UW Retirement Association

Welcome! The University of Washington Retirement Association informs, connects and advocates for UW retirees and pre-retirees.

Congratulations, New Retirees!

As a UW retiree, you are part of a long tradition. Your career was supported by the accomplishments of those who went before you; now, your legacy will underpin the future success of those who follow. As we reflect on the more than 900 individuals—representing 23,604 years of service—who retired this year, we are struck by the magnitude of your collective impact on our university and the people and communities we serve. We are joined in this celebration by President Ana Mari Cauce, who shares her thanks and appreciation for your dedicated years of service in the video below.

We hope you know that once you’re in the UW family, we’re not prepared to let you go just because you’ve retired! You will always have a place in the UW community. The UW Retirement Association is your UW home in retirement, and we encourage you to remain an engaged member of the UW community—through UWRA’s programs and events, by auditing classes, attending lectures and performances, or volunteering with UW programs.

Although we cannot gather in person, we are lifting a virtual glass in toast to your retirement.  Here’s to the luxury of lazy mornings, and time for the things that matter to you most. Above, all, here’s to your legacy and continuing impact on the University of Washington. Cheers!


4/1/20 – Information about the updated membership renewal process

3/23/20 – Please read our message about limited in-office hours for staff

How does recent corona-related legislation affect retirees? What did the legislature do this year? Read an update from UWRA’s Legislation & Benefits Committee here…

Reading List on Retirement Issues — get the list here



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 invited to support UWRA’s work on behalf of all UW retirees by becoming UWRA members. Visit our Membership page to join or renew, About UWRA for more information about who we are and what we do, and Events or the calendar to learn about our programs.

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