Welcome to the Lake Land College Retiree Advantage Program
Lake Land College Retirees are integral members of the College community. We welcome our retirees to enroll in the Retiree Advantage Program and take advantage of the following benefits. Your dedication and commitment to making our college one of the best in the nation is appreciated by the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, employees and most importantly, the students. We look forward to seeing you around campus!
Please see bottom of the page for Retiree Advantage Program eligibility requirements.
To take full advantage of the program benefits, you will need to enroll in the program, obtain a college ID and request a LLC email address.
Retiree Advantage Program Benefits
Lake Land College ID
Retirees will be able to obtain an official Lake Land College retiree photo identification card. This could be used to secure various discounts and services, both within and outside the College. You can get your card from the Bookstore on campus. We ask that you avoid book pick up and return weeks for this visit.
The tuition waiver is available to the retiree, the retiree's spouse and his or her dependent children under the age of 23. As with current employees, any associated fees are the responsibility of individuals covered under this benefit.
Lake Land College will provide an email address at no cost to the retiree. This is the address the College will use to communicate with you. The same limitations and support apply to this email address as when the retiree was an employee. This in no way implies computer support or Internet access for retirees choosing to continue to use their LLC-provided email address. To access your email address from any Internet provider, go to: http://mail.lakeland.cc.il.us/
and select Retirees.
*Special Employment Benefits
Retirees receive several unique benefits associated with part-time positions here on campus.
(1) They will be notified electronically of all new posted part-time positions.
(2) They qualify for a retiree pay differential, which allows them to be compensated at a higher level than applicants without prior LLC employment experience.
Access to the Fitness Center
Retirees can use the state-of-the-art Fitness Center during posted hours of operation by simply showing their retiree college ID. Fitness Center hours are: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours for the Fitness Center are 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Retirees receive free access to any sporting events simply by showing their retiree college ID.
Invitations to All Formal Lake Land College Events
Retirees will be invited to all formal Lake Land College events, such as ground-breakings, open houses, celebrations, etc.
Retirees are welcome to volunteer in various capacities. Individuals may contact you to request help with various events, shows, projects, etc.
Retirees will be invited to the annual recognition luncheon. The luncheon would provide an opportunity for retirees to interact with each other as well as an opportunity for the College to introduce to retirees new personnel and projects occurring at the College.
Retirees have the option of participating in the College's wellness program for a nominal fee. The program is designed for those individuals who would like to have assistance in formulating and participating in a healthier lifestyle. Retirees will not be eligible for the monetary award program. Such examples include on-site Weight Watchers meetings, Lunch-n-Learn healthy eating tips, goal setting and progress appointments. Email Andrea Imes at email@example.com for more information.
Student-provided services are available to retirees at the employee rate. Such services include dental hygiene, massage therapy, and cosmetology.
Retirees would also receive a 10% discount at the Lake Land College bookstore simply by showing their retiree ID.
Participation in Graduation Ceremonies
Retirees can request to participate in the spring graduation ceremony. If they elect to participate, a cap and gown will be provided to them by the College. This request should be made in March to the Director of the Bookstore at 217-234-5475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LLC Retiree Newsletter
The college will publish an annual electronic newsletter that will be sent to retirees via email.
Lake Land College Business Cards
Retirees can order a Lake Land College business card through the college's print shop at no cost to the retiree. Email Kelly Allee at email@example.com with this request.
A Lake Land College employee who gave the College a written notice to retire, and upon the date of retirement was eligible to receive an annuity from the State Universities Retirement System.
*The Tuition Waiver and Special Employment Benefits provisions of the Retiree Advantage Program are only available to retirees (as defined above) with 5 or more years of full-time service to the College.
For more information, please contact the Benefits Specialist, at (217) 234-5000.