Please click on the links below for guidance on how to apply for a retiree card.
If you are in receipt of a University Pension* you are eligible for a Retiree's card. In order to obtain one you must do the following:
You also need to provide verification with the application form to show that you are in receipt of a University Pension*.
Verification should include one of the following documents:
tick box A or B: send your completed form direct to the University Card Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
tick box C or D: return the completed form to your college or department administrator for authorisation. They will then forward the form to the University Card Office.
tick box E: return the completed form to your college and then arrange to pick up the form and forward to your departmental administrator. They will then forward the form to the University Card Office.
In all cases please pay your £15 fee by going to the on-line store and choose the ‘Retiree’s Card option’ (if this payment method causes difficulties, please contact the Card Office on +44 (0)1865 2 70576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the Card Office receives your form, proof and verification and matches it up with your payment, your card will be issued.
The card is valid for four years from the date of issue. For any replacement cards, you must repeat the steps above.
Choose Retiree Card (A) without affiliations if you want a card to visit the Botanic Gardens, meet your friends at the University Club, swim in the University pool and walk-in access to the Bodleian Libraries but don’t need an email address. This requires NO college/department authorisation. The card will be sent to you directly.
Choose Retiree Card (B) without affiliations if you want a card to visit the Botanic Gardens, meet your friends at the University Club, swim in the University pool, access the Bodleian Libraries and would like an @retired email address. This requires NO college/department authorisation. The card will be sent to you directly.
Choose Retiree Card (C) or (E) with college and/or departmental affiliation if your college and/or department would like you to retain a college and/or departmental email address (all of the other benefits are attached to these cards and it includes full access to the IT Services Help Centre and the Bodleian Libraries). This must be supported by the college and/or department and requires appropriate authorisation. If authorisation is not given you may still apply for Card A or B.
Choose Retiree Card (B) to access a @retired email account. This should be a seamless transition from your previous email address as long as your email account has not previously expired. Your Single Sign On and passwords will remain the same. The IT Services Help Centre will provide direct support for your email account.
Note that your email account will be shut down if it is not used within six months of being set up, or if inactive for a period of more than six months. IT Services can provide guidance on how to re-activate an account that has been shut down.
*Includes OSPS, USS, SAUL, NHS Pension Scheme or exceptionally other pension schemes if this has been agreed under a TUPE agreement and in any case where the person has held a University post and contributed to the pension scheme while at the University.
Complete the Retiree card application form
We regret that we are unable to deal with enquiries in person
University Card Office
6 Worcester Street
+44 (0)1865 2 70506