Benefits and Services

Free Classes

Participants in the Older Adult Audit Program are NY State residents age 60 and older who may audit Binghamton University 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.

  • All OAAP participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster. No exceptions will be granted for OAAP participants. Send a copy of your proof of vaccination to Donna Di Stefano, Coordinator of OAAP. Proof of vaccination examples include a screenshot of your Excelsior Pass, or a copy or picture of your COVID-19 vaccination card. Participants must be fully vaccinated with booster by the first day of the term.

    Last day to receive COVID booster for Winter '23:  December 2, 2022
    Last day to receive COVID booster for Spring '23:  December 27, 2022

Contact Harpur Academic Advising at 777-6305.

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

Binghamton University retirees may continue to enjoy the Anderson Center Theatre at faculty/staff rates.

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


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

Check out the Lyceum office or call at 777-2587 for more information.

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.

University Center for Training and Development (UCTD)

University retirees are welcome to participate in computer and other workshops on a space-available basis. For more information, call 777-6362 or visit the UCTD website.

Athletic Events

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

ID Card

You can have your picture taken for your Binghamton University retiree card at the Office of Human Resources in Couper Administration Building room 244.

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.

University Bookstore

Have your retiree ID card with you and receive the same discount as faculty/staff when shopping in our campus bookstore. Check out current offers on the web or by calling 777-2745.


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

Department of Music

The Department of Music offers a wonderful concert calendar all year long.

Binghamton University retirees can continue to use the faculty/staff discount, so find out what is being offered by calling 777-2592.

Campus Recreation

Take part in many aspects of Campus Recreation programming, including Open Recreation & Aquatics, Fitness & Wellness and Outdoor Pursuits. Access is available with a valid retiree ID card to check-in to the Recreation Center at the East Gym during the week, Monday - Friday from 5:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., for open recreation activities (basketball, volleyball, swimming, badminton). Access to the East Gym outdoor tennis courts and track is also available. Rec Center access outside those timeframes requires a membership. Retirees can purchase an All-inclusive Fitness membership or Rec Only membership (at Faculty/Staff rate) for the Rec Center. Spouses and dependent children (age 18 and over) can purchase an all-inclusive membership at the Affiliate rate. Other paid services are personal training, massage, nutrition counseling, or specialty wellness classes.

For memberships, services and class registrations contact the Rec Center Front Desk at 777-7529.

campus recreation asks to call before visiting in order to be given directions on how to comply with the current covid rules. 

Campus Parking

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

Parking services in the Couper Administration Building (AD) Ground Floor will sell the appropriate permit/registration or you can purchase your parking decal online. You can also contact them by calling 777-2279.

University Retirees' Club

All Binghamton University State and Research Foundation retirees and spouses are invited to join this club which meets for lunch at various restaurants. You email the club directly to join their mailing list. 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 13902-600


Borrowing Privileges

With your Binghamton University 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. Remote access services may be restricted due to frequency changing licensing agreements and interlibrary loan request.

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 Binghamton University retirees 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. You may also want to try the Online Reference Shelf, which has many free online resources.

For library hours call 777-2800.

Theatre Department

Binghamton University 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 or go online to the Theatre website.

Health Insurance

After your retirement, please contact the Department of Civil Service - Employee Benefits Division - at (800) 833-4344 for information or look online under Retirees.