Discounts and privileges for retired and emeritus faculty

Virginia Commonwealth University retired and emeriti faculty members are eligible for discounts on both campuses. The list below reflects discounts available to all retired and emeritus faculty members. Discounts and privileges are offered and managed by the vendor listed and may be subject to change. Many discounts require a valid Retired/Emeritus VCUCard. Visit the VCUCard Office website for information.

Please contact the VCU Office of Faculty Affairs via with questions about discounts and privileges.

Barnes & Noble - Monroe Park Campus and MCV Campus locations

The 10% discount for faculty/staff is available to all retired and emeritus faculty members. Retired/Emeritus VCUCard required.

Libraries – James Branch Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw locations

Retired and emeritus faculty members retain the same privileges as active faculty, with no restrictions, including access to Interlibrary Loan. Retired/Emeritus VCUCard required.

MCV Campus Recreation Center and Cary Street Gym

Retired and emeritus faculty members are offered the same membership rate as active faculty, $260 annually or $21.67 per month.* Retired/Emeritus VCUCard required. Visit for more information.


Visit the Parking for Retired Faculty page for information on obtaining a retired/emeritus faculty parking permit. 


VCU News may be accessed online. Visit for daily headlines. 

Tuition-free courses

Virginia residents 60 years or older may take courses without paying tuition or mandatory fees, under certain conditions. Visit for full details and eligibility requirements.

VCU Athletics

Retired and emeritus faculty members are offered discounted tickets ($4.00*) to VCU Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball and Baseball games. Retired/Emeritus VCUCard required at ticket window on game day.

VCU Dining Services

Retired and emeritus faculty members receive a 10% discount off the door rate at Shafer Court Dining Center’s Market 810 buffet-style dining (upstairs). Retired/Emeritus VCUCard required.

VCU eID and email

Retired faculty members may keep their VCU e-mail accounts as long as they remain in a university relationship and are listed in an official university database (HRS, Banner or the Affiliate databases). Interested retirees should check with their departments and request inclusion in the Affiliate database, which must be updated annually by the department. Once faculty members are no longer active in the database, their e-mail accounts will be terminated, following two weeks' notice.

VCU HR discounts

Retired and emeritus faculty members retain the same access to discounts as current employees. Active VCU eID and password required. For the full list, visit

VCU Theatre

Retired and emeritus faculty members may purchase tickets to TheatreVCU productions at the same rate as active faculty members; requires Retired/Emeritus VCUCard. Visit for schedule and tickets.

* Discount or pricing reflects totals provided in 2018 and may be subject to change at the vendor’s discretion.