~  Enjoy monthly speakers addressing scholarly, timely, and
          entertaining topics.
     ~  Dine, chat, renew friendships with former colleagues, and make
          new acquaintances.
     ~  Strengthen your connection with the University community.

View upcoming Forums and Workshops.  Watch recorded programs.

The Social Activities Committee identifies opportunities for gathering beyond luncheons, workshops, and involvement in UMRA governance. Wine tastings, local and regional tours, and events planned by other organizations are some of the activities offered to promote social interaction.


East Bank

Current interest groups include the armchair traveler, a book club, photo club, a hiking club, and the finance and legal group. Members of each gather monthly or periodically to share common interests, have fun, and learn from each other.



This month's UMRA Forum and Living Well Workshop is on the home pageReservations are required for the Forum and luncheon.  Workshops are held in conjunction with each monthly program.  Generally designed to be highly interactive, they are free and no reservation is necessary. Past topics have included housing alternatives, financial planning, long-term care, photography, and caregiving.

Our members share their professional and personal interests as they contribute to the broader community.

     ♦  Volunteering,
     ♦  Offering caring outreach to members facing serious illness or other
         life crisis,
     ♦  Providing Professional Development Grants for Retirees

Monthly meetings and workshops. Here you will find photos of members present and past.


Event date: May 23 2022 - 9:30am

Please join us for a special event hike and outing on Monday, May 23 at Franconia Sculpture Park at 29836 St. Croix Trail N, Shafer MN 56074, near Taylors Falls.  You must sign up online for this hike.

Event date: May 24 2022 - 11:00am

May 24 will mark UMRA’s return to in-person luncheon forums at the Campus Club for the first time in more than two years. Provost Rachel Croson will be our special guest and John Coleman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will be our keynote speaker. Reservations open April 28 and are due by May 16. 

Event date: May 27 2022 - 2:00pm

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is the Fourth Friday Book Club selection for its meeting on May 27 via Zoom. More …


Event date: Jun 6 2022 - 9:30am

Join us for a brisk 3 to 4 mile walk on Monday, June 6th at the U of M St. Paul Campus. We will be walking mostly on level sidewalks although we may encounter some gravel roads too. There will be some hills and steps along the way. At the end of our walk, we will stop for ice cream at the St. Paul Student Center.  

Event date: Jun 20 2022 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Age-Friendly University Day, logo

Mark your calendars and register for the inaugural Age-Friendly University Day to be hosted by the University of Minnesota Age-Friendly University Council on June 20 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the Twin Cities Campus. More …

Event date: Jun 24 2022 - 2:00pm

Sociologist and author Arlie Russell Hochschild travels the deeply conservative Louisiana bayou country in her 2016, but still timely, exploration of contemporary American politics. More …

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