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I would like to introduce myself as the new Retiree Services Coordinator for the Binghamton University Campus.

Our mission is to affirm and remain connected with State and Research Foundation retires from Binghamton University by:

  • Acknowledging your service and commitment to the University.
  • Offering services and privileges to you as BU retirees.
  • Providing information and updates about the university community.
  • Assessing your needs and interests as retirees and investigating options to meet your needs.

Retiree Services Brochure

Free Classes

NY State residents 60 and older may audit BU courses free of charge on a space available basis with the permission of the instructor. While certain restrictions apply, this is available to all SUNY institutions and schools.
Contact Continuing Education and Outreach at 777-2792

Keeping Up with the BU News

Inside BU can be mailed to your home address. You can also read the Inside BU on the University's website at www.binghamton.edu.

Dateline, our daily electronic news, is still available through your computer account.

Computing Services

Campus e-mail is available to retirees (with 10 years of service). Call the Helpdesk at 777-6420 to start or continue your account.

Anderson Center

BU retirees may continue to enjoy the Anderson Center theatre at faculty/staff rates.

Please call the Box Office for tickets and information....777-2787.

Lyceum

Lyceum is a "lifetime learning association" for adult learners over age 50. It offers fun opportunities to learn among peers.

Call the Lyceum office at 777-2587 or for more information, visit http://soe.binghamton.edu/community/lyceum.html.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Confidential assessment, referral counseling services, and on campus wellness programs are available to retirees and their families. Or, check out the free lending library! Visit EAP on the internet or call for an appointment at 777-6655.

Athletic Events

Check out the program at our new Events Center! BU retirees will continue to receive the same discount as active faculty/staff. You can find all the events offered by calling 777-SLAM (777-7526) or at www.bubearcats.com.

ID Card

You can have your picture taken for your BU retiree card at the Payroll Distribution Center.

Call 777-6284 for service hours. If your picture is still in the system, you can simply call to have a new card mailed to you.

Telecommunication

Notify the Telecommunications office if you want to continue services you had prior to retirement.

Services include discounts on cell phone, Roadrunner, and digital phone.
You can reach Telecommunications at 777-2524.

Department of Music

The Department of Music offers a wonderful concert calendar all year long.
BU retirees can continue to use the faculty/staff discount, so find out what is being offered by going to the Concert Calendar or by calling 777-2592.

Campus Recreation

"FitSpace Affiliate" memberships, which include a state of the art fitness center and unlimited access to group exercise classes, are available to retirees. Or, you may be interested in a paid recreation membership, offering access to the swimming pool, weight room and racquetball/handball courts during posted hours.

Call 777-3072 or look online what is currently being offered.

Parking on campus

You will be able to purchase parking privileges at the same rate that you did when you were employed.

Parking services in the Cooper Administration Building (AD) Ground Floor will sell the appropriate permit/registration. You can also contact them by calling 777-2279.

University Retirees' Club

All BU State and Research Foundation retirees and spouses are invited to join this club which meets for lunch at various restaurants. Whether you live here locally or have moved, this is another opportunity to stay connected with campus friends.

To join, send a $ 5 check for your dues to:

Treasurer: SUNY- B Retirees Club
Binghamton University
PO Box: 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Library


Borrowing Privileges

With your BU ID Retiree Card, you may obtain courtesy borrowing privileges. May borrow books and government documents for a 4-week loan period. 50-book limit. Emeritus Faculty retain the same library borrowing privileges as given pre-retirement. Interlibrary Loan services are only available for current University faculty, staff and students.

Electronic Resources

The Libraries' online catalog is freely available to all. Databases, e-journals, and e-books to which the Libraries subscribe are available for BU retirees and alumni guests to use on campus. Restrictions in the subscription licensing agreements for these resources preclude their off-campus use.

All New York State residents have access to the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVEL), which includes the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references. All you need to log in is your New York State Driver License ID or DMV Non-Driver Photo ID. New York State residents may also apply for a library card from the New York Public Library, which can be used to access over 80 of NYPL's online databases from home. For more information about both of these programs, see our guide to New York State Online Resources. You may also want to try the Online Reference Shelf, which has many free online resources.

Theatre Department

BU retirees will be able to continue their previous discount as faculty/staff.
Do you want to inquire about the exciting performances offered this season, please call 777-2567.

Health Insurance

After your retirement, please contact the Department of Civil Service - Employee Benefits Division - at 1-800-833-4344 for information or look online at http://www.cs.state.ny.us/retirees.

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Last Updated: 9/2/14