UW Retirement Association

May 24, 2018

UWRA News & Events May 23



UWRA Forum: Housing Options for Older Adults. Choosing among housing options in later life can be complex. Come for an overview that will get you started on your own personal exploration of the possibilities. Start with a presentation covering the basics — types, affordability, the right time for a move. Then hear from a panel of UW retirees who have made (or are in the process of making) a variety of choices about their living arrangements. This event is free. Date, time, location: Wednesday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon, Alder Hall auditorium. Please register so that we know how many people to expect. (Trouble with the registration link? Try starting at uw.edu/uwra, or call the UWRA office: (206) 543-8600.)


UW shieldHelp at commencement this June: The UW is seeking Faculty Marshals, including retired and emeritus UW faculty, for the Seattle commencement ceremony June 9. Many UW students are first in their generation to go to college, and their graduation will be cheered on by very proud families. About 5,500 to 6,000 graduates are expected, with about 40,000 people in the stands. This is what it’s all about!

And there’s more:

  • UW academic regalia provided if needed!
  • Complimentary close-in parking permit!
  • General admission tickets for your guests!

Time commitment:

  • Faculty marshal rehearsal: Thursday, June 7, 1-2:30 PM, at Touchdown Terrace at Husky Stadium
  • Faculty marshal brunch: Saturday, June 9, 11-12:30 PM, Touchdown Terrace
  • Commencement procession into stadium: 1:30 PM; ceremony concludes about 4:30 PM

Revisit the transformative power of education, or just fulfill your secret desire to dust off your academic regalia for an encore performance! Contact Richard Warner, Office of Ceremonies, rawarner@uw.edu, or call him at (206) 543-2592.


Coming changes to UW email and to retirees’ email privileges:  Click here for UW-IT’s help links. To see the slides from UW-IT’s help session at UWRA’s computer help group, click here. For more help, call UW-IT: (206) 221-5000. Retirees who are engaged in volunteer service at the UW may ask that UW email be provided for them. If you are a volunteer and would like to use UW email, please direct your UW supervisor to more information or to the provision request tool.