Pre-Retirement Workshop

“Transitioning to Retirement” Workshops 

The transition to retirement can be unexpectedly challenging—as challenging as other significant life changes—first job, marriage, having children, changing careers, or relocating.  Advance planning for retirement can help in ensuring a positive retirement experience; in support of this planning, this workshop series provides valuable information and tools to support the achievements of retirement goals.

The workshop series for faculty/academics will encompass several different aspects of retirement.  These well-received sessions are a collaborative effort between the Academic Affairs office and the UC Davis Retiree Center. The workshops are designed for those individuals considering retirement within the next five to eight years.  

The four workshops will complement and build upon each other, therefore, it is recommended that  participants register for each of the four sessions. Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the “Transitioning to Retirement” workshop series will be combined for both campuses, Davis and Health, and held virtually through Zoom. Workshop leaders will include UC Davis staff, faculty and representatives from retirement-focused organizations. 

2022 Workshop Dates:

  • Session 1: Introduction & Understanding UC Retirement Plan Income Options - Friday, January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Session 2: Retiree Health Care Benefits and Social Security - Friday, January 21, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Session 3: Financial Planning for Retirement - Friday, January 28, 2022 1:00pm -4:00pm
  • Session 4: Work & Lifestyle Transitions - Friday, February 4, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration is available through the Learning and Development website.

Space is limited, so early registration is advised. To address privacy concerns, supervisors/chairs of registrants will not be automatically notified when an employee/appointee enrolls for this workshop. Spouses/partners are invited to attend but cannot register online, so please contact the Retiree Center at to register them.

For those who cannot attend the workshops, webinars and other resources are available on the Retiree Center’s retirement planning webpage. For more information, contact the Retiree Center at or 752-5182.