UW Retirement Association

Resources for retirees and pre-retirees

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Whether you are looking ahead to retirement, are newly retired, or are long-retired and moving into a new life stage, UWRA is your resource for retirement-related information and referrals. This page includes some helpful links (scroll down to see them all), but you are welcome to call or email our office with your questions.

UW retiree and emeritus privileges

All UW faculty and staff retired in good standing are eligible for a variety of privileges and discounts.

Retirees should obtain a retiree Husky ID card when their retirement becomes final. Visit the Retiree Husky Card information page.


UW Encore, a program of UWRA, provides opportunities for retirees to engage their experience in meaningful volunteer and paid opportunities on and off campus. You can learn more here about ways that you can make a difference in our community and feel great doing it.

Retirement transitions programs

Through the Retirement Transitions series the UWRA offers workshops for UW pre-retirees and recent retirees on the issues of midlife. Some workshops are open to UW alumni as well; see course descriptions for details. Financial and estate planning, long-term care insurance, eldercare, and exploring a post-work identity are topics that have been addressed in recent Transitions sessions. Find course descriptions and a current schedule here….

Other retirement resources for UW employees and retirees

UW Benefits Office

Academic human resources

Educational opportunities

  • Reading list on retirement issues
  • The Access program allows all Washington residents 60 or older to audit UW classes
  • UW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers enrichment classes specifically for older adults
  • UW Continuum College (formerly known as UW Educational Outreach) offers classes and certificate programs for those who wish to update or extend their skills or move into a new field
  • Presentation materials from previous workshops

Non-UW resources for UW employees