Emeritae/emeriti faculty are entitled to the following university privileges upon their retirement.

Campus Identification

Retain campus ID providing access to university facilities; discounts and tickets; and participation in universitywide events such as plays, concerts and academic lectures.

Email Access

Full access to email accounts, listservs, mailing lists and websites such as LATTE and Sage.


Whenever gift or grant agreements allow, may retain title to endowed chairs, appended with "emeritus" or "emerita."

Department Privileges

To the extent possible, may retain campus offices and be included on department webpages and listservs. Some departments invite emeritae/emeriti faculty to departmental meetings and events.

Faculty Governance

The Faculty Senate includes one seat for an emerita/emeritus faculty member. All emeritae/emeriti faculty are eligible to run for the seat.

Library Privileges

Full access to all Brandeis library services, including, but not limited to, borrowing privileges at Goldfarb Library, interlibrary loan and the Technology Services Help Desk. Resources should only be used for academic purposes.

Library Carrels

Those who do not retain a departmental office may apply for a carrel in Goldfarb Library. Contact University Librarian Matthew Sheehy.

Campus Parking

Access to a gold parking sticker and card-activated parking areas. In order to apply for or renew parking privileges, complete the Application for Motor Vehicle Permit at the Department of Public Safety.

Athletic Privileges

Full access to Brandeis athletic facilities, events and outings.

Medical Insurance

For information about continued medical insurance, contact Human Resources.

Dental Insurance

If you are enrolled in the Brandeis University group dental plan, your coverage will terminate at the end of the month in which you retire. In accordance with the federal law known as COBRA, you and your eligible family members may be eligible to continue your group membership in our dental insurance plan for an extended period. In most cases, you may continue your coverage for up to 18 months.

The cost of this coverage is generally 102% of the full premium. Our COBRA administrator, Crosby Benefits Systems, will automatically mail to your home address detailed information regarding COBRA (including the rates) and the forms you are required to complete to elect COBRA coverage. If you do not receive this information within two weeks after your retirement date, contact Nadynne Stamps, Benefits Specialist, at 781-736-4467 or

Once your COBRA continuation period has been exhausted, you can elect to continue dental insurance by enrolling in an individual dental insurance plan directly through Delta Dental. Additional information can be found on the Delta Dental website.

The individual plans are similar, but not exactly the same as, Brandeis' current group dental plan. If you enroll within 30 days of when your coverage through the Brandeis group dental plan ends, the waiting period for coverage is waived.