Here you will find information about how to apply for a Social Security card.
As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Social Security Administration suspended most face-to-face service to the public in offices nationwide until further notice. Procedures for applying may vary by location and mail in applications may not be available.
For more information please visit ssa.gov.
Any student who will work in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number. The employer must use the SSN to report wages and taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). F-1 students are eligible to apply for an SSN after they have received an offer of employment that meets SSA standards. Please read this section of our site for information on how to apply.
After receiving your SSN, you must report it to the University using Form W-9(S).
Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
Identity theft is a problem in the U.S. We recommend you do not your Social Security Card or Number with you. Instead, memorize the number and keep the card in a safe place at home.
For more information on protecting yourself, see the Social Security Administration's brochure.
You can look up the phone number for your local Social Security office by accessing their office locator.