Purpose

The Retired Faculty Association of the University of Virginia (RFA) will provide a means for communication between the University of Virginia and its retired faculty, and permit the scheduling of events and programs for its members on a continuing basis.

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Perks

Athletics – Retired staff and faculty may purchase season tickets for football and basketball at the same rate as those currently employed (based on availability). Retired staff and faculty that have more than five years of service may purchase a pass for use of athletic facilities. (Ticket Information at 434.924.8821; Intramural-Recreational Sports at 434.924.3791)

Birdwood – Any full-time staff or faculty member who retires is eligible to continue receiving the employee rate on membership. Proof of full-time employment status may be required if information is not on file at Birdwood (434.293.4653).

Bookstore – A 10% discount on books is available to retired faculty and staff. The bookstore prefers that retirees present an ID card (434.924.3721).

Colonnade Club – Retired faculty and staff who were active members for at least ten consecutive years become “honorary” members and receive lifetime membership and all privileges at half the cost. Retirees with less than 10 years of membership may retain membership at full cost (434.924.3532).

Course Offerings – Any member of the community may take courses. Information concerning education benefits for senior citizens (60 years or older) is available from Continuing Education (434.982.5313).

Employee Connection – This program offers a single point of contact for arranging primary and specialty care appointments at the UVa Medical Center. Employee Connection gives you access to a primary care appointment within three business days, specialty care appointments within seven business days, and radiology (diagnostic testing) appointments within three days. A UVa Employee Connection ambassador is on hand to answer your calls Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can call 434.243.3675 to speak with an ambassador or visit the Employee Connection page for details.

I.D. Cards – I.D. cards may be obtained at the Card Office in Observatory Hill Dining Hall, Lower Level, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at other than registration times. Those currently holding an I.D. card may have it updated (434.924.4508).

Library – Retired staff and faculty who can show that they are residents of Virginia may be cardholders at no cost.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a nonprofit university-related foundation that provides stimulating short courses, lectures and field trips designed for adults who are age 50 and older. Programs are offered during the day at convenient locations. OLLI is a volunteer, member-directed organization supported by modest fees for membership and tuition, as well as by grants and donations. OLLI at UVa brings together people of diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in continuing intellectual activity and invigorating social interaction. It is part of the Bernard Osher Foundation, a national network of lifelong learning institutes. Visit OLLI Online for details.

Parking – Retired staff who are 65 years or older may purchase blue stickers at a reduced annual cost (434.924.7231). Emeriti faculty receive gold permits at no charge. You must provide Parking and Transportation with a copy of the letter indicating election to Emeritus status.

Research/Education Travel Program – Emeriti faculty may apply for limited travel grants each year through the office of the Vice President for Research (434.924.3990).

Retired Faculty Association – All retired faculty and spouses are eligible for membership (minimal dues). This organization facilitates communication with the administration and schedules special programs.

Special Arrangements – Some departments and schools may make arrangements to satisfy specific needs of retired faculty. Interested retirees should inquire of the appropriate dean or department head.

University Cemetery For eligibility and the availability of cemetery plots and Columbarium vaults, go to http://www.virginia.edu/uvacemetery/eligibility.html