Spring Break 2013

Spring Break is just around the corner! Now is the time to think about working on campus during the break. Read this carefully as the Work Program Office will be doing things a little bit differently.


How to Apply for Spring Break Work

Talk to a Supervisor!

Beginning today, students will communicate with the supervisor of the crew they wish to work with during break.

Sign up online!

All students who wish to work during Spring Break will need to sign up at Work Program Office on February 21st and 22nd. The deadline is 5:00 pm on February 22nd.

Check your email!

On February 28th the Work Program will notify all students of their break work status via email. Students will either have be offered a position or not. The guidelines for break work eligibility are outlined in the Student Handbook.

Accept, Decline, or Waitlist!

Students who are awarded positions for Spring Break will need to accept or decline their position via email by 5:00 pm on March 4th. Students not awarded a position will automatically be put on the waitlist. Those waitlisted students will be notified via email regarding their break work status by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 7th.

Final Notice!

All students working during break will receive a confirmation email on March 12th. Similarly, supervisors will receive their finalized list of student workers that same day via email.

Other Important Information

General Information

  • Spring Break contract period will begin and end on the following dates:
              5:00 pm, Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 24th
  • Contracted workers will be paid $8.50 per hour.
  • Workers are required to contact the supervisor before break begins to establish their schedule for the break.
  • All workers are expected to be on time and work their contracted and scheduled hours. Overtime is not allowed.
  • Workers may not bring pets to work.
  • Any worker terminated during a break will be asked to vacate the residence hall (if applicable) and will no longer be eligible to work at WWC during breaks for a period of one year.
  • Any worker placed on conduct or work probation during a break period will lose their work contract and be asked to vacate the residence hall (if applicable).
  • Any changes to the work contract MUST be approved by the crew supervisor and the WPO in advance. All changes in housing status must be approved by the WPO and the Housing Office.

Housing Information

  • Room charge is $35.00 per week. Students with ON campus contracts will be charged the room fee via a deduction in their Spring Break paycheck.
  • Any worker found violating the residence regulations will lose their work contract and be asked to vacate the residence hall immediately.
  • The Dining Hall will be closed for Spring Break.
  • Cash advances will be available to students working during the break. Students may get an advance of up to $50.00 to help pay for food expenses. Students may sign up for cash advances after they have been awarded a contract. Details will be included in the confirmation email on February 28th.

Contract & Agreement Information

  • Changes to a signed Spring Break Work Agreement may only be made with written appeal to the Dean or his designee in advance of the requested change.
  • Workers who cancel their work contracts after signing their contract, will not be eligible to work during breaks for a period of one year.
  • The College employs approximately 100 students per week during break periods. Working during a break period is a privilege and the WPO does not guarantee any student a position during the breaks. The following criteria are used when placing students on jobs:

    1.    Application through the Work Program Office
    2.    Good record with the Work Program and Student Life (not on probation)
    3.    Supervisor request to the Work Program Office
    4.    Distance from home
    5.    Seniority