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Emeriti Faculty and Staff Benefits

Retired Shepherd University faculty and staff who have been granted emeritus/emerita status are entitled to many of the same benefits to which active employees are entitled.  Emeriti faculty and staff should retain their Rambler Card when they retire; it will be needed in order to access many of the benefits listed below.

Shepherd University Email Accounts

Emeriti faculty and staff may retain their Shepherd University email account.  By remaining on the employee listserv(s) they will continue to see announcements of campus events and other relevant information.

Arts and Cultural Events

Reduced admission rates are offered to emeriti faculty and staff for many campus events.  Examples of such activities include student musical and theatrical performances and events sponsored by the Performing Arts Series at Shepherd (PASS) and the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF).

Athletic Events

Emeriti faculty and staff are eligible for free access to Shepherd University athletic events.  Each faculty and staff member may bring one guest to these events, also at no charge.


Faculty and staff with emeritus status are eligible for the same discount that is available to active employees in the University Bookstore.  The Bookstore offers a complete line of trade books, textbooks, school supplies, office supplies, clothing, imprinted items, and miscellaneous items.

Library Privileges

Emeriti faculty and staff may use the facilities, collections, and information services of the Scarborough Library.

Wellness Center

The Shepherd University Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility which includes a swimming pool, exercise equipment, and a running/walking track.  Emeriti faculty and staff are eligible for the employee discount for Wellness Center memberships.

Tuition Waivers

Faculty and staff with emeritus status are eligible for tuition waivers of up to six credits per semester of graduate or undergraduate courses.  Please click here for instructions on how to access this benefit.  Emeriti faculty and staff are not eligible for the Spouse or Dependent Tuition Waiver program.