Office of the Provost

The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook

Chapter 19.
Retirement, Emeritus/Emerita Status

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: