Summer Student Experiences

Summer 2023: May 21 through September 2 (please note, the start and end dates may fall in the middle of their respective pay periods)

Summer employment for Williams students is different from academic year student employment in a few ways, most notably the pay schedule, tax implications and no weekly hours limit. However, many aspects of the experience remain the same.

  • Academic year positions are inactivated at the end of the semester. Therefore, students must be hired/rehired into summer positions in a department. Academic year positions won’t simply continue.
  • Summer programs are designed to be in-person experiences, and with the exception of some internships, students are expected to be on campus for the duration of their programs.
  • The college cannot “employ” students to perform work remotely during the summer.
  • Students are still required to complete the I-9 Form before they can be hired or receive payment. Contact us if you need to complete the I-9 and have already left campus.
  • Employment preference is given to enrolled Williams students, defined as entering first-years and rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • If you find it necessary to hire a graduating senior, they must be hired as non-student temporary employees and cannot be hired in the same way as enrolled students. Use this form to request that a graduating senior be hired.
  • Hiring through Manager Self-Service in the Human Resources System is available for most summer 2023 positions.

Please note that authorization forms may still be required for some positions. They must be submitted by the dates indicated below in order for payment to be generated by the associated pay date (see table below). Authorization forms received after the required date will be processed for the following check issue date.

Change forms to support any adjustments to a student’s job data after they have been hired into a position must also be submitted based on the dates below. Use this link to access the summer change form.

Questions About Summer Student Experiences:  please contact [email protected].

Summer 2023 Important Payroll Dates 

Summer 2023: May 21 through September 2

(Same pay dates as Support Staff during the summer)

Authorization and/or Change Forms required by this date
Pay period Deadline for Direct Deposit & Tax Forms Check issue date
N/A May 7 -May 20 N/A Fri, May 27
Fri, Jun 2 May 21 -Jun 3 Fri, Jun 2 Fri, Jun 9
Fri, Jun 16 Jun 4 -June 17 Fri, Jun 16 Fri, Jun 23
Fri, Jun 30 Jun 18 -Jul 1 Fri, Jun 30 Fri, Jul 7
Fri, Jul 14 Jul 2 -Jul 15 Fri, Jul 14
Fri, Jul 21
Fri, Jul 28 Jul 16 -Jul 29 Fri, Jul 28 Fri, Aug 4
Fri, Aug 11 Jul 30 -Aug 12 Fri, Aug 11 Fri, Aug 18
Fri, Aug 25 Aug 13 -Aug 26 Fri, Aug 25 Fri, Sep 1
Fri, Sep 8 Aug 27 -Sep 9 Fri, Sep 8 Fri, Sep 15
N/A Sep 10 – Sep 23 N/A Fri, Sep 29 

Note the FY switch –  this doesn’t affect paychecks, but it may affect budgets. The first and last pay periods generally do not fall under summer employment dates, but are listed here for reference.

A note about imputed income. Those students who are receiving payment for their summer experience and who reside on campus will have imputed income applied. This means students will be taxed on the value of their campus housing. The value is calculated by multiplying a daily rate by the number of days a student is in campus housing. The daily rate for summer 2023 is $23* per day. If the dates of your on campus housing change at any point during the summer, you are responsible for communicating the chance to OCL as soon as possible. (*any change in this amount will be reflected here)

A note about FICA. During the summer, students are subject to FICA withholding. This represents a contribution to Medicare and Social Security. FICA withholding at a rate of 7.65% is in addition to all applicable state and federal tax withholding. International students, attending Williams on a F-1 visa, are not subject to FICA withholding.