• From the President

    Have you ever been told by someone about to retire from the University, “I don’t think I want to join UMRA because it’s mostly retired (faculty/staff/other category)”? More …

    Embracing winter on frozen Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.
    Photo by Ewa Prochniewicz, UMRA Photo Club member

  • Welcome! Join us.

    - Attend monthly programs and workshops
    - Enjoy social activities and make new friends 
    - Stay informed on retirement issues and opportunities

    See Member Benefits to join, renew, or find resources for retirees.

  • Opportunities Abound

    - Social activities
    - Interest groups
    - Professional Development Grants for Retirees

    See Events and Serving U to learn more.


    August Summer Social at Lake Como.
    Photo by John Anderson

  • Photo Club is on Shutterfly

    The UMRA Photo Club posts its theme pictures online. Go to umraphotoclub.shutterfly.com. You’re in for a treat!


    Inside the car wash.
    Photo by Jean Kinsey

♦     UMRA January 2022 Programming     ♦

UMRA Forum

January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm

Phyllis Moen, PhD, professor and holder of the McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair in Sociology, our guest speaker for UMRA’s first Forum of 2022, will talk about “encore adulthood” and how this already challenging time of life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and societal upheaval.

February 22, 2022 - 12:00pm

UMRA’s February 2022 Forum will address the basics of messenger RNA technology: how it works, what it can and cannot do, and the wide range of potential medical applications that are currently under study, including cancer treatment.

Living Well Workshop

February 15, 2022 - 11:00am

Julie Schumacher, Regents Professor of English and Creative Writing and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will discuss her writing process and the ways in which writing—whether fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—can become more enjoyable and even, at times, less of a personal trial.