UW Retirement Association


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Welcome to the University of Washington Retirement Association. The UWRA informs, connects and advocates for UW retirees and pre-retirees. The UWRA encourages continued engagement with the UW and fosters a purposeful retirement through educational and social programs.

Current and retired UW faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to join. Visit our Membership page to join, About UWRA for more information about who we are and what we do, and Events or the calendar to learn about our programs.


What’s the Big Idea? group continues on March 1, when Professor Lance Bennett (Political Science & Communication) will lead a discussion on the status of the US media in an ‘alternative facts’ world. The group is limited to UWRA members. Click through on the UWRA calendar to learn more. Registration (required!) opens February 15.

Learn & Lunch is coming on Wednesday February 15, 10-12:30. Speakers include Sally J. Clark, UW’s director of regional and community relations, discussing UW’s draft plan for campus growth and the city’s proposed changes to U District zoning; Gary Faigin, co-founder and artistic director of the Gage Academy of Art, presenting SAM’s Seeing Nature landscapes exhibit; and Dick Conway, principal of Dick Conway & Associates and co-publisher of The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster, examining Washington’s tax system. Learn more and register…

Non-Financial Retirement Planning: Who Will I Be Without My Job? This popular workshop is highly recommended for those approaching retirement or who have recently retired. Monday, March 6, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. This workshop is full. Email UWRA to be added to the waiting list.

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