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Social Security Number

Social Security/ On-campus Employment Workshop


Monday, September 14th 9:00 am – 10:00 am

 Tuesday, September 15th 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Social Security Runs:

Must attend one of the workshops

Thursday, September 17th 10:00 am | 2:00 pm (These times may  change)

Wednesday, September 23rd Time TBD

Friday, September 25th Time TBD


Getting a Social Security Number

In order to be authorized to work, receive money for work, pay taxes, get a driver’s license, or open up a bank account at certain banks in the United States, you need a Social Security number.

Social Security Number also known as a Tax Identification Number is a code the the government uses to track and report on a person’s wages. Although many companies and services may ask you to give your Social Security number, you generally aren’t required to provide one if you don’t have to. For some services, a Social Security number is required.

How do I get a Social Security Number? 

If you want to get a Social Security number please attend one of our workshops (dates listed above). At the workshop you will get more detailed information and instructions. At the workshop you will also sign up for a Social Security Run later that week. The Office of Global Education will drive students to the Social Security Office during certain times. This process can take a long time depending on how busy the office is. Please sign up for a time when you are available for at least 2.5 hours (it may not take the whole 2.5 hours).

What do I need to bring with me to the Social Security Office? 

Please bring with you:

  • The Application for a Social  Security Card( Form 22-5) – This will be given to you during the workshop.
  • Two original documents proving your identity, immigration status, age
    • Passport or foreign birth certificate
    • I-20
    • I-94
  • Sponsorship letter from The Office of Global Education – This will be given to you.