To be eligible to work on-campus as a student employee during the summer semester, individuals must meet one of the following criteria:

  • The individual is enrolled at Auburn University and actively taking classes at Auburn University during the summer semester. Student Employment verifies summer semester enrollment upon review of all studenthiring proposals; or

  • If the individual is not enrolled and not actively taking classes during the summer semester, the student must have been enrolled during the spring semester, is registered, and has a class schedule for the fall semester. Student Employment verifies enrollment of spring and fall semester upon review of all student hiring proposals.

New Auburn University Students

An individual who will be entering Auburn University for the first time during the fall semester is not eligible to work as an on-campus student employee during the summer semester. Incoming students hired during the summer semester, instead, must be hired as a Temporary Employment Services (TES) employee. The individual may transfer to student employment beginning five days prior to the first day of fall semester classes.

Spring Semester Graduates

An individual who graduates following the spring semester is no longer eligible to work as a student employee; instead, he/she must be hired as a TES employee, following commencement, in order to continue working during the summer semester. If a student graduated in the spring and will be entering graduate school in the fall, he/she must work during the summer semester as a TES employee and can begin work as a bi-weekly graduate student employee beginning five days prior to the first day of fall semester classes.

Summer Work Hours

A student employee is permitted to work up to 40 hours per week for all jobs combined during the summer semester. This applies even if the student is enrolled and actively taking classes during the summer semester. All hours worked over 40 in a designated workweek will be paid at the overtime premium rate of 1 ½ times the student employee’s hourly rate of pay.


Contact Amy Bruce, Manager, Student & Temporary Employment Services at (334)844-1671 or robera2@auburn.edu.

Last updated: 02/17/2023