First and foremost, thank you for your dedicated service to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey!
Welcome to the Rutgers Retired Faculty and Staff Association (RFSA), the official source of information for retirees to facilitate the ongoing relationship and continued engagement of Rutgers faculty and staff who have officially retired from the university.
Through this website, you will find information regarding the benefits and privileges to which retirees at Rutgers University are entitled, whether through their participation in the New Jersey State-administered health and retirement programs or as non-State benefits extended exclusively to Rutgers retirees.
Rutgers owes you a debt of gratitude for your many years of service, and the university can continue to benefit from your ongoing contributions post-retirement. Thank you, and GO RU!
- Retiree Email Account
Retirees may establish a retiree email account through Scarletmail. To set up your retiree email account, please visit netid.rutgers.edu. On the first screen, please select Service Activation. On the next screen, please choose ScarletApps. You will be prompted to confirm your NetID and password. Once NetID and password have been confirmed, you will receive a message indicating that your Scarletmail account has been established. Your new email address will be your firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical assistance in creating your scarletmail account, please contact the Rutgers OIT HelpDesk at 848-932-4357.
- Retiree ID Card
Retirees may obtain a retiree id card in person by visiting one of our ID card management locations:
- University Human Resources, ASB II, 57 US Hwy 1, New Brunswick, NJ
- Blumenthal Hall, 3rd Floor, 249 University Avenue, Newark, NJ
- Camden Campus Center, Main Floor-Impact Booth, 326 Penn St, Camden, NJ
In order to receive your new retiree id card, you must present a government issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. You are also required to return your old Rutgers ID card.
The retiree ID card provides the following benefits:
- Retirees may use the university dining halls by presenting their Retiree Photo ID Card. For information about dining services, visit the Dining Services website.
- Retirees may use the Rutgers golf course by presenting their Retiree Photo ID Card. Reduced rates are available during the week. Call 732-445-2631 for more information or visit the Rutgers Institutional Planning and Operation website.
- Retirees may use their Retiree Photo ID Card to obtain library privileges.
- Retirees may use recreational facilities by presenting their Retiree Photo ID Card. A user fee may apply for some activities. For more information call 732-445-0462, (New Brunswick), 973-353-5474 (Newark), or 856-225-6197 (Camden).
- Rutgers Cinema offers tickets at a discounted price with a valid Rutgers Retiree Photo ID (to be presented upon retrieving tickets at the theater). For more information, please visit their website at rutgerscinema.com or by calling 848-445-1124.
- Rutgers Faculty and Staff Assistance Program services are available upon presentation of the Retiree Photo ID Card. Call 848-932-3020 or visit the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program website for more information.
- Retiree Benefits
Contact the Ticket Office at 732-445-2766 for special rates to Rutgers University-New Brunswick Scarlet Knights athletic events. For information on Rutgers Scarlet Knights Athletics, visit the Scarlet Knights website.
Retirees are eligible to ride the campus bus system in the New Brunswick area. Call 732-932-7817 for more information or visit the Transportation Services website.
The Rutgers University Department of Fire and Emergency Services offers a National Safety Council defensive driving course that provides an auto insurance discount to drivers who successfully complete the program. The discount remains in effect for 3 years and is renewable by retaking the course. Check with your auto insurance company to ascertain the amount of savings. To register, call 732-445-4902.
To qualify for the Emeritus designation, full-time legacy Rutgers professors must meet any one of the following criteria: retire with a minimum of 10 years of university service, or have a minimum of 5 years of university service plus a sufficient number of years in a professional capacity with an accredited university or college totaling at least 10 years. Designees will receive an Emeritus certificate from the president. For more information, please review University Policy 60.5.3 Other Academic Titles and Definitions of Academic Titles.
As a retiree, you may arrange for free retiree parking in any of the non-gated lots on campus. Your parking is initially valid for two years, and is renewable. To arrange your retiree parking, please visit DOTSHELP.rutgers.edu, select GET HELP to complete your request. Please be sure to provide your vehicle information (make, model, color of vehicle and license plate number). Assistance with retiree parking is also provided by contacting the Rutgers Retired Faculty & Staff Center.
