Past Retiree Center events


June 2018

New Retirees Reception: June 20, 2018

The New Retirees Reception is held annually to celebrate the dedication and years of service of the current class of UC Davis retirees.  Retirees are celebrated at this social event, with hors d'oeuvre and refreshments provided.


May 2018

Day Trip – USS Potomac: May 24

Retirees joined the UC Davis Retiree Center for a beautiful day of history cruising aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht, the USS Potomac. This fully restored, “Floating White House” sightseeing tour featured a two-hour narrated cruise around the San Francisco Bay.

SOM Emeriti Cocktail Party: May 17

The Health System Emeriti Steering Committee and the UC Davis Emeriti Association hosted a social gathering and cocktail party for Health System emeriti. The event was held at the Betty Irene School of Nursing on the Sacramento campus, and provided an opportunity for emeriti to reminisce, reconnect, and network.

Joint Association Spring Meeting: May 10

The UC Davis Emeriti Association and UC Davis Retirees’ Association invited members to attend their annual Spring Business Meeting, held at the Davis campus. Both associations held brief business meetings, to present their slate of nominees for the upcoming year. As the recipient of the 2018 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus award, Robert Cardiff reflected on how individual careers are both affected by and affect the University as a whole.


April 2018

School of Medicine Emeriti Luncheon: April 4, 2018

Emeriti joined Interim Vice Chancellor Nesbitt for a special luncheon presentation on the State of the UC Davis Health System. Members of the School of Medicine Emeriti Steering Committee met with emeriti to discuss what they could do to serve them.

Campus Tour – Honey Bee Haven: April 18, 2018

On a tour of the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, retirees were given the opportunity to experience unique outdoor museum to observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them. The entomologist-guided tour explored the history and purpose of the garden, the honey bees, the hive, and food production.


March 2018

Day Trip – San Francisco MOMA

Retirees joined the UC Davis Retiree Center on a tour of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Guests explored the museum, containing more than 33,000 pieces, on their own or with one of the following tours: the SFMOMA Highlights tour, or the Train Tour: Robert F. Kennedy’s Last Journey.


February 2018

Joint Association Winter Meeting: February 8, 2018

The Annual UC Davis Emeriti Association and UC Davis Retirees’ Association Winter Meeting was held at the Health System campus. Dean Heather Young gave a presentation on “Unleashing the Power and Passion of Nursing,” as well as led the group on a short walking tour of Betty Irene Moore Hall.

Campus Tour – Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

The Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology houses one of the most significant, modern collections of birds, mammals, and fish in California. Retirees were led through a tour of the facility, as well as shown a demonstration of the preparation of specimen.


December 2017

Holiday Luncheon: December 13

Our annual UCDEA/UCDRA Holiday Luncheon featured a performance by the double octet of the Davis High School Madrigal choir, as well as a presentation by Jessie Ann Owens, distinguished Professor Emerita of Music. A lunch buffet of medieval-style dishes was enjoyed by our guests, as they took part in this special retiree holiday program.

Day Trip – San Francisco Flower Mart: December 5

Retirees joined the UC Davis Retiree Center on a trip to San Francisco’s Flower Mart, one of only five grower-owned wholesale flower markets in the U.S. Guests enjoyed the holiday displays and lunch at Bechelli’s Flower Market Café. A quick stop at Union Square also provided retirees with an opportunity to do some shopping.


November 2017

Campus Tour – Antique Ag Museum: November 15, 2017

Retirees joined the UC Davis Retiree Center for a tour of the Antique Ag Museum, a collection featuring vintage agricultural equipment. Victor Duraj, of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, guided retirees through a selection of tractors and equipment fitting the Antique Mechanics Club’s theme of “Celebrating Mechanical Ingenuity in Early Agriculture.”


October 2017

Joint Association Fall Meeting: October 24

The UC Davis Emeriti Association and UC Davis Retirees’ Association invited association members, and members of the UC Davis community, to their General Membership Fall Meeting. The meeting featured a two-part program: a presentation from Dean Kevin Johnson on the end of DACA and the future of immigration reform, followed by the annual Open Enrollment update from Senior Healthcare Facilitator Guerren Solbach.

Campus Tour – Bike Ride: October 19

Fidelity representatives, Spencer Richards and Rand Erickson led retirees on the first-ever bike ride. The 12-mile ride and 25-mile ride was followed by a complimentary luncheon sponsored by Fidelity.

Day Trip – Fleet Week: October 6

Retirees joined the UC Davis Retiree Center aboard the San Francisco Belle for a buffet cruise featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight team, the Blue Angels. Guests were able to enjoy a lavish lunch and experienced amazing views of the formal rehearsal of the Blue Angels in preparation for their Fleet Week performances.


September 2017

Retiree Fall Fest: September 23

This year’s Fall Fest, themed as a Jimmy Buffet/Island Style party, was hosted by the University Retirement Community.


July 2017

Campus Tour – Mission Villas: July 28

Retirees joined developed James Kidd for an exclusive hard hat tour of the newly constructed Mission Villas Condominiums. The private tour provided retirees with a behind the scenes look of the project, which was built with those 55 and older in mind.

Resource Fair: July 20

Both newly retired and previously retired staff and faculty attended the Retiree Resource Fair, which made available many services we offer our UC Davis retirees. At the resource fair, retirees were able to: pick up their RT parking permits and AggieCard retiree IDs; learn about the UC Davis Retiree Center, the UC Davis Emeriti Association, and the UC Davis Retirees’ Association; and meet campus departments and community organizations