The Benefits of K

As an employee of Kalamazoo College, you have access to an extended range of value added benefits.

Car Rental

Special pricing for auto rentals. Obtain auto rental rates through Enterprise as low as $33 by referencing code XZ20936. Visit Enterprise or call 269-372-1234, for more details.

Cellular Phone Service

Receive a discount with Verizon Wireless New and existing customers receive 18% off most voice plans $40 and higher. Discounts may also be available on equipment. Visit Verizon Wireless Discount. You will need your kzoo.edu email.

Child Care

Provided by our Employee Assistance Program Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.


Community Reflections

Reflect upon subjects in the K College community Community Reflections take place every Friday of the quarter at 11am in Stetson Chapel. Visit Religious and Spiritual Life for details.

Continuing Education

Build your skills and knowledge You may audit* K classes. Also, access free resources by visiting Learning and Development.


Dining Services

Easy, convenient meals Load funds onto your ID for use at Dining Services locations on campus. Funds for dining services are loaded in the Dining Services Office in Hicks.


Emotional Support

Provided by our Employee Assistance Program Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.


Financial Information

Provided by our Employee Assistance Program Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.


Health Insurance – Open Enrollment

Make changes to your health insurance Flex Spending Account Open Enrollment occurs in October for renewal January 1.
Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance Open Enrollment is in May for renewal July 1. Please visit Benefits.


Health, Vision, Dental Insurance and Retirement

Designed to support you and your family Available coverage* includes health, life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurances, flexible spending accounts and retirement savings. Visit Emeriti Retirement Healthcare Savings Program for more details.


Holiday Schedule

10 paid calendar Holidays, plus academic break time Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Memorial Day. Additional academic break days are at the discretion of the President’s Staff.


Hornet Events

Cheer our hornets on to victory Bring your K ID to home sporting events for free admission for you and your immediate family members. Visit Kalamazoo College Hornets for event schedules. (guests without ID subject to fees)


Identification Card

Your K ID card has many benefits Use your K ID for free admission to K home sporting events, Zoo Flicks, convenient on-campus dining, access to the Wellness Room and certain campus buildings. IDs are issued through Campus Safety located in Hicks.

Identity Theft Program

Combat Identity Theft This program provides resolution services to help you work through critical identity theft issues. For assistance, call 1-800-854-1446 or visit Unum Life Balance.

Leaves of Absence

Take approved time off for personal or medical reasons Each situation is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Human Resources at or 269-337-7223 for more details.

Legal Assistance

Provided by our Employee Assistance Program Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.

Library Benefits

Materials Check Out and Inter-Library Loans Check items out from K’s Library. Still looking for something? Visit the circulation desk for assistance in obtaining your desired item from a partner library, delivered to K for your convenience.

Employee Assistance Program

Free, confidential service Offers information and referrals on a wide variety of topics, such as finding qualified child care, pet care, summer care, and senior care facilities, educational programs, adoption, and financial information, legal consultation for most legal issues. Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.

Paid Time Off

Paid time to balance your personal and professional lives Types of Paid Time Off include vacation, emergency time, holidays (see Holiday Schedule), academic break time, jury duty and bereavement.

Pet Care

Provided by Unum’s Life Assistance Program Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling 1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.


Retiree Support

Continue to benefit from your time with K into retirement Access to healthcare coverage and other support continues* into retirement. Contact Human Resources or 269-337-7223 for more details.


Retirement Planning

Personal Retirement Planning Meet one-on-one with a representative through TIAA for personal retirement planning assistance. Set-up a TIAA account and login to schedule an appointment at your workplace.


Senior Care

Provided by Unum’s Employee Assistance Program Locate referrals for services and additional information by calling
1-800-854-1446 or visiting Unum Life Balance.


Travel Program

Protection when you travel domestically or internationally by Unum Services include emergency medical evacuation, 24-hour multilingual assistance, pre-trip planning services, medical referrals and assistance with lost/ stolen items.
1-800-872-1414 Reference number 01-AA-UN-762490


Tuition Remission

Financial support for your child’s education Provides full tuition benefit* at Kalamazoo College. At other GLCA schools, the student is charged a tuition* share equal to 15% of average tuition of participating schools. Visit the Tuition Remission website.


Vision Program

Discounted vision All employees and their families may use the Vision Advantage Program at any Rx Optical location. Discounts on exams, glasses and contacts for children and adults. Reference membership #KCL1847, Plan #313.


Wellness Program

Faculty and staff wellness program Coordinated by Jen Bailey, employees have access to the Fitness & Wellness Center, assessment and coaching, seminars/ workshops, smoking cessation, pilates, yoga, circuit training, zumba, swimming, walking program, chair massage and weight training. Visit Fitness and Wellness Center.


Zoo Flicks

Free movies before home release Bring your K ID for free admission to Zoo Flicks for you and your immediate family members. Movies run on Fridays at 9:30pm in Dewing 103 during the academic year. Visit Zoo Flicks for the list of movies. (guests without ID subject to fees)


*Restrictions Apply