It is easy to stay connected to OSU once you retire. Below is list of resources retired faculty, emeriti faculty and staff!
Retirees may apply for ID cards at the ID Center located in room 103 in the Memorial Union. Please call 541-737-2493 for information before visiting the Center or visit their website. Acquiring an OSU ID for retirees will help simplify your ability to receive many other campus services.
Academy for Lifelong Learning
Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), established in 2002, is a self-funded, peer-led, membership organization. ALL embraces learning as a lifelong process. As such, members support the Academy's objectives through their participation as students, as presenters, and generally in the successful operation of the program. In addition to the administrative body, the ALL Advisory Council, and the ALL Curriculum Committee, there are several other committees essential to the total effort. You do not need to be an OSU alumnus or retiree to be a member of ALL.
OSU Folk Club
The Oregon State University Folk Club was founded in 1908 to promote friendship among women throughout the university community. Over the years, the focus of the OSU Folk Club has expanded. In 1949, OSU Folk Club members opened the Thrift Shop in downtown Corvallis, offering household items and clothing at affordable prices. Revenue from this highly successful operation supports student scholarships ($46,200 in 2007-2008 and $50,400 in 2009) and the work of numerous community agencies ($35,000 in grants in 2007-2008).
Now in its 112th year, the OSU Folk Club continues to benefit the University and Corvallis communities and provides faculty women and wives/partners of faculty men with opportunities for involvement through its numerous programs and interest groups.
Parking on Campus
Annual parking permits are available as a 50% discount on all zones for Emeriti and 25 year retirees with the added requirement that those individuals also be members of OSURA. OSURA is a new requirement with the understanding that the emeriti/25year discount is for those actively volunteering on the campus. Parking Services is located in 100 Adams Hall. OSURA provides a monthly membership list to Parking Services for verification purposes. For more information, call 541-737-2583 or visit the parking services website.
Enrolling in Classes
Retirees continue to be eligible to enroll in OSU classes at staff rates if your last FTE on record is .5 or greater. The rate applies only if you are taking the class for credit. You may take up to 12 credits per term at staff rates. You may audit classes at no charge with the instructor’s consent. For information call 541-737-8254.
Athletic tickets are available at faculty/staff rates for emeritus faculty only. For information call 541-737-4455 or visit osubeavers.com.
OSU Beaver Store
With an OSU retired staff ID card, you are eligible to receive discounts on purchases made on textbooks only. For information call 541-737-4323 or visit their website at osubeaverstore.com. Be sure to sign up for Beaver Fan Mail to receive notices on secret sales and Faculty & Staff discount night!
OSU Today is a daily on-line publication highlighting OSU people and programs. You can subscribe to the newsletter through their website at oregonstate.edu/osutoday to receive daily email news briefings. Life@OSU is a monthly on-line publication about the lives and stories of OSU. For more information about either of these newsletters contact Theresa Hogue at 737-0786.
Dixon Recreation Center
Retired employees are eligible for a membership with Recreational Sports, including Dixon Recreation Center, McAlexander Fieldhouse, the tennis complex and the new Student Legacy Park. Memberships are available by the term, year or day at regular staff rates when you present your ID card. For membership questions call: 541-737-3748 or visit the RecSports website.
Faculty/Staff Fitness Program
Retirees may enroll in classes offered through the Faculty/Staff Fitness Program. For more information call 541-737-3222 or visit their website.
OSU Alumni Association
Retirees are eligible to join the OSU Alumni Association. For a description of fees and benefits call 541-737-2351 or visit their website.
For information about library services call 541-737-3331 or visit their website.
OSU Events Calendar
For a full list of all OSU events, please visit the OSU Events Calendar. The OSU Events Calendar can also be viewed from the OSU Home Page at oregonstate.edu, then click on “CALENDARS”.