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Supplemental Retiree Benefits

McMaster retirees play an important role in maintaining McMaster’s enduring sense of community. Retirees are encouraged to continue to enjoy everything that McMaster has to offer.

Eligibility for Supplemental Retiree Benefits is based on University policy, which can be found here.

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Retirees and eligible dependents and spouses may qualify for continuation of the Tuition Assistance and Bursary programs. Review the current information on eligible programs and corresponding application processes on the Tuition Assistance and Bursary Benefit webpage or contact Human Resources Services at extension 222HR (x 22247) for more information.

NOTE: If you are 65 years of age or over, subject to meeting admissions and prerequisite requirements, you may enroll in undergraduate courses for credit without payment of tuition and supplementary fees. The required full-time application fee must be paid and must accompany the appropriate application to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.

Through a partnership with Venngo, McMaster is pleased to offer all retirees continued access to our employee discount program called “WorkPerks” to support your financial wellness. This program provides flexibility and a considerable number of discount options. Learn more on the program webpage.

Retirees are eligible for special parking rates – please contact the Parking Office at extension 24232 or Click here for more information.

Do you have a special interest or enjoy reading? As a Retiree you are entitled to special library privileges – please contact the Library at extension 22077. Come and see what the libraries have to offer.

McMaster retirees maintain their MacID which enables access to McMaster Mail, campus wi-fi, and UTS support.  Click here for more information.

Retirees are eligible for a free McMaster photo identification access card that identifies them as a McMaster retiree.  The photo identification card enables library privileges and gym access.  To obtain a photo identification card, send your name, employee number, and a photo of yourself via email to:

As a retiree, you have access to the web-based version of McMaster Mail using your MacID.  Click here for more information.   Note:  if your McMaster Mail account remains inactive for 13 months or longer, it is subject to deletion without notice.

McMaster retirees have access to University Technology Services (UTS) support when required for access to supplemental retiree benefits.  Note that support for your personal devices is not provided.

On-campus Wi-Fi and eduroam access is available for retirees using their MacID and password.  Click here for more information.

McMaster retirees are able to access the Mac Express Meal Plans which provide a discount on food purchases through Hospitality Services.  The account is programmed to your McMaster photo identification card.  Each time you make a food purchase using your McMaster photo identification card, the amount is deducted from your balance. Click here for more information.

Enjoy fine dining, or stop by for a quick lunch at McMaster’s University Club.

Our Athletics and Recreation department has numerous programs and facilities that you can use at a special discounted rate. Click here for more information.