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Discounts and Perks



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. More details.


The University offers a discounted membership rate for employees who register for WW through Well-U. Well-U also offers a 50% reimbursement (subject to taxes) for employees who successfully complete 16 consecutive weeks of the in-person or online program. 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. More details.

Aetna Discounts

Aetna offers their members a variety of health and wellness discounts for things such as weight management, gym memberships, home exercise equipment, massage therapy, vision, natural products and more. Start saving today by logging into your Aetna account, selecting “Health Programs” and then “See the discounts”.

Employee Pharmacy

The UR 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. More information.

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. More Details

Sporting Events

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills is offering all University faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets to many of the 2019 home games (subject to availability).

  • Sunday, September 22nd vs. Cincinnati - Home Opener!
  • Sunday, September 29th vs. New England - Fantennial Game!
  • Sunday, October 20th vs. Miami
  • Sunday, October 27th vs. Philadelphia
  • Sunday, November 3rd vs. Washington – Family Day!
  • Sunday, November 24th vs. Denver – Salute to Service!
  • Sunday, December 8th vs. Baltimore
  • Sunday, December 29th vs. New York Jets - Fan Appreciation Game!

Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Rochester Americans

The Rochester Americans is offering all University of Rochester faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets for the 2019-2020 season (subject to availability). Tickets are only $18 and can be purchased online. Please contact Jacob Satter with any questions at or 585-448-3776


Beginning January 1, 2019, employees and retirees of the University of Rochester will have access to hundreds of local, regional and national discounts through Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services Association (RARES), a not-for-profit organization created to assist in offering employee benefits and discounts on products and services.

Certain discounts offered through RARES, such as those for African Lion Safari, Genesee Country Village and Museum, and Rochester Museum and Science Center, do not require advance purchase of tickets; you may simply show your RARES ID Card (University NetID required) at the venue to obtain your discount. Other discounts for things such as amusement parks, sporting events, and movies may require that individuals or departments purchase tickets in advance, either online or via the mail-in ticket order form, with an option to receive an invoice for the purchase. If you're in a pinch, you may pick up tickets from the RARES office at 312 West Commercial Street in East Rochester, Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM. Please visit the RARES website for details on all local, regional, and national discounts and how to obtain them. Enter the ID # on your RARES ID Card (University NetID required) to view discounts by category.

Get Your RARES ID Card!

Download your RARES ID card to your smartphone or tablet here. (University NetID required)


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Family Care Program

Child Care at Work

Information about The Children’s School at URMC, the University of Rochester’s on-site day care facility run by KinderCare Learning Centers. Call 585-273-3677 for space availability and pricing.

Child Care Select

A discount program for employees and students of the University of Rochester at KinderCare locations locally and throughout the country.

Beyond the Classroom

An information resource on parenting and child care provided by KinderCare.

Other Discounts and Perks

Cell Phone

Receive cell phone plan discounts through Verizon and AT&T. More information.

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

College Town Discounts

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

Memorial Art Gallery

Present your UR ID and enjoy an unlimited number of free visits to the MAG. More information.

Eastman Theatre

University of Rochester employees can receive a discount on subscription packages and tickets for many performances are either discounted or free with a UR ID. More Information.


*University Retirees are not eligible for Child Care, MAG, or cellphone discounts.