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  • AROHE is a nonprofit association that champions transformative practices to support all stages of faculty and staff retirement, their mutually beneficial engagement and continuing contributions to their academic institutions. By sharing research, innovative ideas and successful practices, AROHE emphasizes the development and enhancement of campus-based retiree organizations and programs which support this continuing engagement in higher education.


  • Craft Studio, Gallery, and Darkroom

    518 Hitt N12 Memorial Union
    Web Site: Craft Studio
    Programming includes workshops in the visual arts offered on a semester basis. Membership gives access to work space, tools, and lockers each semester. Register for classes at the MSA/GPC ticket window on the 1st floor of Brady Commons. Call for membership fee information.

  • Educational Assistance Program

    Faculty & Staff Benefits
    Woodrail Centre
    1000 W Nifong
    Building 7, Suite 210
    Web Site: Faculty and Staff Benefits
    Email address:
    If class space is available, 100% of the educational and student activity fee is waived for any college level credit course. There is no limitation to the number of hours, except those established by the college or school for full-time students. Information about the steps that must be taken to use this program and any restrictions of the program are included in HR-303 of the Human Resource Policy Manual.


    136 Clark Hall

    Degrees & Courses

    Learn with Mizzou from anywhere with more than 90 degree and certificateoptions and 900-plus courses designed to deliver the same quality educational experience as the University of Missouri’s on-campus programs.

    Choose from offerings at both the graduate and undergraduate levels

  • Division of IT

    615 Locust Street Building
    Offers non-credit computer courses free of charge. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The complete course descriptions and current schedule, including class times, is available on the web.  For Retiree training, setting up email account please go to For a Free University Email Account sign up at Free University Email Account.

  • MU Libraries

    Ellis Library
    Web Link:  MU Libraries
    Includes Ellis Library, the main library on campus, and six branch libraries: engineering, geological sciences, journalism, math sciences, health sciences and veterinary medicine. The University Archives, the Freedom of Information Center, the Tate Hall collection, and the UM Libraries Depository, which stores rarely used volumes of the UM Libraries, are also part of the library system. The MU Libraries collection includes over 2.8 million volumes and 6 million microforms, and has the fifth largest microform collection among North American research libraries. Many automated research tools such as the MERLIN Online Catalog, CD-ROM databases, Internet terminals, and hundreds of online databases nationwide are available. Retired university faculty and staff may check out library materials.  Must have MU ID or ID from the UM school from which retired and an email address.


Food Services

  • Buck’s Ice Cream Place

    Eckles Hall
    Web Site:  Buck’s Ice Cream
    Creator of the Missouri Tiger Ice Cream. Come by for a scoop of premium ice cream (over a dozen flavors to chose from) or pick up a quart, half-gallon, or three-gallon container for your latest gathering.

  • Campus Dining Services

    900 Virginia Ave
    Second Floor, Plaza 900
    Web Site:  Campus Dining Services
    Email: MU Retirees can enjoy the convenience and variety of dining on campus. Brady Food Court, in Brady Commons, is a popular attraction for people on the go. Convenience stores and snack bars offer sandwiches and snacks. You can enjoy affordable buffet-style meals at several of the residential dining facilities.

  • Mizzou Meat Market

    Eckles Hall
    Satisfy your inner carnivore by picking up USDA approved, prime cuts of beef, pork and lamb from Mizzou Meat Market.

  • University Club

    107 Reynolds Alumni Center
    Web Site:  University Club
    You can participate in wine tasting, dinner theaters, and other events. University Club has a private dining room and banquet facilities. The membership is also honored at other universities throughout the United States.

Health Services

  • Adaptive Computing Center

    S5D Memorial Union
    Web Site:  Adaptive Computing Technology Center
    Our mission is to identify and develop innovative ways to empower persons with disabilities by bridging the gap between individual needs and available technology. We accomplish this by integrating persons with disabilities into all aspects of work and life as we uphold a holistic approach to needs assessment and promote a philosophy of maximizing human potential. Services are free of charge to students, faculty and staff. Call for appointments.

  • Environmental Health and Safety

    8 Research Park Development Building
    Web Site:  Environmental Health & Safety
    The Department of Environmental Health and Safety administers the Safety Eye Protection program on the Columbia campus. As a service to retired employees, the department will continue to order prescription safety glasses for those individuals who had previously ordered them through this program. Retired employees must pay the entire cost of the frames and lenses, but the price is lower than what would normally be paid using an outside vendor.

