Retiree Privileges

As a JHU retiree, you’ll enjoy some of the same privileges, memberships, and other benefits you had while you were an employee—plus a few that are just for retirees.

To ensure you have access to all that we offer, you’ll need a new JHU ID card. You should receive an ID card within one month of your retirement date from the university, but if you don’t—or if you need a replacement card—you can email or call 410-516-2000.

During COVID-related restrictions, you will experience delays in receiving your ID card. We apologize for this and appreciate your understanding as we work during these challenges times.

Click the tabs below to learn about privileges offered to JHU retirees.

JHU Email Address

Unless you are a faculty member or have another affiliation with Johns Hopkins, your JHED account will be disabled 90 days after your retirement date. You will no longer be able to access your current Johns Hopkins email account and the contents in that mailbox will be unrecoverable.

As part of your retiree benefits, you are eligible for a retiree email account with the address <>. This is a fully functioning email account and you will need to register it within 90 days of your retirement date.

In order to set up your retiree email account, SAP must have you listed as “retired”. When SAP sends your retirement status to JHED, you will receive an email with instructions to setup your retiree email account (see below). These instructions will include your temporary password.

SAP will continue to send your retiree position to JHED for 90 days after your retirement date to provide time to transition to your new email account. If you do not have another affiliation with Johns Hopkins after that time, your JHED account will be deactivated and your JH email aliases will be redirected to your new retiree email account.

For additional help with steps 2 and 3 below, see this document.

1. Visit
2. If you are automatically logged into Office 365 with your employee account, click your profile icon in the upper right corner and sign out.
3. Select “Switch to a different account” if your JHED account is shown as the login.
4. Enter <> and click Sign In.
5. Enter temporary password: <Temporary Password will be provided> 
6. Re-enter your temporary password as your “current password” and enter a new password.
7. Click Sign In to be directed to your new Office 365 account.

Emails and contact lists stored in your Hopkins employee email account will not automatically transfer to your new retiree email account, and manual migration of that information from your employee account to your retiree email account is not supported by Microsoft. Save any contact lists and forward important emails you will need before your JHED deactivates and your employee emails are deleted from Johns Hopkins servers. If you need help, you may find instructions here on how to Export  your contacts from your JHU email and Import  them into your retiree email.

You may redirect your Johns Hopkins employee email alias <> to your new retiree email account by following these steps:

1. Visit
2. Login with your current JHED account.
3. Scroll down and expand the Messaging category.
4. Select Email Alias.
5. Select “I accept this policy”.
6. Enter <> under “Enter Custom Address” and select the Update button for each alias.

Your Johns Hopkins email aliases will be automatically redirected to <> upon JHED deactivation if you have not already redirected them. If you do not wish to have your employee email aliases redirected to your retiree email account, please contact the IT Help Desk at 410-955-4357 (HELP).

For additional questions or assistance setting up your retiree email account, please contact the IT Help Desk at 410-955-4357 (HELP).

JHU License Plates

In-state residents can purchase Maryland or Delaware license plates with the Johns Hopkins seal at a cost of $10 for Delaware and $35 for Maryland. For information or an order form, call Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363.

Tuition Remission

As a university retiree, you are eligible for 100% tuition remission on credit courses, 80% on noncredit courses, and 25% remission on private instruction at the Peabody Institute. Your spouse, same sex domestic partner, and dependent children are eligible for 50% remission for credit and noncredit courses and 25% for private instruction at Peabody.

A maximum of $5,250 for tuition remission for credit courses per family is offered each calendar year for part-time study; the annual maximum for dependents is $2,625. Courses must be offered by one of the university’s academic divisions.

For more information, read all about JHU’s tuition remission program.

Two JHU programs for noncredit courses that we encourage our retirees to explore are:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins

You and your spouse or same-sex partner are invited to become members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at JHU, a program for retired and semiretired individuals pursuing intellectual enrichment and rewarding cultural and social opportunities.

Programs are offered at the Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins Columbia Center, and the Montgomery County Center.

You are eligible to receive 50% remission for annual membership dues; your spouse/same-sex partner is eligible for 25% remission for annual dues.


For more than 30 years, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ noncredit liberal arts program, Odyssey, has been the region’s partner for lifelong learning. JHU retirees receive 80% tuition remission for Odyssey classes, and spouses/same-sex domestic partners receive 50% tuition remission.

To receive tuition remission, you must complete a tuition remission form and submit it to Benefits & Worklife before registering.

Tuition Grant

As a JHU retiree, you are eligible for the Tuition Grant Plan which allows dependent children to receive tuition support for full-time, undergraduate studies at an accredited, degree-granting institution.  For more information, read all about the university’s Tuition Grant Plan.


As a retiree, you’ll have the ability to join or use some of the same resources you enjoyed as an employee. They are:


Retirees are eligible for participation in our LifeMart employee discount program, which offers cost savings on amusement parks, local attractions, travel, and more. You also may be eligible for discounted rates at:

  • Johns Hopkins Technology Store. Some discounts are available to JHU retirees. Check with the Johns Hopkins Technology Store at 410-516-0448.
  • Wilmer Eye Institute. You and your family members are eligible for a 15% discount on prescription eyewear, frames, lenses, and lens treatments, 10% off nonprescription sunglasses, and 5% off contact lenses for a six-month supply or more. You also can receive a discount of $500 per eye on any laser correction procedure. Call 410-955-9373 for more information and a list of locations. For laser correction procedures, call 410-955-5080 and select option 2.
  • Johns Hopkins Museums. You may receive discounts on tours at Evergreen Museum & Library and Homewood Museum. For information and a schedule of upcoming events, visit the website or call 410-516-0341 for Evergreen Museum or 410-516-5589 for Homewood Museum. Volunteer docents are often needed at both museums, and training is provided.
  • Johns Hopkins University Press. You are eligible for a 25% discount on JHU Press books. To place an order online, use the four-letter code HJAY for discounts. Use the same code to order by phone; identify yourself as a retiree to the customer service representative, and the discount will be applied. For information, visit the JHU Press website or call 410-516-6956.
  • Lacrosse Tickets. Complimentary tickets to all Blue Jays regular season home games are available to retirees upon request, starting each year in February. Retiree ID required. Tickets must be picked up at the Newton White Athletic Center at Homewood. Call 410-516-7490.
  • Performing Arts. You also may be eligible for discounts on tickets to performances by the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, at Peabody, and in the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Check with each organization about discounts for JHU retirees.

Please note: Privileges extended to retirees are at the discretion of the university or the individual entity offering the privilege.