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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”.

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 Dental

All University of Rochester employees receive a 10% discount on the following dental services not covered by insurance: Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, General Dentistry, and services rendered at the Downtown and School 17 sites, and University Dental Faculty Group. More Details

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.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills is offering all University faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets to many of the 2018 home games (subject to availability). To purchase tickets, click on the links below:

Rochester Americans

The Rochester Americans are offering all University of Rochester faculty, staff, retirees, and families the chance to purchase discounted tickets for the 2018-2019 season (subject to availability). Tickets are only $18 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 585-286-9942.

my Better Benefits

2018 University of Rochester Member ID: #20183289

As an employee or retiree 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 site and 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

Corporate Woods

Office of Total Rewards
60 Corporate Woods
Suite 310

River Campus

ID Office
1st Floor
Susan B. Anthony Halls

Brooks Landing

HR Administrative Services
910 Genesee Street
Suite 100

Eastman School of Music

Information Window
26 Gibbs Street

Laboratory for Laser Energetics

East River Road
Administrative Suite

Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni & Advancement Center

Ground Floor


514 Intercampus Drive

Memorial Art Gallery

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.

Family Care Program

Child Care at Work

Information about The Children’s School at URMC, the University of Rochester’s on-site day care facility run by KinderCare Learning Centers. Call 585-273-3677 for space availability and pricing.

Child Care Select

A discount program for employees and students of the University of Rochester at KinderCare locations locally and throughout the country.

Beyond the Classroom

An information resource on parenting and child care provided by KinderCare.

Other Discounts and Perks

Cell Phone

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

UR Tech Store

Purchase computer hardware, accessories, video gaming products and more at discounted prices. Their two retail locations include G-7220B on the ground floor of the Medical Center (next to the Print Center), and the IT Center in the Rush Rhees Library. More Information.

Post Office

For your convenience, there is a U.S. Post Office located on the ground floor of the medical center - G-5122 and there is also the Campus Mail Center in Todd Union.

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.

College Town Discounts

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

Memorial Art Gallery

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

Eastman Theatre

University of Rochester employees can receive a discount on subscription packages and tickets for many performances are either discounted or free with a UR ID. More Information.


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