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Columbia-specific benefits

In addition to the benefits that are available to all UM System employees, there are some added benefits that MU employees can take advantage of. They range from local publications, to wellness services, to discounts on entertainment, gym memberships and more. These perks are subject to change by the provider.

Counseling Services

Employee Assistance Program
Free confidential service for all employees of the university and their dependents. 573-882-6601


Craft Studio Gallery
Free visits. 573-882-2889

Laws Observatory
Open on clear Wednesday nights with viewing hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 573-882-3335

Museum of Anthropology
Free visits. 573-882-3573

Museum of Art and Archaeology
Free visits. 573-882-3591

State Historical Society
Free visits 573-882-7083

Rogers Gallery
Features traveling exhibits and students work. First floor Stanley Hall. 573-882-7224


Intercollegiate Athletics
Reduced ticket prices for selected sporting events. 573-882-6501

Hearnes Center and Mizzou Arena Events
Discounts on selected events. 573-882-2056

School of Music
Sponsors concert and recitals throughout the year, many of them with free admission. 573-882-2604

Theatre Department
Discounts are available for MU faculty, staff and senior citizens for selected events. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. 573-882-2021

University Concert Series
Sponsors concerts and recitals throughout the year. 573-882-3781

Health and Recreation

A.L. Gustin Golf Course
Season golf pass and MU daily green fee available. 573-882-6061

T.E. Atkins Wellness Program
One program is designed to get faculty and staff at the University of Missouri moving. Participants can purchase a FitBit pedometer at our discounted rate and earn prizes for total mileage milestones.  573-884-1312

Missouri Bariatric Services
25% discount on Ideal Protein products 573-882-5673

Mason Eye Institute
Provides quality patient services in LASIK cataract and other surgeries. 573-884-7710

Recreational Services at MizzouRec
Rate of $25 per month with restricted hours (yearly contract), $36 per month with full access (yearly contract). Additional programs and services (locker rentals, group fitness, personal training, etc.) available for additional cost. 573-882-2066

Shops, Sales and Services

Adaptive Computing Technology Center (ACT)
Helps people with disabilities gain access to computing resources on the MU campus. 573-884-2828

The Mizzou Store
Receive a 10 percent discount on selected items, with most New York Times best-sellers discounted up to 30 percent. 573-882-7611

Tiger Tech
Provides computer systems and related equipment, software, and supplies with varying discounts. 573-882-2131

Missouri Press
Provides 10 percent discount on all books except sale items. 573-882-7641

Forestry Club
Sells Scotch Pine Christmas trees, roping, wreaths, holly and mistletoe the weeks after Thanksgiving and the first week in December. 573-882-7045

Tiger Garden
The full-service floral shop offers seasonal sales of annual and perennial potted plants. 573-884-1191

MU Alumni Association
Membership includes discounts on food, lodging, transportation, clothing, auto, hardware/appliances, entertainment, health/fitness. 573-882-6611

Police Department
Offers free bicycle registration. Also offers free personal-defense programs. 573-882-7201

Food and Restaurants

Bucks Ice Cream
Home of the Missouri Tiger Stripe Ice Cream. 573-882-1088

Meat Laboratory
Get varieties of beef, pork and lamb cuts at special prices. 573-882-0591

University Club and Catering
Club memberships provide participation in wine tastings, dinner theater and other events. 573-882-2586

Culinary Cafe
Lunches available daily during semester. Evening series follows a theme for food and music. 573-884-3899

Campus Dining Services E-Z Charge
Faculty and staff can use E-Z Charge at any CDS location. Scheduled deposits withdrawn from university payroll are also available. 573-882-3663

Development and Professional Training

DoIT Training
IT Training teaches both online and hands-on training year-round. They provide a core group of classes in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and web design. They also offer custom courses, webinars, YouTube videos and hold special learning events. All IT Training courses are available to faculty, staff and students. Courses are free. 573-882-5000

MU School of Music
Provides non-credit, applied music instruction for personal enrichment. 573-882-2604

Craft Studio, Gallery and Darkroom
Membership gives access to the facility and tools to work on personal projects. See URL for membership fees. 573-882-2889

Educational Fee Reduction
Employee dependents are eligible for a 50 percent credit toward the cost of MU courses when employees have completed five years of continuous service in a benefit-eligible position at MU 573-882-7976

HRS Annual Training Conference
More than 50 sessions are offered for all levels of staff: managers, professionals, support staff and service employees. 573-882-7976

MU Libraries
Free access to employees with MU ID card. 573-882-4581

Small Business Development Center
Free management and technical assistance in service, retail, construction or manufacturing. 573-882-7076

Campus Publications

Columbia Missourian
Professional local daily newspaper produced by School of Journalism staff and students. 573-882-4876

Mizzou Wire
MU's online news and features magazine. 573-884-2388

Mizzou Weekly
573-882-7357 Weekly employee newspaper covering topics of interests to faculty and staff.

MIZZOU Magazine
Quarterly publication of the Mizzou Alumni Association. 573-882-7357

MU Info
E-mail updates of campus events and activities distributed weekly during fall and winter semesters and every other week during summer semester. 573-882-2000

Community Fitness Centers

Grindstone Fitness Studio
Membership for $35 per month. Access to gym and additional discount for classes. 573-443-4447

Pro Fitness
A monthly rate of $30 (no enrollment fee) includes participation in all group fitness classes and use of gym equipment. Massage therapy: $30 per hour. 573-446-4348

University employee rate of $29 includes use of all exercise equipment. 573-447-0013

Key Largo
University employee rate: $29.95 per month for one year agreement and includes all group fitness classes, use of fitness club and childcare. Personal training and Boot Camp Challenge available. Located at 701 Hillsdale Road.  573-256-4293

Columbia Jazzercise Center
Employees receive 10 percent off class pass purchases 573-823-7600

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Last updated: Nov. 30, 2017