Retiree Member Benefits

A retired employee is defined as a former employee who is receiving a retirement benefit immediately following the date of separation from an Arizona university-sponsored retirement program. See also:
  • Retiree FAQ page
  • (insurance, retirement funds, and campus benefits). 

Finding Former Colleagues
Use the UA on-line phone book to find former colleagues (click on

Benefit examples (for all UA retirees meeting the UA definition are:

  • FREE ZONE-ONE PARKING PERMIT (you must apply) - see Parking and Transportation Services for more information.
  • CAT CARD - used for on-campus discounts at museums, bookstore, athletic events, library
  • NET ID - for access to library and other campus information technology sources.
  • EMAIL (accounts, forwarding, storage). You retain your email name and Net ID - this is automatic when you officially retire and you do not have to make a special request.
  • QUALIFIED TUITION REDUCTION PROGRAM for retiree and qualified dependents. For detailed information, go here.

Additional BENEFITS of being a UARA member include:

  • attending special eminars when scheduled (topics have included economy, insider's view of KUAT Desert Speaks, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diet, senior scams, valley fever, and much more)
  • attending four annual luncheons at different up-scale venues (may include guest speaker)
  • receiving Newsletters with information of interest, such as medical and retirement benefit changes, legislative updates, activities and events on and off campus.
  • meeting other retirees at luncheons and seminars
  • participating in interest groups
  • attending Council meetings (sometimes includes guest speakers) for discussion - see the "About Us" tab at top of any page.