New Members:  Membership is free the first year.  Please sign up to join.
Renewing Members:  Please Update your information, and then Renew!

New Member: Joining UMRA

All retirees or soon-to-be-retired University of Minnesota employees and/or spouses or significant others, are eligible to join UMRA. You can read more about the benefits on this and other pages.

Retirees joining UMRA for the first time get a year of membership free. Annual dues thereafter are $25 for individual membership or $35 for a couple.

JOIN:  We encourage you to join by registering and paying online: HERE.  We will ask you for your email address, and require you to select a password.  Use this account to make meal reservations, and renew membership.  (WE cannot see your password but If you forget it you will be able to have it reset quickly and easily.)

A paper new registration form is still available from the chair of the Membership Committee, or you may download and print a pdf copy of the Join Form for New Members.

Current/Previous Member: Renew

UMRA memberships are annual, and expire on August 31.  We will remind you to renew via email or postal mail, during the summer months.  The UMRA member database is entirely online.  You may review and update your record any time, and we recommend you review it annually when you renew.

Forgot your password?  To set a password, click HERE and enter your email address of record.  You will get a simple email message with a link that lets you choose and set a new password. (Remember, your record consists primarily of your contact information, we keep no financial contact information.)

To Renew:  When you have your password, click HERE to log in.  You will see the “Dashboard” with several choices.  We recommend that you start with “Update Your Record.”  Inspect and make any corrections needed.  We hope you will add information requested that will aid in appreciating membership needs. (If you have difficulties with the member form, please do describe then in email to the Webmaster:

The final step in renewal is the “Renew Your Membership” option on the Dashboard. Please be sure you have made a choice in each option, and then Pay by Credit Card through PayPal (or from your existing PayPal account)  or Pay by mailing a check to UMRA.  

Note: The first PayPal page has two options: "Pay with PayPal,"  and below that, "Pay with Debit or Credit Card."  If you select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card," the next page should offer you "PayPal Guest Checkout."  Fill out the form and be sure to select "Continue" at the bottom. You are finished and can see the results on the page and in an email sent to you.


Reservations (members & spouses only) open 4 weeks before each luncheon. The fee is $16 per person ($30 for the gala May luncheon). Reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis; be aware that luncheons often fill to capacity well before the reservation deadline. Cancellations are always due by the Thursday preceding the luncheon.

Members may also pre-pay the entire year of luncheons, at a cost of $142 per person. Prepayment automatically includes a reservation for each luncheon. (Full-year pre-payments are not refundable in case of missed luncheons; please do notify us if you will miss a meeting!)

Reservations (member & spouse only) may be made online and paid by credit card, via PayPal*. Click HERE to start (You will be required to login to UMRA).

Reservations may also be made by phone or email:  651-698-4387, or  Mail your check payable to UMRA for $16 ($30 for May) for each reservation to: 

UMRA Reservations 
c/o Judy Leahy Grimes
1937 Palace Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-1728

Please honor the reservation deadline date; cancellations are always due by the Thursday preceeding the meeting.

Special note about PayPal: The first PayPal page you see asks if you want to "Pay with PayPal."  Ignore that, go to the bottom and select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card."  The next page should offer you "PayPal Guest Checkout."  That's the right thing.  Fill out the form and select "Continue" at the bottom. You are finished and can see the results on the page and in an email sent to you.