Retirement Information & Helpful Hints

We hope you will find the following information helpful in retirement.

Retirement distributions may be subject to taxation by the federal government and your state of residence. All MSU retirement plans are subject to Minimum Distribution requirements. For additional information, please see MSU Retirement Plan Withdrawal Information.

You will always want to keep your 403(b) Plan and/or 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan investment vendor(s) informed of your current address. You may contact Fidelity at 800-343-0860 and TIAA at 800-842-2252 to report address changes. Additional investment vendor contact information.

All retirees automatically become members of the MSU Retirees Association (MSURA). If you would like to volunteer or want additional information, you may contact MSURA at 1407 S. Harrison Rd, Suite 22, East Lansing, MI 48823, via email at or via phone at 517-353-7896.

Here is a list of some benefits and discounts offered by various campus units:

  • Athletic Tickets: Retiree discounts may apply for season tickets or passes for football, basketball, hockey or golf. Court fee discounts may apply at the MSU Tennis Center. Contact Athletics or the facility for current rates.

  • Computer Discounts: To find out if you are eligible for discounts at the MSU Tech Store, please visit them online or in person at 110 Computer Center.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Is a confidential counseling service provided to employees, retirees and their family members.

  • Faculty and Staff Directory: Your name will be included in the online directory. You may update your information on the EBS Portal

  • IM Sports Facilities: Present your MSU ID Card for entrance. Use of the facilities may be restricted to certain hours or there may be a fee for certain activities.

  • Library Privileges: You have library privileges by presenting your MSU ID Card. Contact the Main Library at 517-353-8700 for assistance.

  • MSU NetID: All retirees can retain their MSU NetID account. If you need assistance activating or using your MSU NetID account, contact the MSU IT Services Desk at 517-432-6200 or toll-free at 844-678-6200, email or go online to You may also contact the MSU IT Service Desk for assistance with your MSU email account.

  • MSU Retiree ID Card: Please retain your current MSU ID card for use in retirement. Retirees and/or spouses may obtain a new or replacement ID card at the MSU ID Office in Room 170 International Center.

  • MSU Today: You can subscribe to MSU's official weekly e-newsletter and/or daily pride points at

  • Other discounts and services: A listing of additional discounts and services available to retirees may found on the Discounts page.

  • Sports Events Admission: Certain sporting events may have free admission with your MSU ID card. Information is available at

  • State News: For information on continued access, contact the State News at 517-355-3447. 

  • Vehicle Parking Permit: Parking stickers are available to retirees. An MSU ID card will be required. Contact MSU Police Department  at 517-355-8440 to inquire about the cost and availability.