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Staff Perks

Employment at MSU includes opportunities to enjoy a number of employee perks. We hope this list will provide you with an introduction to some of the many events and facilities that MSU employees can utilize while employed here. Enjoy!

MSU employees and their immediate family are admitted to regular season MSU home sporting events for free by simply showing their MSU staff ID cards at the door. Some exclusions will apply including playoff and tournament events.

Beaver Bucks
The Beaver Bucks is a debit service, which is linked to the MSU ID card. Beaver Bucks can be used at all dining locations, Mini Mizer C-Store, and the MSU Bookstore. By simply depositing money into your account, you can make purchases at various campus locations. A statement of all transactions can be provided for all cardholders upon request. Employees and students who use the Beaver Bucks plan to pay for purchases at the Snackbar and 2nd Floor Cafeteria receive a 10% discount on their purchase. Contact the Student Union Office located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union to open a Beaver Bucks account.

Communication Disorders Clinic
MSU employees and their dependents may utilize the services of the Communication Disorders Clinic at no charge. Services include evaluation and treatment of speech, fluency, language, voice, swallowing and hearing. The clinic is located on the first floor of Memorial Hall, room 109. Contact the Communication Disorders Clinic at 858-3030 for more information.

Council of State Employees (COSE)
The COSE’s mission is to enhance the morale and public image of state employees through the recognition of their personal, civic and work contributions. At the COSE web site (, MSU employees can access lists of discounts available to state employees and the opportunity to order COSE apparel.

MSU employees, and the general public are invited to utilize the Dome’s 1st and 3rd floor walking/running surface during normal hours. Class schedules and MSU Athletics may affect availability. The racquetball courts are available for free use by MSU employees. The racquetball courts must be reserved in advance. Please contact the MSU Athletics Office for reservations or questions at 858-3041.

Fitness Center
The MSU Fitness Center is located on the east side of Swain Hall. The Fitness Center is open when class is in session from 7am-8pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 9am-3pm. Special events may affect Fitness Center availability. MSU employees may access the Fitness Center by showing their MSU staff ID card to the Fitness Center attendant.

IT Central
The following software is available free for home installation for all Minot State University staff: MacAfee Antivirus Software (current version). Under the Work at Home Agreements with Microsoft and SPSS, if the following software is installed on your campus computer, you may also install it on your personal home computer: Microsoft Office (current version) and SPSS Statistical Package. Contact the IT Office at 858-4444 for more information.

Movie Tickets
Discounted movie tickets are available to MSU employees at the MSU Bookstore for use at Carmike Cinema at Dakota Square. The discounted tickets may not be used for Sony releases during the first 2 weeks that the movie shows. Contact the Bookstore for more information at 858-3220.

The MSU Division of Music presents several recitals and concerts throughout the year which are free to the public. Staff, faculty and students are admitted to the Minot Symphony Orchestra concerts with a current MSU ID. Other events such as the Western Plains Opera, Chamber Chorale, and International Artists Series are not MSU events and are not included in the free events. Contact the Music Division (858-3185) or Symphony Orchestra Office (858-4228) for more information.

Olson Library
MSU employees may obtain a library card by bringing their MSU ID card to the library to be activated. MSU staff and faculty are allowed extended checkout periods and may access interlibrary loan services. Contact the Library at 858-3200 with any questions.

The MSU Pool is located on the first floor of the Student Union. The pool is open to employees and their dependents from 7-8:30pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. MSU employees and their dependents will be admitted to the pool with MSU employee ID.

Student Health & Development Center
The Student Health and Development Center offers blood pressure checks, immunizations and the opportunity to participate in the Healthy Lifestyle Program to MSU employees. Contact Student Health at 858-3371 for questions or appointments.

The MSU Theater Department produces a number of dramatic productions including the very popular MSU Summer Theatre series. MSU employees and dependents living at home are admitted to these events for free with employee ID. Black Box and Campus Player productions are not included. Contact the Theater Department at 858-3172 with questions or the Summer Theatre Reservation number (858-3228) to reserve summer theater seats.

Information subject to change.

Contact the appropriate department with questions regarding policies.