Thinking of Joining?

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.

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Retirement holds new beginnings. Get off to a great start … Join today!

All retirees of the University of Michigan, current employees who are eligible for retirement from the University, and spouses/partners of both groups as well as spouses/partners of deceased retirees.

Annual dues are $15 per household for a membership year of September 1 to August 31.

UMRA offers monthly programs (September—May) with informal “learn and grow” sessions followed by speakers presenting on current events, the arts and literature, and other topics of interest. Regional travel and cultural outings round out the UMRA programs. Check our Events page for details. Membership also includes a monthly issue of UMRA News delivered in your email.

Joining UMRA online requires that you provide us with an email address that will serve as your login account name for a special Members-Only section of our website. Your email is also used to send you a yearly email with a link to renew your membership. If you do not use email or prefer not to share your email address with us, join by printing and mailing our Membership Form.

Already a Member or are a Lapsed Member?

If you believe you may already be a member of UMRA or were a member of UMRA in the past and just let your membership lapse, please contact us at Often times we have retained your basic information and can easily reinstate your membership.


Join as an Individual means that you will enjoy all of the benefits of UMRA with a yearly membership for just yourself. If you have a spouse/partner that you wish to include in your membership with no additional cost, please Join as a Household instead.

Join as a Household means that you and your spouse/partner can enjoy all of the benefits of UMRA with a single yearly membership. Please make sure to include contact information for your spouse/partner by clicking the “Add Additional Contacts” button in the online membership form.

Join by Mailing our Membership Form by printing our membership form, filling in your information completely, especially if you wish to join with a spouse or partner, writing a check payable to UMRA and returning via US Postal mail to:

UMRA     2005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street     Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281

Application Review

Once you have submitted your online application it will be reviewed by UMRA staff to verify your retiree status. This is usually a 1-2 day process – joining by mail takes much longer – after which you will receive two emails from UMRA. The first is a Welcome email to confirm your membership and contains a link to create your UMRA online account to access the special Members-Only sections of this website. The second email is your membership invoice and contains a link to pay your annual dues either by check or credit card.


Once you are a member, you will receive a yearly automated email from UMRA, usually in July, which contains a direct link to pay your annual dues. You may not pay your membership dues in advance of this yearly email.

You do not need to join again or fill out an annual membership form. If something changes about your membership – spouse/partner contact or mailing address – please update your information under your Profile found under the Members-Only section of the website.

Payment Options

When you receive the email to pay your membership dues, you will be given the option to either pay online with your credit card or pay by check made out to UMRA and mailed to:

UMRA     2005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 South State Street     Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281

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.