  • Mason Eye Institute and University Eye Institute East

    One Hospital Drive
    884-7710 or 882-4099
    Web Site:  Mason Eye Clinic & University Eye Institute East
    The central Mason Eye Clinic is a full-service ophthalmic clinic located within the Mason Eye Institute.  The clinic features 17 equipped refracting lanes, an optical shop, a contact lens suite, a low vision suite, a minor surgery facility, photography/angiography area, laser suite, and diagnostic procedures such as corneal topography, specular microscopy, ultrasonography, and visual field testing.
    Our second location, University Eye Institute East, is located at 3215 Wingate Court (west of Women’s and Children’s Hospital) off of Keene Street.  This location has 16 fully equipped lanes which includes 4 lanes designed with the pediatric patient in mind.  It features a full imaging suite, laser suite, visual electrophysiology testing and our second optical shop, University Optical East.   Mason Eye Institute and University Eye Institute East combined see in excess of 22,000 patients each year.  25% off at University Optical Services.

Museums, Exhibits & Tours

  • Brady Gallery

    203 Brady Commons
    Brady Gallery is open to both MU students and the public to showcase their art work. Please contact the Craft Studio for an application if you are interested in having an exhibition.

  • George Caleb Bingham Gallery

    Fine Arts Building
    The Bingham Gallery displays a sampling of works by University faculty and students as well as by national and international artists in all media.

  • Central Missouri Astronomical Association & Laws Observatory

    5th floor Physics Building
    Laws Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday night (weather permitting) from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. It’s a wonderful treat for both the young and old! best of all, it’s FREE Knowledgeable staff is on hand to help answer questions that you may have. The observatory is located on the 5th floor of the Physics building on the University of Missouri campus. Come listen to Cosmic Space Noise on the Newly Rejuvinated Radio Telescope!

  • Museum of Anthropology

    100 Swallow Hall
    Since its founding in 1939, the Museum has served the research and teaching needs of the University provided exhibitions and programs for the General public, and served as an archaeological curation facility for the State of Missouri. The permanent exhibition gallery focuses on Native American cultures from across North America, and Missouri history from 11,200 years ago to the present. The Museum is free and open to the public. Call or check out the website for more information and scheduling.

  • Museum of Art & Archeology

    1 Pickard Hall
    The Museum’s galleries house art and artifacts from six continents and five millennia. A collection of more than 13,000 works represents many periods and cultures from prehistory to the present, subblemented by special exhibitions as well as lectures, symposia, gallery talks, film series, and educational programs offered throughout the year. Free to the general public.

  • State Historical Society of Missouri

    1020 Lowry Mall
    Founded in 1898 by the Missouri Press Association and a trustee of the state since 1901, the State Historical Society of Missouri is the preeminent research facility for the study of the Show Me State’s heritage. Housed in Ellis Library on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, the Society is well located geographically and institutionally to meet the needs of scholars, genealogists, family and local historians, historic preservationists, journalists and others.

  • Wilbur R. Enns Entomoloy Museum

    3-38 Agriculture Building
    Houses 5.75 million specimens including 4.5 million specimens collected from Missouri streams. Other strengths of the Museum include Heteroptera (true bugs), Coleoptera (beetles), and Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). A display area is open to the public most days. Group tours available by appointment only.


Recreation & Entertainment

  • A.L. Gustin Golf Course

    Stadium Drive
    Senior Card or annual pass at discounted rates. Purchase either an MU Season pass or an MU daily green fee and play golf anytime the course is available

  • Intercollegiate Athletics

    Mizzou Ticket Office
    1 Champions Drive, Suite 200
    MU season tickets are available to sporting events such as: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. Please call the Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office (884-7297) for further information.

  • Music Department

    140 Fine Arts

    Free access to recitals and other programs with MU ID.  For a current listing of events, call or visit their website.

  • Mizzou Recreation Center

    Recreation Services and Facilities
    MizzouRec offers a variety of programs and services to accommodate the many lifestyles of our members. From our innovative group exercise program, TigerX, to RecSports leagues; MizzouRec provides individuals and groups with the highest quality leisure opportunities in the nation. Be sure to check out all we have to offer, as there is truly something for everyone!

  • Theatre Department

    129 Fine Arts Building

    Performances held year round in two locations: the Rhynsburger Theater, located in the Fine Arts Building on the southwest corner of University Avenue and Hitt Street, and The Corner Playhouse, located in the Fine Arts Annex on the northeast corner of University Avenue and Hitt Street. The Rhynsburger Theatre and the Corner Playhouse are handicapped accessible.  Two complimentary tickets per show to Theater Department productions (must show MU ID, provide signature and pick up tickets at Box Office)

  • University Concert Series

    Jesse Hall Auditorium
    Enjoy a season of performances and concerts in the Jesse Hall Auditorium.


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