Emeritus Faculty Benefits, Policies, and Procedures

As retirees, emeritus faculty members are valued members of our campus community. USU offers continued benefits, support, and services to these faculty members which are listed below. In order to be considered for this honor retiring faculty must apply for this emeritus title.

In order to avoid loss of emeritus benefits after retirement, it is recommended that emeritus status requests be submitted at least 30 days before the retirement date.

Emeritus Faculty Benefits at a Glance

  1. Retention and continued use of current usu.edu email account.
  2. Access to your USU Box account (box.usu.edu) will continue. 
  3. Continued Duo Multi Factor Authentication.
  4. Continued Bluezone, Eduroam, and VPN network access.
  5. Reduced tuition registration for retired employees, their spouses, and dependent children in classes offered by the University as outlined in the University's Educational Benefits Policy.
  6. Free Access to the University Libraries, including off-campus electronic access, circulating privileges, and other building facilities for personal study and research.
  7. Free Access to Campus Recreation facilities (HPER and Fieldhouse), and the Health and Wellness Center.
  8. Free Parking Pass for designated campus parking lots. Visit department of Parking and Transportation Services.
  9. IT Service support. Call 435-797-4357.
  10. Campus Store 10% discount with I.D. card.
  11. Aggie Express and Meal Plan privileges.

    NOTE: All USU retirees are eligible to join the USU Emeriti & Retired Employees Association.  For more information on this dues-paying association, contact the USU Alumni Association at (435) 797-2055 or click here.

Associated USU Policies

401.6 Emeritus Faculty
At the time of retirement and upon recommendation of the president and the approval of the Board of Trustees, faculty members may be awarded the honorary rank of Emeritus preceding their final academic rank.

361.4 Privileges and Benefits of Retired Employees
In addition to the specific financial benefits associated with each of the retirement programs, the following general privileges and benefits are available to all retired Utah State University employees.

  1. Reduced tuition registration for retired employees, their spouses, and dependent children in classes offered by the University as outlined in the University's Educational Benefits Policy #350.
  2. Access to the University libraries and building facilities for personal study and research.
  3. Access to USU’s Employee Wellness program.

361.3.1 Retirement Status
An individual employee is considered to have official University retirement status when the employee discontinues regular employment as a faculty or staff employee of the University, and is:

  • at least age 56 with a combined age and years of service that equals 75 or greater; or
  • any age, with at least 30 years of service with the University; or
  • age 62 with at least 10 years of service with the University; or
  • age 65 or greater with at least 4 years of continuous service with the University.


  1. Faculty member initiates Application for Emeritus Status form (in ServiceNow) at time of retirement. The academic business services is responsible for inputting the retirement reason code.
  2. Form (ServiceNow) is electronically approved by faculty member, department head, dean or vice president, and will be forwarded to Jenna Padelsky in the Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer for rank and retirement verification and facilitation of provost’s approval.
  3. President will review, approve and send letter notifying faculty member that this request has been approved. Copies will be sent to: Department Head; Dean; Provost & Chief Academic Officer; Alumni Relations; Card Office; and Parking and Transportation.
  4. The Office of the Provost & Chief Academic Officer designates emeritus status in Banner's faculty tracking system. 
  5. USU I.D. cards will be sufficient for maintaining campus benefits. However, emeritus I.D. cards will be available at the USU Card Office for a $5 fee when exchanging existing I.D. card.
  6. For procedures regarding all other emeritus benefits, please contact the above mentioned offices listed under Benefits at a Glance.

Listing of Emeritus Faculty

A current listing of Emeritus Faculty is provided bi-annually in January and July.

For more information on emeritus faculty, please contact:

Jenna Padelsky
Staff Assistant Sr.
Phone: (435) 797-1840
Email: jenna.padelsky@usu.edu