April 7, 2022 Update
As of April 7, 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) restored in-person services, including for people without an appointment.
Social Security Administration (SSA) offices announced that they reopened for in-person services, which is how they usually accept applications for new SSNs (before adjustments were made due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Individuals should apply for an SSN at the office which has jurisdiction based upon the address where they will receive their SSN card (as indicated on the SS-5 application form) - however, any student with on-campus employment may be accepted at the Framingham Office, the office closest to the Babson College main campus.
The SSA advises that customers who walk in without appointments may encounter delays and longer wait times and that offices may tend to be the busiest first thing in the morning, early in the week, and during the early part of the month. We advise everyone to confirm the operating hours at the local SSA office you plan to visit and allow several hours to be seen.