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.        


The Holiday Luncheon

December 2, 2014.  11:30am - 2:00pm at Peace United Church on High Street. Celebrate the season with old friends and new.  Enjoy beautiful music offered by Fiat Musica.  Share your favorite holiday buffet dish (entree, salad, side dish or dessert).  Coffee and cold drinks will be provided. Remember to bring your own place setting.  No RSVP necessary.

ANO NUEVO FIELD TRIP.  Exact date in January 2015 to be determined.

SANTA CRUZ WARRIORS GAME.  Date in winter 2015 to be determined.

MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION HIKE.  Winter date 2015 to be determined.


March 3, 11:30am-1:30pm at the UCSC Arboretum.  This is our traditional soup luncheon where we will award this year's scholarships to military veteran students.


April 23, 2015.  There will be an event to honor UCSC retirees during the campus' 50th anniversary (Alumni weekend).

FILOLI GARDENS TOUR.  April 2015 date to be announced.


May 5, 2015 from 11:30am - 2:00pm at Peace United Church of Christ.


June 18, 2015 at the Cowell Provost House.  All Silver Slugs are invited!  Join us in welcoming new campus retirees to the good life.

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.