Office of the Provost

The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

19.A General Principles

Retired faculty members are encouraged to continue to be involved with the University’s intellectual and cultural life, and the Regents have instituted policies that give faculty a wide range of retirement benefits and options that make a continuing relationship possible. U-M retiree ID cards enable retired faculty and staff to take advantage of many of the privileges available as active employees.
Opportunities available to retired faculty may include:

  • Assistance through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
  • Temporary employment
  • Purchase athletic tickets
  • Access to recreation sports facilities
  • Library privileges
  • Computing services
  • Some parking privileges
  • Ability to join U-M retiree organizations

Additional opportunities may be available to retired faculty to whom the Regents award emeritus/emerita status. See section 19.K "Emeritus/Emerita Status" in the online version.
See the benefits website for more information at:

Faculty Handbook: Retirement, Emeritus/Emerita Status: