University Benefits

Typical University benefits for retirees may include:

  • A new Google email account for life using your existing email address, including 20GB file storage in Google Drive. For details, visit SpiderTechNet.
  • Access to on-campus library borrowing privileges of physical materials. Access to online library resources by visiting campus and utilizing public or personal devices connected to the campus network. Joining the Osher program will allow continued access to remote online library resources*
  • If interested in purchasing your University computer upon retirement, visit SpiderTechNet.
  • Parking sticker*
  • Tuition remission benefits for full-time staff and faculty* (see below for details)
  • Retirees and their spouses may join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through a special membership rate for UR faculty and staff and retirees. Your first one-year Silver membership as a retiree is FREE, followed by $25 each per year* (Does not include spouse's membership. Retail value: $75!)
  • University employee discounts*
  • Invitations to University events*
  • Membership into the Spider retiree's social organization (founded as the Dunlora Society)! Human Resources hosts two social events per year with a presentation/performance. It’s a great opportunity for you and a guest to stay engaged with other retirees from the University and keep the shared sense of Spider camaraderie alive. *Invitations will be sent to your address, so make sure you set up forwarding so it will bounce over to your personal address.

*Spouse will continue to receive benefits upon retirees death, as long as they remain unmarried.

Just because an employee meets the definition of retiree, they are not necessarily eligible to continue health insurance benefits. Some retirees may have additional benefits because they participate in programs, such as early retirement, or were hired prior to certain dates that determine eligibility.

The University retains sole discretion in determining the benefits made available under this section. Use of any of these benefits by the retiree is subject to the rules and regulations which govern the administration of the benefit.

Medical Benefits

For detailed information regarding retiree medical benefits, see Retired Insurance Coverage.

Tuition Benefits

Full-time employees who have become deceased, totally disabled or retired and who, at the time disability began or at the time of retirement, had been continuously employed by the University for three years shall receive the tuition remission benefits for themselves and eligible family members that would have been theirs had the employee not become deceased, disabled, or retired.

The words "tuition remission benefits that would have been theirs" means the tuition benefits available at the time application for such benefits is made, not the tuition remission benefits in effect at the time of death, disability, or retirement.