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Stay connected to the University of Michigan, meet other retirees just like you, help advocate for your benefits, and attend meetings and learning opportunities that will engage you. You can easily join online or print a membership form.​

Retirement holds new beginnings. Get off to a great start … Join today!
All retired University of Michigan faculty and staff are eligible for membership, as well as their spouses. Also eligible are the spouses of deceased retirees or of staff or faculty who died when on active duty. 

Annual dues are $15 per household for a membership year of September 1 to August 31.
UMRA programs and social hours are held September through May, usually on the second Thursday of each month. These include light refreshments, coffee and soft drinks. Social hours begin at 1:15 p.m. followed by the program speaker from 2-4 p.m. Occasional and informal Learn & Grow sessions on a variety of topics of current interest begin prior to the social hour at 12:15pm.
Membership also includes monthly and tri-annual digital Newsletters delivered in your email.


There are two ways to join the University of Michigan Retirees Association:
Joining UMRA online requires that you provide us with an email address that will serve as your login account name. If you do not use email or prefer not to share your email address with us, please print and mail the membership form below.
Joining as a Household requires you to create a unique name for your Household. You and your spouse/partner will be added as Contacts under your Household. For example, member Jane Doe would enter “Jane Doe Household”. Make sure to click the “Add Additional Contacts” button for each additional family member.

There are two ways to renew your membership:
Renewing your membership is only possible starting in July of each calendar year for the period of September through the following August. You cannot prepay for your membership. The Renew Online option will take you to a page of invoices. Select the invoice that indicates Membership Renewal and follow the instructions for payment options.

Payment Options

Both Join or Renew give you the option to either pay your dues online with an invoice that you print and mail, or you can mail a printed membership form with a check made out to UMRA to:
UMRA     2005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street     Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281click the “

Join UMRA by US Postal Mail

Click the DOWNLOAD button to retrieve our membership form, fill in your information completely, especially if you with to join with a spouse or partner, write a check payable to UMRA and return via US Postal mail to the address above.

Meet the University of Michigan Retirees Association

Thinking of joining? Watch this quick video to meet the University of Michigan Retirees Association. Stay connected to the University, meet other retirees just like you and attend meetings and learning opportunities that will engage you.

Get Connected. Stay Connected. Feel Connected.