Arts, Performances, and Entertainment

Kittredge Gallery annually presents nine major shows featuring work from student and faculty artists and 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 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, and students, supported through the Catharine Gould Chism Fund for the Humanities and Arts. Benefits for 2021–22:

  • Unlimited complimentary admission for all University of Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff
  • Unlimited complementary self-guided and guided group tours (preregistration is required)
  • 10% discount at the TAM Cafe
  • Member rates on TAM programs
  • Priority announcements of TAM student internships
  • Use of classroom space, if available

MUSE benefits are available by presenting current Puget Sound student, faculty, or staff ID. Please reach out or 253.722.2460 to coordinate with the group tours team TAM for groups of 10 or more, 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. TAM considers Puget Sound "one of the model members of the MUSE program, which continues to strengthen the educational and community-building cornerstones on which the program was built."

We are pleased to continue Puget Sound's long-standing relationship with Tacoma Art Museum, started when Jones Hall was TAM's original home from 1935 through 1958, and we continue to work together in important ways to think creatively about future collaborations. Information about museum events and exhibitions is available on the TAM website.

Athletic Events

All staff, faculty, and family members 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. Parents must accompany children to gain free admission.

Dining and Event Services

Staff and faculty members, and 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 that 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 and

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

Faculty and staff can receive discounted pricing at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park when they purchase tickets online at

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, pickleball, 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 employment to the YMCA.

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