Retirees Association
 

Benefits for Retirees

Upon retirement, WVU retirees are able to retain several privileges. To take advantage of some privileges, a retiree identification card may be required.

  • Retiree Identification Card
    • Your Mountaineer Card can be updated to identify you as a WVU retiree.  The Card office will do this. Before going to the card office, call them (304.293.2273) to be sure that you are in the WVU system as a retiree. Emeritus faculty will need an additional document from the department that identifies them as emeritus.
    • WVURA membership includes membership in Care.Com , a national organization of caregivers offering nationwide senior caregivers, housekeepers, errand runners, and more. 
    • WVU Perks membership (must enroll). Perks is an online discount program that offers local and national discounts and deals on several everyday items and services.
  • Retiree Email

    • Retiring employees on all WVU campuses (excluding WVU Parkersburg) will automatically receive access to an email account ending with @retiree.wvu.edu. You must submit a personal, non-WVU email address to Benefits Administration at the time you process for retirement so you may be notified when your new account is available. Only Emeriti retirees will still have @mail.wvu.edu accounts.
  • Retiree Pass for free admission for two to all non-revenue sporting events (excludes football and men's basketball). These passes are mailed to retirees every August.  
  • Faculty/Staff discounted rate (20%) for football or men's basketball season tickets.  
  • WVU Library access with activated Mountaineer Card.
  • Discounted computers from Dell with an active WVU email account.    See  computers for more information.  
  • Ride free on the PRT and Mountain Line Transit with activated Mountaineer Card.

If you are over 65:

  • Participate in Silver Sneakers, a free fitness program for seniors. You must be covered by Humana to join.  You can find fitness locations at  Silver Sneakers.
  • Participate in the Reduced Tuition and Fee Program for State Residents. See Board of Governors Policy 14.

If you are emeritus faculty:

  • WVU parking permit at no cost.
  • At the discretion of your department, you might have:
    • Office space
    • Research space
    • Office computer and telephone
    • Conference expenses when presenting WVU research