Other Benefits & Services

Arts, Performances, and Entertainment

Kittredge Gallery annually presents nine major shows featuring work from student and faculty artists as well as the art community at large. The School of Music is home to many excellent musical groups, including a jazz band, a symphony orchestra, a wind ensemble, and choirs, all of which present regular concerts. The Theatre Arts Department produces two major plays every year. Students also stage up to ten additional productions annually. Staff and faculty members often receive advance notice of these events and reduced rates for performances with admission charges. Scores of nationally known speakers and performers visit Puget Sound each year, and staff and faculty members often receive discounted admission prices.

We have a “Project MUSE” membership with the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), which provides several benefits for Puget Sound faculty, staff, students, and student families: 

  • Free student, staff and faculty admission to the museum
  • Discounted individual student ($5) and faculty/staff (at Member rate) access to fee-based education programs
  • 20% membership discounts (at the $50 to $500 level) for faculty, staff, and student families
  • Access for students, staff and faculty to the Art Resource Center for academic research and projects

University of Puget Sound identification is required to take advantage of TAM benefits.

Athletic Events

All staff, faculty and members of their households are admitted without charge to general admission seating at any regularly-scheduled home athletic contest. A valid university identification card (issued by the Dining and Conference Services located in the Wheelock Student Center) must be presented at the gate. Children must be accompanied by parents to gain free admission.


Staff and faculty members receive a ten percent discount on all regularly priced general books purchased at the Bookstore. When shopping for software for your home computer, you may want to check the education pricing discount available to you through the Bookstore.

Cell Phone and Mobile Device Reimbursement for Business Use 

Dining and Conference Service

Staff and faculty members, as well as students, eat in the Diner located in the Wheelock Student Center. During the academic year, the Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During break periods, the Diner is open on an abbreviated schedule.

Direct Deposit

Your paychecks can be conveniently deposited directly to your bank or credit union checking and/or savings account. You will receive an electronic deposit receipt which lists earnings and deductions. 

Discounts and Perks

Moving Service Discounts

Faculty and staff can receive contract pricing for personal moves.  There are 4 moving companies to choose from (Allied, Mayflower, North American and United).  Find out more here.  Click on "learn more" under each company for contact information.

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

Faculty and staff can receive discounted pricing at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park when they purchase tickets online at https://tinyurl.com/upswild.

Diversions Café

The Diversions Café offers an assortment of specialty beverages such as espresso drinks and teas.

Emergency Ride Home

Are you afraid that leaving your car at home means you won't get home quickly if an emergency arises? Any day that you carpool, vanpool, ride the bus, bike or walk to work, you are eligible for a FREE taxi ride home if an emergency should arise.

University of Puget Sound Identification Card and Library Privileges

You may have your photograph taken for a University Puget Sound identification card issued by the Dining and Conference Services Office located in Wheelock Student Center. The identification card also serves as your library card to check out resources from Collins Memorial Library.

Intramural Sports Program

The Intramural Sports Program provides an opportunity for staff and faculty, students and alumni to participate in a wide variety of sports competitions and physical activities. The intramural staff encourages all staff members to become part of the intramural experience.

Recreational Facilities

Basketball, handball, racquetball, badminton, pickle ball, volleyball, tennis (indoor and outdoor), swimming, track, Cybex equipment and a weight room are available for staff and faculty members to use during published hours. A valid university identification card (issued by the Dining and Conference Services Office located in Wheelock Student Center) is required for admittance. Members of your household may also use the recreational facilities by presenting a Facilities Use Card (issued by the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation) and a piece of personal identification. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by and remain with parents and guardians while using the facilities.

YMCA Membership Fee

Faculty and staff members are eligible to waive the YMCA initial membership fee by showing proof of employment to the YMCA.

24 Hour Fitness Membership Discount

Faculty and staff members are eligible to receive discounted membership rates at 24 Hour Fitness.  Check out current rates and a free 3-day pass.

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