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.        


Retiree Tour of the Arboretum

Free UCSC Arboretum tour for Retirees and Emeriti, April 17, 2014 from 10:00-11:30am. FULL with a wait list.

The Spring Event

May 6, 2014 11:30am-1:30pm at the Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, in Santa Cruz.  Special guest Mike Ryan, actor and artistic co-director of Santa Cruz Shakespeare. Click for more details.

Welcome to Retirement

June 19, 2014: 4:00-5:30pm Cowell Provost House. Join us to celebrate new retirees at our first ever "Welcome to Retirement" reception.

Beach Cleanup

July 5, 2014: 8:00-10:00am. A Silver Slug contingent will join Save Our Shores in their annual beach cleanup. Details to follow.

The Fall Picnic

September 16, 2014.  Details to be announced.

The Holiday Luncheon

December 2, 2014.  Details to be announced.

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.