Miscellaneous Benefits and Services

In addition to essential benefits, FPU offers many extra benefits and services for employees.

Athletic tickets

Faculty and staff along with their families are encouraged to attend Sunbird sporting events. At home, league games are free for employees. Proper identification is required.

Campus Mail Center

The campus Mail Center is located in Alumni Hall. In addition to two U.S. Postal Service pick-ups daily, items may also be shipped by UPS, FedEx or DHL. Operating hours are daily from 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. unless otherwise posted. The Mail Center is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. School Breaks and Summer hours may be subject to change and will be posted.

  • USPS incoming mail: 10:30 a.m.
  • USPS outgoing mail pick up: 1:00 p.m.
  • UPS incoming/outgoing packages: 2:00 p.m.
  • FedEx outgoing packages: 3:00 p.m.
  • DHL by appointment

Casa Pacifica

Casa Pacifica is a retreat facility developed primarily for the use of FPU faculty, students and staff. It is also available to church and school groups, other organizations, and families and friends, when not used by the university.

The three-story "cabin" is located on a 5-acre parcel about 50 miles northeast of Fresno near Shaver Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The facility is designed to sleep up to 24 persons in beds with some additional loft floor sleeping space.

For further details and reservations, contact the Office of Spiritual Formation.

Cellular phone services

Employees and their families are eligible for cellular phone service discounts through Verizon Wireless. Contact the Helpdesk at 559-453-3410 for further details and information.

Check cashing

Personal checks (maximum $25) may be cashed without charge at the Business Office in McDonald Hall. Proper identification is required.

College Hour

Twice a week the college community meets to consider a variety of matters related to Christian faith and life. Staff and administration are encouraged to attend College Hour sessions twice a month. Approval for attendance must be given by your department supervisor; and proper department coverage must be arranged.

Credit union

All FPU employees are eligible to join the Educational Employees Credit Union. Membership and information regarding services is available through the credit union office at 559-437-7700 or applications may be picked up in the Human Resources Office.

Dining services

Employees may purchase discounted meal tickets (10 meals) from Pioneer College Caterers for use in the cafeteria located in the Steinert Student Center.

Drama department

Plays, musicals and other individual performances are presented by the FPU drama department each year. Staff and faculty are invited to attend and receive the "FPU Community" rate which is currently only $5 for mainstage productions. For information, check their current productions or call the Theater Office at 559-453-2056.

Health services

The Nest offers a variety of services available at no charge to employees. The center is located in Schlichting Hall, room 117. Appointments can be made but are not necessary. 

Hiebert Library

All Hiebert Library services are available to faculty and staff. The library is open from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday. Proper identification is required.

Music department

FPU music groups perform throughout the year. For information, check their events and performances or call the Music Department Office at 559-453-2267.

Pacific Bookshop

The Pacific Bookshop sells textbooks, general books, stationery supplies, university clothing, maps, cards, gifts, stamps and confections. Employees receive a 10% discount on purchases excluding books, electronics and already discounted merchandise. The bookshop is located in Alumni Hall and is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Recreational facilities

The Fitness Center and swimming pool are open for use by faculty and staff during normal operating hours. Proper identification is required.