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Graduating Students

Instructions for Graduates

Students who are graduating and leaving the island on or near graduation day must stop working three days prior to graduation and complete a Request for Final Payroll Check Form. The Request for Final Payroll Check form must be submitted three days prior to graduation. Students should send completed forms to melissa.martinez@byuh.edu after clocking out for their final shift and all hours worked have been submitted and approved by their supervisor. Students will receive their final paycheck on the Friday of the week of graduation.

For those graduating and not leaving the island near graduation day, the last day of work will be graduation day. Graduating students should still submit the Request for Final Payroll Check form, especially if they will be leaving and closing their bank account before the last payday of the semester. Students whose last day of work is graduation day will receive their final paycheck the Monday or Wednesday after graduation, depending on when the Request for Final Payroll Check form was turned in. See below for semester-specific dates.

*International student graduates may work until graduation day if they will not be leaving the island on or near graduation.

*Domestic graduates may legally work up to three weeks post-graduation as a student. Managers who have a need for a domestic student to extend should contact melissa.martinez@byuh.edu.

COVID-19 Related Temporary Changes

International graduates that are required to remain in the U.S. post-graduation due to border closures of their home country that prevent the graduate from flying home may submit a request for economic hardship through a process with the International Student Services (ISS). This request is to receive special approval to work post-graduation.

ISS employment information and instructions can be found on the ISS website. Among the employment options listed, economic hardship is an option for both F-1 and J-1 students. Students experiencing economic hardship due to circumstances specified in the regulations may pursue this option.

This type of employment is not an automatic authorization. The student must qualify and be in status. Recent guidance allows students who are on DSO extensions to work, but they are subject to eligibility requirements and guidelines.

All international graduates from winter 2021 MUST end work on the last day of the semester. If given the needed approval by ISS the graduate may then apply for jobs or go back to their previous job and begin work after the onboarding is complete. In order to be hired/re-hired the student must provide the ISS approval letter to Student Employment.

Semester Specific Dates

WINTER 2021

  • Graduates leaving the island - last day of work is Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
  • International graduates leaving after May 1 - last day should be April 17, 2021.
  • Domestic graduates - last day of work is April 17, with notice to HR may extend until May 8, 2021.

SPRING 2021

  • Graduates leaving the island - last day of work is Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
  • International graduates leaving after July 9 - last day should be June 26, 2021.
  • Domestic graduates - last day of work is June 26, with notice to HR may extend until July 17, 2021.

FALL 2021

  • Graduates leaving the island - last day of work is Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
  • International graduates leaving after December 24 - last day should be December 10, 2021.
  • Domestic graduates - last day of work is December 10, with notice to HR may extend until December 31, 2021.

Terminations

Managers must submit a termination request for all student graduates. In order to do this please follow the below instructions.

  • On your Workday home page go to the ‘My Team’ icon and click on the profile of the student who will be terminated.
  • Under the student’s profile photo click on Actions > Job Change > Terminate Employee.
  • Enter in the Primary Reason (Graduation) and the Termination Date, change last day worked if it is different than the actual termination date and click Submit. Please include any notes about student performance in the comment section for historical reference.