Memberships are available for all Rutgers retirees for a $25 yearly fee ($12.50 for a half year membership beginning in July). Membership includes reciprocity with over 100 University Clubs throughout the world. Having a Rutgers Club membership also entitles retirees to book an event for your next party or gathering and also allows for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. For additional information, please call 848-932-7139.
- Retiree Educational Benefits
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University (OLLI-RU) is for individuals over 50 who are looking for an opportunity to expand their horizons, learn in an engaging environment, and meet new friends. OLLI-RU offers noncredit education that is stimulating, friendly, and informal and there are no tests and no grades! You will be part of a learning community that is full of diversity, insight, wisdom, intellectual and cultural stimulation, and friendship. For additional information, visit https://olliru.rutgers.edu/.
Retired employees and their dependent children may qualify for tuition remission under the following conditions:
- Must be retired from a full-time regularly appointed position under the terms of a university retirement program after 25 years of Rutgers employment or after attaining age 60 with 10 or more years of Rutgers employment.
- Children of retired employees must establish their eligibility each academic term.
- Child must be the biological, adopted, or stepchild of the retired employee.
- Child must be a retired employee’s dependent.
- Child must have been the retired employee’s dependent prior to the effective date of retirement.
- Must comply with all administrative and academic requirements.
- Must be admitted to and enrolled in one of the undergraduate divisions of the university as a full-time or part-time student studying for his or her first baccalaureate degree.
For additional eligibility information, you may contact the OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center at 732-745-SERV (7378) or visit the Eligibility Requirements for Tuition Remission OneSource Self Service Portal Knowledge Article.
Senior Citizen Audit Program
This special program was created by the Rutgers University Board of Governors to permit retired New Jersey residents, age 62 or older, to attend courses on a space-available, noncredit basis. There are no tuition costs for auditing courses. For more information, visit the Rutgers in the Community website.
- Retired Faculty and Staff Center
In addition to serving as a link between retired staff and faculty members and the university, the RFSA also maintains the Retired Faculty and Staff Center located at ASB II, 57 US Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ, which serves as a meeting place for retired faculty and staff, as a resource for Rutgers retirees and faculty and staff members considering retirement, and as a venue for events which benefit university retirees.
Contact the Rutgers Retired Faculty and Staff Center
Administrative Services Building II
57 U.S. Highway 1
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 745-7378
- Returning to Work at Rutgers?
You’ve already committed your professional life to making Rutgers a great place to live, work and learn, so it’s only natural that you might consider coming back on a part-time or full-time basis after retiring from the university. While State laws and retirement system regulations do not expressly prohibit retirees from returning to the Rutgers workforce, you should be aware that failing to meet retirement system rules upon returning to work can have very serious implications for your retirement benefits, including invalidating a bona fide retirement and requiring retirees to pay back any retirement benefits which were already received.
If you are considering coming back to Rutgers in any capacity after you have begun drawing down on your State retirement benefits, you are strongly encouraged to talk to the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits to ensure that you meet all rules and regulations established by the State of New Jersey.
For additional information, please review the following resources:
- Helpful Resources
The Rutgers Retired Faculty and Staff Association (RFSA) has provided the following links to information specifically geared towards retirees. Inclusion on this webpage does not imply an endorsement on behalf of the RFSA for the web content, program and/or organization. If you have additional suggestions for resources you would like to see linked on this page, please contact us and let us know.
Social Security and Medicare Information
- Social Security Administration Homepage
- Social Security Retirement Benefits
- Social Security Retirement Estimator
- How to Apply Online for Social Security Retirement Benefits
- Medicare Homepage
- Medicare & You Handbook
- How to Apply to Medicare Online
State and Federal Resources for Retirees:
- U.S. Department of Labor Retirement Toolkit
- State of New Jersey Homepage
- NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Homepage
- NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Information for Retirees
- Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) Online Guide to Retirement
- Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) Online Guide to Retirement
- Directions to the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits
Organizations That Serve Retirees:
Enjoying Your Retirement:
- Rutgers AAUP-AFT Retiree Assembly
- Rutgers Senior Citizen Audit Program
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers
- Rutgers University Libraries
- Rutgers Recreation Centers
- Rutgers University Golf Course
- The Rutgers Club — Fine Dining on College Ave.
- Rutgers University Scarlet Knights
- Mason Gross School of Arts and Sciences
- Rutgers Museum and Art Gallery