Announcements News

Read the latest Silver Slug Newsletter (February 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:

Speaker's Lunch

March 1, 2016, 11:30am-2:00pm at Peace United Church with Mas Hashimoto speaking. Mas is a retired history teacher and will be speaking about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Watch here for more details.

Photography Workshop

Award-winning travel photographer, Retiree Dave Kirk (recipient of 10 prize ribbons from the annual Santa Cruz County Fair's Photographic Contest) will present a PowerPoint presentation and workshop entitled, "A Brief Introduction to Digital Photography - Along with Tips and Tricks for Better Photographs." There will be TWO identical sessions of this workshop:

(1) Tuesday, March 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm

(2) Thursday, March 10, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Both sessions will be held in the University Relations Meadow Conference Room, upstairs at 2155 Delaware Street. Plenty of free parking.

Seating is limited. Advance reservations will be needed. Watch for reservation information on this website and from the Silver Slugs via email in February.

Scholarship Lunch

May 3, 2016, 11:30am-2:00pm at the UCSC Arboretum.

Welcome to Retirement!

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

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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. 


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.