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Retirees' Association

The University of Montana—Missoula

Retiree Privileges

The University of Montana appreciates your service. To acknowledge your contribution, UM offers a variety of perks and privileges. These fall into two categories: those for all retirees and additional privileges for lifetime retirees (15+ years of service). A Griz Card must be presented to access many of the privileges described on this page.

Privileges for All UM-Missoula Retirees

Bus Pass

Use of the Mountain Line free of charge with Griz card. Questions? Call 543-8386.

Campus Recreation - Grizzly Pool Access

UM retirees and spouses may obtain access to the Campus Recreation Center and Grizzly Pool for $10/month. Questions? Call 243-2802.

E-mail Account

Retirees may retain their UM e-mail account. Ask your IT department to not close it.

Mansfield Library Borrowing Privileges

Retirees receive the same privileges as a "Montana Borrower." Questions? Call 243-5618.

UM Computer Labs

Retirees may access labs using their NetID and password. Questions? Call 243-HELP.


Retirees can elect to continue on the MUS insurance plan, but must purchase the coverage at their own expense. Application must be made within 63 day of first becoming eligible for Retiree benefits. Failure to do so results in permanent forfeiture of eligibility for all UM insurance coverage. For additional information or assistance regarding all insurance benefits, please contact Rita Garland, UM Benefits Services; 406.243.4238 or email

Wireless Services

UM Retirees can have IT set up wireless service on campus for personal laptops. For more information, visit the IT website.

Additional Privileges for Lifetime Retirees (15+ Years of Service)

Athletic Tickets

Two complimentary tickets per game to UM sponsored athletic events, including: football, basketball, volleyball and soccer games (excludes certain events). Tickets can be obtained in person from the Adams Center Box Office on the Monday prior to the game. For details, call 243-4051.

Bookstore Discounts

10% discounts on most items at the University Bookstore. Textbooks, computer hardware and software are not included. Questions? Call 243-1234.

Mansfield Library Borrowing Privileges

Lifetime retirees retain the same borrowing privileges as current faculty and staff. For information, call 243-5618.


One free parking permit. Provide vehicle information annually to the Office of Public Safety. Questions? Call 243-6132.

Theatre Tickets

Two complimentary tickets to productions by the School of Theatre & Dance (see the online calendar for events).  Questions? Call 243-4581.

Contact Us

Janie Spencer
(406) 243-2705