McMaster perks

Alumni travel

ConnectMe (formerly M.E.S.S)

  • ConnectME connects you with campus events, entertainment, and perks

Employee discount program (Venngo WorkPerks)

Library services

McMaster meal plan

  • save 10% on all on-campus food purchases through Hospitality Services
  • a declining cash balance system that works on the same principal as a bank debit card; each time you make a purchase, the total cost is subtracted from the dollar balance in your account
  • the meal account is programmed to your McMaster photo ID card
  • access your account information and transaction history online with a secure, personalized system
  • more information at Hospitality Services > Mac Express Meal Plans > Staff/Faculty/Retirees

McMaster photo ID card

All retirees are eligible for a free McMaster photo identification access card that identifies them as a McMaster retiree. Retirees who do not have a photo ID, e.g., because they still have the older, blue ID card, because they handed in their photo ID upon retirement, etc. are encouraged to get a McMaster retiree photo ID card that facilitates the following services:
    • photo ID
    • access control (controlled access to various buildings/labs/stairwells)
    • entry into controlled-access staff lounges on campus*
    • Mac Express meal plan account (activated in Commons Building 128)
    • library borrowing
    • use of athletic facilities such as the Pulse (gym)

How to get a photo ID card

      • your name
      • your employee number
      • a photo of yourself (can be a picture of your government issued photo ID, e.g. health card, driver's license, or other appropriate photo)
  • When your card is ready for pickup, you will receive instructions where and when to attend.
  • Additional information on photo ID cards is available on the McMaster Security Services' Technology web page in the Photo ID Cards section, under "Retirees".  
  • Please contact Axiomrep for further information. 

* If your existing retiree photo ID card does not work for accessing staff lounges, send an email request to including the name on your card and the number printed on the back of your card.

** The preferred method to make arrangements for photo id cards is via email, but if that option is not possible, you can make arrangements by calling Axiomrep at 905-525-9140 x27416.

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Tuition assistance & bursary program

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