NY State residents 60 and older may audit BU 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.
Contact Harpur Academic Advising at 777-6305.
Keeping up with the BU News
Inside, Binghamton University's weekly newspaper, can be mailed to your home address. You
can also read the Inside on the University's website.
Dateline, our daily electronic news, is still available through your computer account.
Campus e-mail is available to retirees (with 10 years of service). Call the Helpdesk at 777-6420 to start or continue your account.
BU 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.
Check out the program at our new Events Center! BU 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).
You can have your picture taken for your BU 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.
Notify the Telecommunications office if you want to continue services you had prior
Services include discounts on cell phone, Roadrunner, and digital phone. You can reach Telecommunications at 777-2524.
Department of Music
The Department of Music offers a wonderful concert calendar all year long.
BU retirees can continue to use the faculty/staff discount, so find out what is being offered by searching under Concert Information or by calling 777-2592.
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 or look online what is currently being offered.
You will be able to purchase parking privileges at the same rate that you did when
you were employed.
Parking services in the Cooper Administration Building (AD) Ground Floor will sell the appropriate permit/registration. You can also contact them by calling 777-2279.
University Retirees' Club
All BU State and Research Foundation retirees and spouses are invited to join this club which meets for lunch at various restaurants. 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
PO Box: 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
With your BU 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.
The Libraries' online catalog is freely available to all. Databases, e-journals, and e-books to which the Libraries subscribe are available for BU 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. For more information about both of these programs, see our guide to New York State Online Resources. You may also want to try the Online Reference Shelf, which has many free online resources.
For library hours call 777-2800 or go online.
BU 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.
Do you need to have a document notarized? Schedule an appointment with one of our notaries by calling 777-4185 or 777-2129. Important: Be sure to have your photo ID with you and do NOT sign the document before meeting with a notary. The notary, located in the Office of Human Resources, must watch you sign the document.
After your retirement, please contact the Department of Civil Service - Employee Benefits Division - at 1-800-833-4344 for information or look online under Retirees.
Retiree Services Coordinator & Records Manager
Phone (607) 777-5959
I would like to introduce myself as the Retiree Services Coordinator for the Binghamton
Our mission is to affirm and remain connected with State and Research Foundation retires from Binghamton University by:
- Acknowledging your service and commitment to the University.
- Offering services and privileges to you as BU retirees.
- Providing information and updates about the university community.
- Assessing your needs and interests as retirees and investigating options to meet your