etc. Some of the biggest on-campus employers are the Reily Center, the LBC, the Athletics Department and the Howard Tilton Memorial Library. Human Resources and OISS has compiled a list of departments across campus that tend to hire more international students as well.
Part-time (20 hours per week or less) during your regular full-time semesters (academic semester dates are set by the TULANE academic calendar and include finals week)
Full-time (more than 20 hours per week) between semesters
Full-time (more than 20 hours per week) during summer vacation
Expiration of On-Campus Employment Eligibility:
Some campus jobs are designated as "work study" positions. This job description might include a statement such as: "position only open to Tulane University students who qualify for (federal) work study awards." Work study awards are part of federal financial aid packages and are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. As an F-1 student, generally you are not eligible for a work study position and should not apply.
Your Responsibility: Know the Rules!
It is your responsibility to research and understand your on-campus work eligibility. It is generally not the job of Tulane University staff outside of OISS to thoroughly know the immigration regulations. It is possible that you will be offered employment that you are not eligible to accept or for your employment eligibility to expire without your payroll coordinator notifying you. Be sure to review all information provided by OISS staff and consult OISS if you have concerns or questions.