Perks for Retirees


Retired staff and faculty may purchase season tickets for football and basketball at the same rate as those currently employed (based on availability). Retired staff and faculty who have more than five years of service may purchase a pass to use athletic facilities.

Ticket Information at 434.924.8821
Intramural-Recreational Sports at 434.924.3791

Birdwood Golf Course

Full-time staff or faculty who retire are eligible to continue receiving the employee rate on membership. Proof of full-time employment status may be required if information is not on file at Birdwood.

Birdwood: 434.293.4653


A 10% discount on books is available to retired faculty and staff. The bookstore prefers that retirees present an ID card.

Bookstore: 434.924.3721

Colonnade Club

Retired faculty and staff who were active members for at least 10 consecutive years become honorary members and receive lifetime membership and all privileges at half cost. Retirees with fewer than 10 years of membership may retain membership at full cost.

Colonnade Club: 434.924.3532

Course Offerings

All members of the community may take courses. Information concerning education benefits for senior citizens (60 years or older) is available from Continuing Education.

Continuing Education: 434.982.5313

Employee Connection

This program offers a single point of contact for arranging primary and specialty care appointments at the UVA Medical Center. Employee Connection gives you access to a primary care appointment within three business days, specialty care appointments within seven business days, and radiology (diagnostic testing) appointments within three days. A UVA Employee Connection ambassador is on hand to answer your calls Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call to speak with an ambassador or visit the website.

Employee Connection: 434.243.3675

I.D. Cards

I.D. cards may be obtained at the Card Office in Observatory Hill Dining Hall, Lower Level, from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you already have an I.D. card, you may have it updated.

Card Office: 434.924.4508


Retired staff and faculty who can prove Virginia residency may be cardholders at no cost.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a nonprofit university-related foundation that provides stimulating short courses, lectures, and field trips designed for adults age 50 and older. Programs are offered during the day at convenient locations. OLLI is a volunteer, member-directed organization supported by modest fees for membership and tuition, as well as by grants and donations. OLLI at UVA brings together people of diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in continuing intellectual activity and invigorating social interaction. It is part of the Bernard Osher Foundation, a national network of lifelong learning institutes.

OLLI Online


Emeriti faculty receive gold permits at no charge. You must provide Parking and Transportation with a copy of the letter indicating election to Emeritus status.

Parking Services: 434.924.7231

Research/Education Travel Program

Emeriti faculty may apply for limited travel grants each year through the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Office of the Vice President for Research: 434.924.3990

Retired Faculty Association

Retired faculty and spouses are eligible for membership at minimal cost. This organization facilitates communication with the administration and schedules special programs.

Retired Faculty Association

Special Arrangements

Some departments and schools may make arrangements to satisfy specific needs of retired faculty. Interested retirees should inquire of the appropriate dean or department head.