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Night & Evening Classes Canceled Due to Winter Precipitation

Arkansas State University is canceling night and evening classes today, Nov. 14, due to winter precipitation. All academic events, including A-State Theatre, are canceled.

This closure also applies to our Paragould location.

While offices are closed and classes are canceled, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

The Red W.O.L.F. Center will close today at 8 p.m.

Everyone in the A-State Community is encouraged to review the Provost’s Inclement Weather Policy for questions regarding university operations during inclement weather.

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ON-CAMPUS WORK REGULATIONS

On-Campus employment is work conducted on the Arkansas State University campus, including with contracted companies or organizations on-campus, such as Sodexo or NYIT.

      1. All degree seeking students in F-1 or J-1 visa status may work on-campus.
        • This excludes ESL students.
      2. All F-1 or J-1 student visa holders cannot exceed 20 hours per week while school is in session for employment
        • Students are eligible to work up to 28 hours per week during official school breaks, including the summer break. Students have to have attended one academic year and not be enrolled in class.
      3. There is no specific site for open student worker positions on-campus, and International Student Services does not keep listings of open positions. A student can read their Daily Digest for openings or go to departments to ask. Any open positions within the International Student Services or any open positions that are submitted to International Student Services will be sent to students through their A-State email.

ON-CAMPUS WORK INFORMATION FOR DEPARTMENTS/EMPLOYERS

    1. As long as a student has met the above requirements, you are eligible to hire them.
    2. You will need to give the student a signed and dated job offer letter on letterhead showing the job title, hours of work each week, and short-description of duties.
    3. The student is responsible for submitting the offer letter and both F-1 forms to our office. If they do not have a social security number already, we will provide them with a letter to take to the social security office to get their number. If they do have a social security number, they can start employment as soon as the paperwork by your department and Human Resources is complete and we have the documents.

SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS

A student will require specific documents to take with them to the Social Security Administration in order to apply for a Social Security Card. Students cannot apply for a Social Security card until they have been in the US for 10 days.

The student must follow this list in order:

  1. The student must receive the original letter from employer on-campus. This letter is required and must contain the information as stated above.
  2. The student and supervisor must fill out the mandatory acknowledgement forms as mentioned above that detail that both parties understand the federal regulations of employment hours.
  3. Students turn in the above documents to International Student Services and International Student Services then issues a letter for students to give to Social Security Administration that states the student’s legal status and ability to work.
  4. Students will take the below items to Social Security Administration
    • Passport/Visa
    • Most Recent I-94 (arrival/departure record)
    • Job Offer Letter
    • Acknowledgement forms
    • International Student Services letter

The address of the Social Security Administration Office is 1809 LaTourette Drive, here in Jonesboro. The International Student Service shuttle bus runs every Tuesday from 1 P.M. - 5 P.M..