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 Membership for University Student Enrichment (MUSE) with Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), which provides several benefits for Puget Sound faculty, staff, students, and student families: 

  • Free class or other group admission (up to 500 total persons for 2019–20)
  • Half-price admission to the museum for students, faculty, and staff
  • Discounted individual student and faculty/staff (member rate) access to fee-based education programs
  • 20% membership discounts (at the $50 or $500 level) for student, faculty, and staff families
  • Internship opportunities for students
  • Access for students, faculty, and staff to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Library for academic research and projects

MUSE benefits are available by presenting current Puget Sound student, faculty, or staff ID (student ID needed for student family discount also). For class and group visits (more than 10 people attending at once), please reach out togrouptours@TacomaArtMuseum.org or 253.722.2460 to coordinate with the group tours team at TAM, even if you are not requesting a tour.

In recent years, Tacoma Art Museum has provided more than 500 free and discounted admissions to Puget Sound students and colleagues, and has seen increased programming and event participation by members of the Puget Sound community throughout the year. 

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).  Learn more by visiting https://www.eandi.org/contracts/sirva-worldwide/ and https://www.eandi.org/contracts/unigroup/.

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.

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