The Retirement Connection
What is The Retirement Connection?
Our interest in faculty and staff doesn't end upon retirement. The Retirement Connection is Mason's way of inviting you to keep in touch with your Mason community and colleagues after you retire. Launched in 2004, the Retirement Connection begins within a few weeks of your retirement. Each eligible Mason retiree receives a retirement package containing an array of items generously donated by various University departments. It includes:
- Two complimentary tickets to a performance at the Center for the Arts
- Two complimentary tickets to a George Mason basketball game of choice
- A one-year complimentary parking pass
- Additionally, any Mason retiree (regardless of retirement date) with 15+ years of service can continue their Mason parking (budget and space permitting) for $15 (the administrative cost of a hangtag).
- Faculty members duly appointed to emeritus status by the George Mason University Board of Visitors are eligible to receive one free parking permit upon proof of status (excerpted from the parking website)
- A 30-day free pass to Mason Recreation facilities after which:
- Retirees with 20+ years of service continue to receive the faculty/staff rate for Mason Recreation.
- Retirees with 30+ years of service receive a complimentary lifetime pass to Mason Recreation.
- Retirement resource information including:
In addition, retirees are encouraged to obtain the Mason Retiree ID card which affords the holder the same privileges enjoyed with their current Mason ID and which has no expiration date. Additionally retirees:
- Can keep their Mason email address
- Have library privileges with their Mason retiree ID. Faculty and staff retirees are able to access library services, including borrowing of circulating materilas. Due to licensing restrictions, however, access to a range of digital resources is available only on-site at any of the university's libraries.
- Receive life/work connections discounts; please visit http://hr.gmu.edu/worklife/discounts
We hope you will consider joining us to:
- Attend an event
- Take a class
- Work part-time (after a bona fide break in service)
In short, we invite our retirees to stay connected to Mason on your terms. When, where, and how you want.
What's Happening at Mason?
Mason Spirit, for alumni and friends of George Mason University
Mason Gazette (archive)
Sports and the Arts
Freedom Center (SciTech)
Senior citizen waiver program at Mason (University Registrar; age 60+; conditions apply)
Learning Solutions FAQ (including senior citizen waiver)
Emeriti Faculty ResourcesEmeriti Faculty Research Room, Fenwick Library
Policies and Procedures (updated 4/2012)
Department Chair Memo
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Handy to Have Mason Related Links