Announcements News

Read the latest Silver Slug Newsletter (April 2016).

Silver Slug T-Shirts are available for sale at Retiree events for $20 (cash or check only). You may also arrange to pick them up in Santa Cruz, or have them mailed to you. Click on the highlighted link for information.

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The new Retirees and Emeriti Center (REC) at Kresge College is open. Stop by and say hello to Daisy Zurita, the center's work-study student.

Our "In Memoriam" page is in the "Membership" section of our website. Please let us know of any retirees who have passed away in the past year who should be included in this list.

New retiree travel opportunities for 2016. Read more about our special travel arrangement with Collette Travel on our Benefits page.

Events Calendar

Upcoming Silver Slug Events:

8th Annual Silver Slug Scholarship Award Potluck Luncheon

May 3, 2016, 11:30am-1:30pm at the UCSC Arboretum.

Nine Scholarships will be awarded to UCSC veteran students.

Bring a potluck dish to share and also bring your ouwn plate, cup and utensils. Beverages will be provided courtesy of Virginia Rivera, UC Relations, Gift Planning.

Retirees & Emeriti Center (REC) Open House

May 12, Noon to 2:00pm Kresge College Room 192, Contact: 459-4063

REC Website:

Welcome to Retirement: Our 3rd Annual Celebration!

June 16, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm at the Cowell Provost House.

Sponsored by the Silver Slugs, Staff Advisory Board, Emeriti Association & Chancellor's Office

If you are a recent (or soon to be) faculty or staff retiree, mark you calendar for our 3rd annual reception to honor YOU!  Live music and refreshments.  Special retirement certificates will be presented by The Chancellor to retirees.  For "veteran" retirees, please plan on attending to welcome the new recruits!  Registration information will be available soon.

Upcoming Campus Events:

May 11, 2016  UC Santa Cruz Giving Day

Be on the lookout for videos and stories coming from our passionate community. Spread the word and share those too.

Aging and Competency  

May 11, 2016, 10:00-11:30 at Seymour Marine Discovery Center , La Feliz Room

When should you get support for yourself or for someone you care about? 

Members' Corner

If you'd like to post something of potential interest to the Silver Slugs, send us an email:

The new UCSC Slug Support program was created to promote early intervention with students of concern to prevent culminating problems from escalating into a crisis. They are seeking donations for the program, (i.e. toiletries, towels, blankets, pillows, etc.) even if they are slightly soiled or damaged. Click here to see if you can help.

View photos from past events on our Events page. We've recently added photos from the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, the Boardwalk Tour and the September BBQ.

Check campus event listings that may be of interest to you and your friends. 


Angela Beck
Mary-Beth Harhen
Richard Vasquez
Patricia Ponzini
Robin Drury
Ellen Ziff
Sharon Barry
Mary McKinnon
Carolyn & Howard Hall
Cori Houston
Linda Jennings
Claudia Parrish
Nancy Loshkajian
Catherine Hawkins
Sandy Holeman
Ken Keegan

Retiree Benefits

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Find out more information about retiree travel, library privileges, parking, OPERS benefits and much more on the Benefits page.

The UCSC Retirees Association is an active member of CUCRA, the Council of University of California Retirees Associations.


Retiree Resources

The Retiree Association is all about staying connected.  Our Resource and Connections page provides links to valuable resources within UC and outside the University. We've also highlighted opportunities to volunteer and travel that may be of particular interest to retirees.

The UCSC Retirees Association is a member of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education.