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ARF Benefits
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(Note: Some benefits are for retired members only.)

ARF Members

ARF Office

Parking is free for retirees with a pass.

Organization Privileges

Have a say about and join in ARF projects.

Vote in elections, run for a position on the Board of Directors and serve on committees.

Recommend policies and procedures regarding UNCG’s relationship with retired faculty.

ARF Benefits

ARF members are also eligible for other privileges and benefits offered by the University, such as those provided to faculty with emeritus status and certain other benefits for all retired faculty.

Attend a variety of social and professional programs and events sponsored by the ARF.

Receive free hearing and/or communication screening from the UNCG Speech and Hearing Center.

Become members of the Weatherspoon Art Museum at a reduced rate and, as members, be informed of all activities and some member benefits.

Receive the lowest non-student ticket rates for the University Concert and Lecture Series.

Attend events offered by the School of Dance at the same rate as seniors and non-UNCG students.

Attend events offered by the School of Theatre at the student discount rate.

Attend selected courses and events offered by the Lloyd International Honors College at no cost.

UNCG Faculty with Emeritus Status (do not have to have Emeritus status to be an ARF member)

Emeritus status provides for continued access to certain University services and privileges. Among the benefits enjoyed are library privileges, listing in the University catalogs and the Faculty/Staff/Student Directory, parking privileges, identification cards providing access to academic and recreational areas of the campus, faculty/staff rates for University productions and events, and receipt of announcements and other materials from various offices throughout the University.

All Retired UNCG faculty including tenure track, professional track, and EPA professional and administrative staff (do not have to be ARF member)


  • Book and DVD checkout.  All retired faculty may check out materials and request Interlibrary Loans.  Emeritus faculty may use online resources remotely.
  • Book discussions.  The Friends of the UNCG Libraries offer 4-6 book discussions each year, often led by UNCG faculty.
  • Exhibits.  Special Collections and University Archives offers 2-3 large exhibits each year in the Hodges Reading Room related to the department’s holdings.
  • Other events.  Author talks and other lectures are offered throughout the year and are advertised in Campus Weekly and social media.

Kaplan Wellness Center

The Kaplan Wellness Center offers retiree memberships.  The information about pricing, etc. is on the Kaplan Wellness Center website.

Emeritus Courses (do not have to be an ARF member)

A $25 discount per course is available to retired faculty who register for emeritus classes.