Benefits for Retired Faculty and Staff

Retired Faculty and Staff ID Card

Retired faculty and staff may obtain their updated Cougar identification card from the Cougar Card Services Office at 162 Calhoun St. in Berry Hall.

TheCougar ID card may be used to pay for goods/services at the following campus locations:

The Cougar ID also entitles retired faculty and staff to reduced parking fees ($5.00 per day) at the Wentworth and St. Philip Street Garage (North of Calhoun, next to the Public Safety Office) when attending meetings and events at the College of Charleston.

When leaving the parking garage, retired faculty/staff should use Cougar ID to pay for parking.  Funds must be pre-loaded onto the card at the Cougar Card Office.

Note:  All retired faculty and staff are eligible.  There are no membership dues.

Priority Registration as a Senior in Credit Courses at the College of Charleston

Each semester, seniors (SC residents 60 years of age and over, who are not employed full time) may register for credit courses free of charge. A registration fee of $25 is applied along with any course-specific lab type fees.  Registration occurs the day after classes begin to allow degree seeking and full pay students to register. Call the Office of  Admissions for a registration appointment and indicate that you are a retired faculty or staff member to receive “priority service.” (843.953.5620).

Applications and instructions are located at


Library Services

The retired faculty/staff ID card allows you to use all the library services provided to active faculty/staff members. For specific questions contact the library information desk (, 843.953.8000) or James Williams (


Retired Faculty and Staff also enjoy the same reduced fees and privileges as active faculty and staff members for the following:

  • Athletic Events
  • School of the Arts Performances and Events
  • Campus Recreational Services (Fitness classes)

This is not an all-inclusive list: the RFSC will be seeking additional benefits from other vendors.   Please check the RFSC website for current benefits and programs.