UW Retirement Association

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


Bob Roseth, 2020 UW-UWRA Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award. Bob was recognized for his core dedication to improving the world around him: working with Seattle Youth Tutoring, serving as Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the State of Washington, and helping online Spanish conversation partners to reach their goals. UWRA was fortunate to have Bob serve on our board and as our president.

Jill McKinstry, iSchool’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna. As director of Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Jill led its complete renovation in 2011-13. After her retirement, Jill lent her significant skills to UWRA, ending her term on the board with a year as president. She is also deeply engaged with the nonprofit Grandmothers Against Gun Violence.

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

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

3/13/20: UWRA events and meetings are canceled or postponed, including the Spring Scholarship Brunch.

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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