FAQ: the Retiree Center

Retiree Center staff

What does the Retiree Center do?

The UC Davis Retiree Center recognizes the importance of retired staff and faculty and facilitates their status as lifelong members of the UC Davis community. The Center’s primary mission is to keep retirees connected to the campus. The Center serves the Davis and Sacramento campuses by providing the following services and programs:

  • Serves as the office of record and the campus connection for retirees
  • Supports the UC Davis Emeriti Association and the UC Davis Retirees’ Association
  • Plans events and day trips for retirees
  • Connects retirees with volunteer opportunities
  • Provides information and referrals for retirees
  • Provides resources for retirement planning

The Center serves current and retired faculty, staff, and surviving spouse beneficiaries from UC Davis, the UC Davis Health System, and from other UC campuses who live in the Davis vicinity.

Where is the Retiree Center located and how can it be reached?

The UC Davis Retiree Center is located in Suite 110 on the first floor of the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center on the Davis campus. The Retiree Center is generally staffed from 9-12 and 1-4, Monday through Friday. However, we are a two-person office, so please call prior to visiting to ensure that someone will be available. Contact the Center at:
   Telephone: (530) 752-5182
   Email: retireecenter@ucdavis.edu

Is membership required to access services?

Membership is not required to access services and programs provided by the UC Davis Retiree Center. However, the Center does provide administrative support for the UC Davis Retirees Association (UCDRA) and the UC Davis Emeriti Association (UCDEA). All UC retirees are encouraged to join their respective associations as the groups advocate for the continuation of retiree benefits at both the local and state level. Additionally, the associations offer social and educational functions for their members. Members also receive discounted prices on Retiree Center trips and activities, as well as a complimentary membership to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which offers quality, affordable courses and events for seniors.

All retired faculty and staff are eligible to be regular members of the UCDRA. Retired members of the Academic Senate and non-Senate recipients of the emeritus/a title are eligible to be members of the UCDEA and may join both associations if they desire. Contact the associations in care of the Retiree Center at the contacts above.

What is the relationship between the Retiree Center, the UCDRA, and the UCDEA?

The UCDRA and the UCDEA are both all-volunteer member organizations that are affiliated with, but operate independently of, the university. The associations are funded by dues collected from their respective members. Members serve on volunteer committees and executive boards for the associations. Whereas the associations are self-funded, the Retiree Center is a campus-funded unit within Development and Alumni Relations. The Center provides administrative support to the associations, and works jointly with them on programs and activities.

Is there an active retiree community on campus?

Over 5,000 UC Davis retirees live within a 40-mile radius of the campus. Many retirees are actively involved on campus, volunteering or working part-time in both academic and non-academic arenas, serving on committees or on advisory boards, and providing other assistance to the campus. By becoming involved in Retiree Center activities or by joining the UCDRA or the UCDEA, retirees can connect with this vibrant community.

Can the Center release contact information for retirees?

Confidentiality rules and privacy law prohibit the Center from providing personal information about constituents.