If you intend to work on or off campus, you will need a Social Security Number.
IMPORTANT: All J-1 and F-1 students and scholars, who are currently employed by the university or have received Employment Authorization Documents are able to apply for a Social Security Number.
Under regulations revised on October 13, 2004, social security numbers are now valid only for the time that you are legally in the US. If you were to leave the US and return later for employment at a later date, you will keep the same number.
When you apply for a Social Security number, please bring the following documentation with you: