2013 Fall Picnic

The Retirees Association holds at least four social events each year, along with seminars, tours and other opportunities for retirees. Upcoming events are listed below. Links to descriptions of past events are listed on the left side of this page.        



March 3, 11:30am-2:00pm at the UCSC Arboretum.  This is our traditional soup luncheon where we will award this year's scholarships to military veteran students. Now's your chance to cook up fabulous soup for your fellow retirees to savor.  If making soup is not your thing, salads, breads and deserts are always welcome. Bring your own bowl, utnesils and beverage container. Drinks will be provided.


April 10, 9:30am-4:30pm (approximate round trip time from Santa Cruz).  Space is limited. Watch your Retiree Association email for information and details for reserving a space.


May 5, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Peace United Church of Christ. Guest speak John Dizikes will talk about the early days at UCSC.


June 18, 2015: 4:00 - 5:30pm. Second annual Welcome to Retirement reception at the Cowell Provost House. A special event to honor new retirees. In addition to new retirees, all Retiree Association and Emeriti members are invited to attend and share in the celebration. The Chancellor will present retirement certificates to the new retirees.  A wonderful opportunity to see old friends and welcome new retirees to our group.

Promoting the Retirees Association on Campus

The Association’s board is taking steps to promote our programs and activities among current campus staff and faculty. A liaison relationship has been established with the Staff Advisory Board, which represents all career staff employees. 


Issues arise from time to time that have implications for both active employees and retirees, and this formalized connection will provide a means for both organizations to coordinate their responses to such matters as changes in health care benefits.

In November, the Retirees and Emeriti Associations co-coordinate a special open enrollment forum with the Health Care Facilitator designed to answer questions specific to retirees' health care options and concerns.  In addition, in March a panel of retirees participated in a pre-retirement workshop sponsored by the Benefits Office. This is an important outreach effort that helps current employees plan for and realize their dreams for retirement.