Get Involved

May 2022 Forum

Our emphasis is on providing opportunities for members to connect, serve and learn. UMRA seeks to benefit members, the University and the community. 


Explore Interest Groups

UMRA interest groups provide opportunity for community, fun and learning. Whether your passion is photography, family history research, sharing travel stories, or traveling, there's a group of UMRA members gathering to share and learn.  And eat cookies.

Serve the U and the Community

Serving the University and the community is important to UMRA. See the many opportunities. As part of UMRA, the University of Minnesota Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) provides opportunities for retirees to use their knowledge skills and interests in volunteer service within the university.



Attend an Event

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.

Join a Committee

The work of building a dynamic organization is rewarding and fun. Join us. As an organizational volunteer, you will not only serve fellow retirees, but you will also find that being involved is a great way to get to know others and make new friends.



Operational needs: Help make UMRA run

UMRA is a dynamic, friendly organization, driven by energetic and positive volunteers. Visit the Help make UMRA run page to see skills UMRA currently needs to continue to build this rich organization.


Attend monthly luncheon forums with expert speakers, join an interest group, learn about volunteer opportunities, or serve on an UMRA committee.



Member Benefits

Special UMRA member discounts are available for campus parking, athletic events, Alumni Association membership, and more. 

Member Benefits

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