~  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: Dec 8 2021 - 10:00am

Learn about taking pictures (of your pictures) with a digital camera, the pros and cons of fee-based digitizing services, and flat-bed scanners when the Family History Interest Group meets in December. More …

Event date: Dec 17 2021 - 2:00pm

The UMRA Book Club I will identify books and discussion leaders for our 2022 monthly meetings when we meet via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 17. More …

Event date: Jan 18 2022 - 11:00am

Pamela Schreiner, PhD, a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health and director of the School of Public Health’s Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments, will be the featured speaker for UMRA’s first Living Well Workshop of 2022. 

Event date: Jan 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.

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