Courtesies to Retirees
Definition of Retiree
An employee is defined as a retiree if ten (10) years of continuous full-time
or equivalent part-time service is completed at Lake Superior State University.
The age and service requirements for retirement as defined under the provisions
of the Michigan Public School Employee’s Retirement System (MPSERS) – MIP
program must also be met or if the employee is covered under the TIAA-CREF retirement program the required age provisions must be met.
Permanent LSSU Retiree Cards are available for retiree and spouse. Please
make arrangements to receive your card through the Human Resources Office.Retirees
and spouses shall present their LSSU Retiree Identification Card
for admission to University events and for other courtesies outlined in this
document. The identification card is non-transferable and may only be used
by the person to whom it is issued. Retiree identification cards are valid
during the lifetime of both the retiree and the retiree’s spouse.
Campus Parking Permits
Permits for designated parking areas are available, without charge, from
the Student Service Center, located in the Fletcher Center.
Retirees are invited to the Annual Retirement and Service Awards Ceremony,
the annual Christmas party, the annual Boat Trip, and other special events.
The LSSU Retiree Identification Card entitles you to walking, jogging and
swimming privileges at the Norris Center and Student Activities Center
public hours. Retirees may purchase a racquet membership at University
Tickets to Athletic Events
Retirees and their spouses shall be admitted free to all LSSU regular-season
athletic events. Reduced rates for dependents, other than spouses, are
not available for LSSU retirees.Retirees and spouses shall present a University-issued
identification card for admission to athletic events. Hockey games, however,
are an exception (procedure
Retirees and their spouses wishing reserved seats for the entire hockey
season may reserve season tickets through the Norris Center Ticket Office
(906-635-2602) prior to the start of the season. Season tickets will not,
however, be provided at the time of reservation. Retirees and spouses must
pick up the free tickets Monday through Wednesday prior to each game weekend.
Season tickets not picked up by Wednesday will be sold. Retirees and spouses
will be notified of the enrollment period by the Norris Center Ticket Office.
Following the reserve season ticket period, and prior to the start of the
hockey season, retirees and spouses are allowed to reserve single game tickets. On game nights, retirees and spouses who do not hold season tickets or who
have not reserved single game tickets prior to the start of the season, will
receive seats, if seats are available.
Free admittance and/or reduced rates to selected cultural events, when the
proceeds from such events accrue to the University, are available to retiree
and spouse by showing an LSSU Retiree Identification Card.
The Office of Public Relations will send copies of University publications
and news stories, clippings, and releases on or about retirees to retirees
when such items occur.
Participation in the University’s Tuition Waiver Program is available for
retiree only. One course per semester is allowed. Forms are available in
Barnes & Noble at Lake Superior State University
A fifteen percent (15%) discount on LSSU imprinted clothing and gifts, excluding
sale items, is available at Barnes & Noble at Lake Superior State University upon presentation of an
LSSU Retiree Identification Card.
Library services and privileges for retirees will remain the same as those
provided for current faculty and staff. An office located in the Library
building is designated for use by emeriti faculty.
Career and Employment Services
Visit the Career and Employment Services Office, located in the west end
of South Hall, for free use of available information including job listings.
Emeriti faculty are invited to march in Commencement. All retirees are invited
to attend the annual LSSU Commencement exercises.
For further information, write or call:
Human Resources Office
Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
From time to time, retirement
courtesies may change out of necessity; but one element never changes:
Lake Superior State University ’s
desire to have you return often and participate in its academic and