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Discounts and Perks



Want to get in shape, stay in shape, or reach a wellness goal? Thanks to a partnership between the University of Rochester, the YMCA of Greater Rochester and the Canandaigua Family YMCA, all regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including union members) are eligible for a discounted membership. More details.

Weight Watchers:

The University offers a discounted membership rate for employees who register for Weight Watchers through Well-U. Well-U also offers a 50% reimbursement (subject to taxes) for employees who successfully complete 16 consecutive weeks of the in-person or online program. More details.

Excellus – Blue365

Blue365 offers Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members access to deals and discounts on products and services that make it easier and more affordable to make healthy choices. More details.

Aetna Discounts

Aetna offers their members a variety of health and wellness discounts for things such as weight management, gym memberships, home exercise equipment, massage therapy, vision, natural products and more. Start saving today by logging into your Aetna account, selecting “Health Programs” and then “See the discounts”.

Sporting Events

Throughout the year you will find discounts on tickets to local sporting events for teams such as the Rochester Americans and Buffalo Bills. The current sporting event discounts include:

Rochester Americans

All University of Rochester faculty, staff, retirees, and families can save up to 40% off box office pricing for best available seating. Tickets are only $18 (reg. $30) and can be purchased online at or by showing your University ID at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office. Please contact Aaron Pennings with any questions at or 585-454-5335.

my Better Benefits

2018 University of Rochester Member ID: #20183289

As an employee of the University of Rochester, you are a member of my Better Benefits (mBB) and are eligible to obtain discounts through the use of the my Better Benefits web siteand the my Better Benefits ID card. mBB is a charitable 501(c)3 not-for profit organization created to assist in offering employees benefits and discounts on products and services.  There are over one thousand discounts available - local, regional, and national.

Some discounts offered, such as those for Darien Lake, Genesee Country Village, Corning Museum of Glass, Geva Theatre Center, just to name a few, are available by just showing your my Better Benefits card. You can see where you can show your card and save at these locations. It is important to note that some discounted tickets such as those for Buckmans Car Wash, Delta Sonic, Movies & Theatre, and summer season activities (Red Wings, Darien Lake Season Passes, Martin's Fantasy Island, New York State Fair) do require advance purchase from the my Better Benefits office. Individuals may purchase via the mail-in ticket order form or individuals may also order online. If you're in a pinch, you may pick up tickets from mBB's Bushnell's Basin offices if you notify them via e-mail first. Departments may request ticket orders in volume directly from the mBB offices via e-mail and be invoiced for their purchase. Many other amusement parks and attractions, however, offer easy online purchase and printing of tickets (Hershey Park, Cedar Point, Marineland, Six Flags Great Escape and many more). Please visit the my Better Benefits website for details on all local, regional, and national discounts and how to obtain them. Enter the ID # for University of Rochester employees (20183289) to view discounts alphabetically or by category.

Get Your mBB ID Card!

You can pick up your mBB card at any one of several university locations listed below. You may also download a page to show the ID card on your smart phone or tablet here.


SMH Cashier’s Office
Room 1-1399

College Town

Benefits Office
44 Celebration Drive
Suite 2300

River Campus

ID Office
1st Floor
Susan B. Anthony Halls

Brooks Landing

HR Service Center
Suite 100
910 Genesee Street

Eastman School of Music

Information Window
26 Gibbs Street

East River Road

Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Administrative Suite

Larry and Cindy Bloch

Alumni & Advancement Center
Ground Floor


514 Intercampus Drive

Memorial Art Gallery

Administration – Ann
500 University Ave, 2nd Floor


Intramural Mail:

Please email your request to:
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR INTRAMURAL BOX NUMBER in your request and allow 7 business days for processing.

College Town Discounts

Present your University of Rochester ID to receive 5-15% off at many of the College Town businesses, incuding Moes, The Beer Market, Rochester Running Company, Verizon and more.

Other Discounts and Perks

Medical Center Post Office

For your convenience, there is a U.S. Post Office located on the ground floor of the medical center-G-5122. More information.

Banking & ATM Services

The U of R offers several on-site banking options, including ATMs for both Chase Bank and Advantage Federal Credit Union. More information.

Child Care

Receive information regarding day care discounts, day camp programs, and more here.

Cell Phone

Receive cell phone plan discounts through Verizon and AT&T. More information.

Memorial Art Gallery

Present your UR ID and enjoy an unlimited number of free visits to the MAG. More information

Employee Pharmacy

The UR Employee Pharmacy offers savings to employees and their families who are enrolled in a University Health Care Plan. Enjoy up to a 25% discount of the cost of your prescription medications, along with free prescription delivery for off-site employees. More information.

Eastman Theatre

U of R employees can receive up to a 33% discount on subscription packages and up to 60% off single tickets for select concert series. More Information.


*University Retirees are not eligible for Child Care, MAG, or cellphone discounts.