President’s Welcome

The University of Michigan Retirees Association (UMRA) is an active and vibrant group of retirees and their spouses/partners, with a purpose to help keep you connected to former friends and colleagues, and with the University of Michigan. 

If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to explore our website and learn what UMRA has to offer. We hope you will consider joining UMRA. A household membership is a terrific value. Your spouse/partner, even if not a retiree or university employee, is included in the household membership.

Our Events calendar keeps you up-to-date on our programs, special interests groups, trips, social events, and other activities. Our monthly programs feature a wide range of interesting topics and speakers, are well attended and get rave reviews. If you cannot attend in person, choose not to attend or live outside the local Ann Arbor area, Michigan Media professionally live-streams each meeting with the highest quality to give you as close to an in-person experience as possible.  Programs are also recorded and posted to the website so you can watch at your convenience

Our travel programs and outings have a focus on being  educational, entertaining, historical and always fun. Watch your inbox for the monthly UMRA News for all the latest news information

UMRA sponsors provide important financial support for our programs and events. Our Sponsors offer an array of services targeted to the interests and needs of retirees. Please keep them in mind should you have a need for any of their services.

The Board and I welcome your ideas and any suggestions you have for new activities, programs/speakers and events. Our committees are always looking for new members, and if you are interested in serving on the board please contact us at You can also contact me or any of the board members with any thoughts you want to share. Our email addresses are listed on the UMRA website.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Katherine Kurtz

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