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 all 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
- Serves as a campus liaison to the UC Retirement Administration Service Center
- Advocates for retiree and emeriti health and well being
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.
Offices in Davis and Sacramento
The UC Davis Retiree Center has offices on both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. The Davis office is located in Suite 110 on the first floor of the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. The Davis office is generally staffed from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., 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:
The Sacramento office is currently closed due to relocation. The Sacramento office is generally staffed from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. However, this is a one-person office, so please call prior to visiting to ensure that someone will be available. Note: The Sacramento office is closed on Tuesdays.
Contact the Center at:
For more driving and parking directions, see Visit Us
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 laws prohibit the Center from providing personal information about constituents. If you wish to contact a retiree and are unable to locate them in the UC Davis directory, you may email the Retiree Center, and if we have contact information, we will pass your message on, and ask the retiree to establish contact with you.
The UC Davis Retiree Center’s primary mission is to help our retired faculty and staff continue a strong connection to the university. The Center will facilitate a role for retirees in the campus community and enhance the quality of life in retirement by providing access to professional resources specific to the needs of retirees. We achieve our mission by supporting the work of the Emeriti and Retirees’ Associations and providing programs and services that support retirees at the UC Davis and UC Davis Health Systems locations and contribute to the continued well-being and creativity of all retired faculty, staff, and their families.
The Retiree Center is staffed by three full-time UC Davis employees and a part-time student assistant Additionally, the Center is supported by many volunteer retirees, who assist with details such as event planning, administrative tasks, and committee responsibilities.
For more, see Staff
History of the Center
A dedicated group of retirees, staff, and university administrators worked diligently between 2001 and 2006 to develop and implement the concept of the UC Davis Retirees Center. The Center opened in 2006 under Program Coordinator Doreen Barcelona Strnad, and celebrated its tenth anniversary under Director Becky Heard.
For more, see Additional history