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Retirement from WKU

Retiree Benefits


New “Retiree” ID Card

Retirees should take their current WKU Employee Identification Card to the ID Center and exchange it for a “Retiree” card which gives them access to many of the campus privileges afforded regular faculty and staff.

WKU E-mail Account

Retiree e-mail accounts will remain active and available for use by the retiree upon retirement provided the account is accessed every six months.

Topnet Access

Provides Retirees with access to all applicable academic and administrative records.

“Retiree” Parking Permit

Retirees who have not returned to regular employment can purchase a “Retiree” Parking Permit which is equivalent to a Non-Premium Parking Permit.

University Bookstore

Retirees are eligible to purchase items from any WKU Bookstore at the prevailing employee discount with a “Retiree” ID Card.

Access to the University Libraries

Retirees are eligible to access all library services afforded regular full-time faculty and staff with their “Retiree” ID Card.

Athletic and Other WKU Events

Retirees may purchase tickets to all
University athletic events at the prevailing employee discount rate. For more information call the ticket office at 745-5222.

Health Services

Retirees have access to the same health services offered
to current faculty and staff. ***NOTE: WKU Health Services does not accept Medicare or Medicaid but will bill private insurance.

Preston Center Membership

The Preston Center offers membership to
WKU Retirees, their spouse, children and grandchildren at a discounted rate as well as Preston Center Guest Passes.

Tuition Waiver Program

Retirees may continue to participate in the Tuition Waiver Program while undertaking coursework at any public Kentucky university or college. (HR Policy 4.6501)

Tuition Discount Program for Dependent Children, Spouses & Other Qualified Dependents.

Spouse and/or qualified dependents of retirees may qualify for a tuition discount while undertaking coursework at WKU. (HR Policy 4.6603)

Research Grants

Retirees are eligible to apply for internal research grants, and continue using the University as an agent for external grant applications through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

University Senate

Emeritus/a Faculty may attend meetings of the
University Senate. (AA Policy 1.1032)

University Academic Processions and Ceremonial Events

Emeritus/a Faculty may participate in University academic processions and ceremonial
events. (AA Policy 1.1032)

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 Last Modified 3/29/18