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Retired Faculty Benefits

be sure to check the official retired faculty handbook for details.

There are many benefits available to retired faculty.  A complete description can be found in the Retired Faculty Handbook.

A brief summary of these benefits includes:

Identification card: Faculty will continue to use the same Boston College ID card that they used prior to retirement. The ID card is necessary for library use and Bookstore discounts. Retired faculty receive the same Bookstore discounts as active employees.

Use of library and computer facilities.

Faculty Microcomputer Resource Center (FMRC): Contact Michael Connolly or Richard Jenson. Their addresses are:

Connolly: 617-552-3912

Dining Services: All of the Boston College dining facilities are available to retired faculty, including the Faculty Dining Room and the Players Club for faculty and staff only. There are eight restaurants and snack bars across campus.

For information on dining facilities, including days and hours of operation, call 617-552- 2263 or go to

Tuition Remission: Retired faculty may attend academic courses offered at the University (excluding the Law School), tuition-free, under certain conditions that are listed in the Faculty Handbook. The spouse of a retired faculty member may also audit a course tuition-free by similarly making an informal arrangement with the course instructor.

Athletic Events, Recreational Facilities, Skating: Retired faculty have the same access, including discounts, to athletic events and to the RECPLEX as do the active faculty.  Retired faculty members and their immediate families may skate at Conte Forum free of charge during general skating sessions on school days and at a nominal charge per person during evening, weekend, and holiday sessions.

Cultural Events: These include theater and dance events, University Chorale concerts, various musical programs, lectures, exhibitions at the McMullen Museum of Art, liturgical events, and many more cultural events.

Notices of events are given in The Boston College Chronicle, in The Heights, and on the Events Calendar at

Museum Program: Boston College’s membership in the Museum of Fine Arts entitles the University to fifteen permanent passes for visits to the Museum without charge during the year. Retired faculty members are welcome to use these passes. The passes may be borrowed at the main desk of the O’Neill Library and returned there after the visit.

Parking: Entering the Brighton campus from Lake Street, just up the hill one sees the building clearly marked as 3 Lake Street. The parking spaces first encountered are reserved for those who work in that building. Members of the Association of Retired Faculty may park past those spaces and over the hill behind the School of Theology and Ministry.

Permits are required for all members who have not purchased parking stickers from the university. At each program meeting, a parking permit will be distributed for the next meeting.  This permit is to be displayed on the dashboard of the car so as to be observable to the BC parking police.  Should you fail to obtain a permit for any meeting, the Parking Office supervisor can be contacted at 617-552-0151. You can request that a parking permit be provided for you by the parking attendant at the St Ignatius parking gate. 

If there are no available parking spots, arrangements have been made for retired faculty to park in certain areas of the Commonwealth Garage for scheduled BCARF meetings and events. The first twenty minutes are free, then $3 for each additional hour, payable upon exiting the garage. If desired, a retiree may also purchase a “G” permit for the year.  For complete information go to

Boston College Publications: Retired faculty members are eligible to receive several university publications including the Retired Faculty Newsletter, BC Chronicle, and BC Magazine

Bookstore: A discount on many purchases is available to retired faculty members.

Email: Faculty members may use their BC email address or redirect email to an address of their choice.  Contact Susan Hynes at 617-552-4780 or