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University of Rochester employees and retirees can enjoy savings as part of their Total Rewards package. There are regular employee discount offerings, as well as discounts through local partnerships and programs such as RARES.

RARES

Regional Rochester Area Recreational and Employee Services Association, better known as RARES, offers employee benefits and discounts, including reduced admission to area attractions such as:

  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • Genesee Country Village and Museum
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • African Lion Safari
  • Six Flags – Darien Lake

RARES also partners with nationally known companies and brands to offer additional discounts.

Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services (RARES) logo

TICKETS. TRAVEL. EVENTS.

Present your card and save.

If you don't have your RARES ID card yet, simply download a copy here. (Be sure your University NetID is ready to access the file!)

More employee discounts

As a University employee or retiree, you also have access to discounted sporting event tickets, athletic club memberships, prescriptions, and health services.

*University retirees are not eligible for some discounts.

YMCA

Want to get in shape, stay in shape, or reach a wellness goal? Thanks to a partnership between the University of Rochester, the YMCA of Greater Rochester and the Canandaigua Family YMCA, all regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including union members) are eligible for a discounted membership. Get more details.

Excellus – Blue365

Blue365 offers Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members access to deals and discounts on products and services that make it easier and more affordable to make healthy choices. Get more details.

Employee Pharmacy

The Employee Pharmacy offers savings to employees and their families who are enrolled in a University Health Care Plan. Enjoy up to a 25% discount of the cost of your prescription medications, along with free prescription delivery for off-site employees. Get more details.

Eastman Dental

All University of Rochester employees receive a 10% discount on the following dental services not covered by insurance: Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, General Dentistry, and services rendered at the Downtown and School 17 sites, and University Dental Faculty Group. Learn more at Eastman Dental.

Rochester Knighthawks

The Knighthawks are offering all University of Rochester faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets. Please contact Jacob Satter with any questions at Jacob.Satter@Bluecrossarena.com or (585) 448-3776.

More details to come when the new season begins.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills typically offer University faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets to many of their home games (subject to availability).

More details to come when the new season begins.

Rochester Americans

The Rochester Americans are offering all University of Rochester faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets Please contact Jacob Satter with any questions at Jacob.Satter@Bluecrossarena.com or (585) 448-3776.

More details to come when the new season begins.

Wireless Service

Receive plan discounts through Verizon and AT&T. More information (log-in required).*

UR Tech Store

Purchase computer hardware, accessories, video gaming products, and more at discounted prices. Their two retail locations include G-7220B on the ground floor of the Medical Center (next to the Print Center), and the IT Center in the Rush Rhees Library. More Information.

Post Office

For your convenience, there is a U.S. Post Office located on the ground floor of the medical center – G-5122 and there is also the Campus Mail Center in Todd Union.

Banking & ATM Services

The University offers several on-site banking options, including ATMs for both Chase Bank and Advantage Federal Credit Union. More information.

Memorial Art Gallery

Present your University ID and enjoy an unlimited number of free visits to the Memorial Art Gallery.*

Eastman Theatre

Tickets for many Eastman Theatre performances and events are discounted or free with your University of Rochester ID. Employees can also receive a discount on subscription packages.

College Town Discounts

Present your University of Rochester ID to receive 5 to 15% off at many of the College Town businesses, including Moe’s, The Beer Market, Rochester Running Company, Verizon, and more.

Exterior of University of Rochester Eastman School of Music

More Ways to Save

Discount shopping from YOUR Benefits Extras

As part of YOUR Benefits Extras, which includes insurance and legal discounts, University employees and retirees can save on travel, entertainment, electronics, clothes, gifts, and more, all on one convenient website. You’ll need to create a free account (using your employee ID) to get started.

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