Human Resources and Payroll



The Retirement Connection


The Retirement Connection recognizes that retired faculty and staff are valued members of the Mason community.  As you move on to retirement, please stay connected to Mason by utilizing any of the special privileges and resources outlined on this page.*

Retiree Packet

Within several weeks of retirement, each eligible Mason retiree is mailed a packet with information about redeeming the following complimentary items:


Retiree ID

Retirees can obtain a special ID card, which has no expiration and is designed to provide retirees with the same privileges and discounts as a Mason faculty or staff member:

Obtain your retiree ID at the Mason Card Office at 1203 Sub 1.


Parking for Retirees

Retirees who will be visiting the Mason campus can obtain a parking pass.

Which Permit Can I Receive?
How to Receive a Retiree Parking Permit
Terms and Conditions


Email for Retirees

All retirees are welcome to continue using their current mason email address! Please remember, the same policies apply to using a Mason email even after retirement.



Retired Faculty Association

The Retired Faculty Association invites all Mason retired instructional, research and administrative faculty, and those nearing retirement to become members. The Retired Faculty Association provides a connection to colleagues, community, cultural activities, news and information. 

Please see the Retired Faculty Association website to learn more and become an active member.



Learning/Education for Retirees

There are many opportunities to continue learning and growing in your retirement years.

Osher Lifelong Institute at George Mason University

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI) offers intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. Enjoy access to unlimited courses with no homework, no exams, no required college degree and no age threshold.

Encore Learning

Encore Learning offers a wide variety of college-level noncredit courses, clubs, special events and activities to meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50. Members explore and share new ideas and develop new friendships inside and outside of classrooms.

Senior Citizen Waiver Program

Eligible Virginia residents (requires legal domicile for one year) that are 60 years of age or older are entitled to enroll to audit (no academic credit received) up to three academic credit courses per semester and pay no tuition or fees, except fees established for the purpose of paying for course materials or laboratory fees.



Work Part-time or Temporarily

Retirees who choose to return to work at Mason should keep the following guidelines in mind:


Important Links

HR and Payroll Benefits
Emeriti Faculty Research Room, Fenwick Library
Mason Human Resources and Payroll Discounts
Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) of Virginia Discounts


*Please note that use of Mason retiree perks and privileges are subject to management discretion and University policy and procedures.