Employee Extras and Discounts

Employee Extras and Resources

Athletic Events

Group Use Facility Sign in at Info Desk Pay Fee Cardio Center Weight Room Track & Forum 2nd Floor Pool
Employees & Spouses All hours Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dependents < 14 years Weekends & after 5 p.m. Weekdays Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Dependents 14–22 years Weekends & after 5 p.m. Weekdays Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Most athletic events are free to employees with a Gustavus ID card.
  • Free classes offered to employees. Click here for more information. 
  • Personal Training Services and Fitness Assessments with Health Fitness majors are free to employees, spouses and retirees. Registration is required, contact Stephanie Otto at x6464 or sotto@gustavus.edu.
  • For further information about the Health and Exercise Science programs or the Lund Center, contact Barb Rodning, x7617, brodning@gustavus.edu

Bookstore Discounts

  • Birthday discounts: receive a percent-off coupon for your birthday
  • “Gus Bucks” Reward Program: earn a percentage back on all Book Mark purchases
  • Employee Purchase Program: order items from Office Depot for personal use at college prices
  • For further information, please contact Molly Yunkers, myunkers@gustavus.edu 

Cellular Phone Discounts

Chapel Service

  • Daily Sabbath is held Mon-Fri. from 10:00-10:20 am throughout the academic year. Check the Sabbath schedule for additional worship times and podcast recordings: https://gustavus.edu/sabbath/
  • For further information contact the Chaplains' office, x7446.

College Courses

  • To enroll in a course free of charge, contact the Office of the Registrar at x7495
  • Contact Admissions x7676 regarding the tuition scholarship program for dependent children.

Computer and Software Discounts

  • Gustavus maintains relationships with computer vendors allowing students, faculty and staff to enjoy purchase discounts. Visit GTS to learn more.
  • For further information, contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 or helpline@gustavus.edu.

Dining Services

  • Dining Service offers a full service bakery, catering, and take out. Their website offers nutrition data and daily menus. Contact Catering x6245 or Dining Service x7608 or visit https://gustavus.edu/diningservices/services.php for more information.

Employee Assistance Programs

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield offers free, confidential support to help with life's difficult issues: relationships, mental health, stress, childcare, elder care, substance abuse, grief and more. Visit their webpage to learn more and get started.
  • "Rethinking Drinking" informational pamphlet can be found here
  • For information on how to support someone misusing opiods, click here

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

  • With an active Gustavus ID, all employees receive extended loan periods for print and AV materials, including Oscar-award winning DVDs. 
  • All faculty and staff have ILL (inter-library loan) privileges. For further information, please contact Sonja Timmerman, x 7564, stimmer2@gustavus.edu. ILL website: https://gustavus.edu/library/ill/
  • Year-round sale cart featuring various books and media.
  • For further information, contact Jeannie Peterson, x7576, jpeter13@gustavus.edu

Health Service

  • Employee Health Service appointments are preferred and walk-ins may be available. Office hours are 8am – 4:30pm M-F during the academic year. Insurance will be billed for all appointments and all insurance is accepted, except for Medicare. Click to see services available to employees: https://gustavus.edu/healthservice/employeehealthservice.php
  • Two flu shot clinics each fall for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents over the age of 18. Employees can get flu shots in Health Service at any time. Flu shots will be billed to insurance. Gustavus sponsored health insurance will cover the flu shot at 100%.
  • For further information, please contact Rebecca Welp, x7630, rwelp@gustavus.edu

Linneaus Arboretum Discount

  • The Linneaus Arboretum offers current employees a 10% discount on room rentals. 


  • Employees must register and display a valid green parking permit and park in the appropriate color lot to park on campus. There is no charge, or vehicle limit, for employee permits.
  • Register in person in the Campus Safety office, or visit: https://gustavus.edu/safety/permits/permanent/apply
  • For further information, contact Campus Safety at x8888

Print and Mail Services


  • Utilize the services at the Gustavus Post Office to ship packages and personal letters via FedEx or the United States Postal System. All USPS services except Passports, registered mail and money orders are available. FedEx offers contract pricing through the College. 
  • Recycled packing materials are available at the Gustavus Post Office in addition to FedEx and USPS envelopes and boxes.


  • All print services are available to employees at competitive pricing. Services include:
    • Photo Kiosk
    • Specialty paper and envelopes; including colorful options
    • Document printing in color or black/white
    • Invitation / Card Printing: Wedding, Graduation, Birthday, etc.
    • Wide Format Printing: Banner and Wall Clings
    • Promotional Products: Mugs, Key Chains, Mouse Pads
  • For further information about Print and Mail Services, contact Naomi Quiram, x7599, nquiram@gustavus.edu

Public Events

  • Many public events held throughout the year are free to faculty, staff and students including, including:
    • Building Bridges
    • Christmas in Christ Chapel
    • Festival of St. Lucia
    • Nobel Conference
    • Theatre and Dance productions
  • Accounts must be created at gustavustickets.com (employee side) to verify eligible ticket prices by event and order tickets.
  • For more information, see the tab Events under the Gustavus Homepage: https://gustavus.edu/
  • For further information about events sponsored by the Campus Activities office, contact x7598.
  • For tickets available by phone for those unable to book online for events like the Nobel Conference or Christmas in Christ Chapel, contact Marketing and Communication, x7520.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Please note that you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. This program works to alleviate the remaining balance on your Direct Loans. If you work full-time for a government agency or certain types of nonprofit organizations (Gustavus qualifies) and have made 120 qualifying payments as part of a repayment plan, then this program may benefit you.

Renaissance Festival 

  • The Festival is open weekends August 21st – October 3rd, 2021 + Labor Day and Festival Friday October 1st.
  • Discount tickets are $21.50 Adult and $12.50 Child (5-12 years).
  • Tickets are emailed to the Employee. You can print the tickets at home or show them on their phone. 


  • Go to: www.renaissancefest.com and click on the Buy Tickets button 
  • Select ticket Corporate Online Consignment Program - General Admission 
  • Select the number of tickets 
  • Enter code: 21GAC in Promotional Code box and click Add Tickets 
  • Enter payment information to complete the transaction

Theatre Productions

  • Employees are allowed one free ticket to most performances.
  • Costume rental is available, but it is restricted to academic purposes (class projects, educational events, etc.).
  • For further information, contact Kristi Borowy, x7353, kborowy@gustavus.edu

Valleyfair Tickets

  • Discounted Valleyfair tickets are now available for purchase. It is easier than ever to purchase tickets to Valleyfair as the process is entirely online!

    Visit www.valleyfair.com/save; the username and password are both GUSTAVUS - in all caps as it is case sensitive. From there you are able to purchase discounted tickets and reserve the day you would like to go.

Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall

  • Campus Activities offers movie screenings most weekends throughout the academic year for faculty, staff and students. Check the Gustavus calendar for posted showings and times.


  • Ergonomic Services: Employees can receive a free ergonomic assessment by contacting Dale Plemmons, x7494, dplemmon@gustavus.edu.

Please visit with your supervisor to ascertain your eligibility. Information is subject to change.