Retiree Discounts

Retirees can receive discounts at the Department of Campus Recreation, the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University Dining Services and Unitrans listed below.

Department of Campus Recreation and Unions (CRU)

Retirees are eligible to purchase Campus Recreation and Unions (CRU) memberships to the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) on the Davis campus. The ARC includes a full-service fitness center, and offers a variety of fitness classes including “Fit for Life” classes for adults aged 55 and up. A CRU membership also provides discounts for all units within the department, including the Recreation Pool, Craft Center, Equestrian Center and Outdoor Adventures. For more information, contact CRU directly at:
   Telephone: (530) 752-1730

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis explores the full range of the performing arts in their world-class performance facilities. The following discounts are offered to both current and retired faculty, academics and staff:

  • Season tickets—30% off the regular ticket price
  • Choose your own tickets—25% off the regular ticket price
  • Individual events—10% off the regular ticket price

For more information, contact the Mondavi Center directly at:
   Telephone: (530) 754-ARTS (2787)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI, a unit within University Extension, offers quality, affordable courses and events for adults living in Davis and nearby communities. OLLI currently offers complimentary course credit equivalent to the paid OLLI membership (up to a $50 value) for the 2018–2019 year for paid members of either the UC Davis Retirees’ Association and/or the UC Davis Emeriti Association.

For more information, or to volunteer as a teacher, contact OLLI at:
   Telephone: (530) 757-8777

Staff pins

Retirees can purchase a staff pin from Staff Assembly, which provides a variety of discounts on and off-campus and supports the Staff Dependent Scholarship Program. For more information, contact Staff Assembly directly at:
   Telephone: (530) 752-0988

Dining Services

Retirees are eligible for several discount programs for on-campus dining:

  • Retirees can purchase an AggieCash card, which entitles them to a 10% discount at any participating dining establishment on campus, including Starbucks Coffee at the ARC. AggieCashis a declining debit card that can be refilled. Learn more about AggieCash at Aggie Cash Plans webpage.
  • Retirees can also purchase a Staff Assembly pin for $5, and then wear the pin to any participating dining establishment on campus to receive a 10% discount. The discount is in addition to any other discount. For example, if AggieCash is used as the form of payment by someone wearing their Staff Pin, they will receive 20% off their food or beverage purchase.

For information, contact University Dining directly at:
   Telephone: (530) 752-6870

Community Practice for Small Animals (School of Veterinary Medicine)

UC Davis and UC Davis Health System staff, faculty, academics and retirees all receive a 10% discount for pet care and supplies in the community practice or anywhere else in the teaching hospital. For more information, ask for the Finance department at the contact below:
   Telephone - Large/Small Animal Clinic: (530) 752-1393


The Unitrans bus system services the UC Davis campus and the City of Davis. Buses run every weekday from 7 am-11 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am-6 pm. Anyone 60 years of age or older can ride the busses for free, with a pass that can be obtained from the UC Davis Retiree Center or the City of Davis’ Senior Center. For more information, contact Unitrans directly at:
   Telephone: (530) 752-BUSS (2877)

Personal Travel Insurance Program

Three travel plan options, integrating insurance benefits and travel assistance services, are available for purchase through the UC Personal Travel Program. Note: this insurance appears to only be for travel outside of your home country or country of permanent residence and provides accident and sickness benefits and valuable travel assistance services,

MetLife Choice℠

MetLife Choice provides options that can lead to more savings for UC Davis retirees.
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Mercer Insurance

Protect yourself and your family by taking advantage of the special benefit offerings available to you as a UC Davis retiree.

PetersenDean Solar and Roofing

As a UC Davis retiree, save on services offered by PetersenDean through the discounts available to Cal Aggie Alumni Association members (you do not need to be a CAAA member, simply a UC Davis retiree). If you are over the age of 55, a veteran, or a first responder, receive an additional $500 off the price of services.