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Year-Long Series

Throughout the year, the UCSD Retirement Association hosts several year-long series of events around a central theme. These series can be educational and intellectual, such as our Climate Change series, or more adventurous, such as our International Food Series. Events for each series take place throughout the year, from Fall through Spring.

See a full listing of UCSD Retirement Association events here.

A Taste of San Diego's Performing Arts

In this series, UCSD Retirement Association members will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of docent-led behind-the-scenes tours and visits to San Diego Performing Arts venues. These tours typically involve a walking tour followed by a no-host group luncheon. For information regarding the specific sites and tour dates, see the flyer below.

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Exploring Unique San Diego Museums

The Exploring Unique San Diego Museums Series involves docent-led site visits to a wide variety of some of San Diego's most unique and noteworthy museums from the California Surf Museum to the Mingei International Museum of Folk Art & Design. For the full schedule of events, see the flyer below.

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Emeriti Faculty Lecture Series

Attend a lecture presented by one of our Emeriti faculty members. These lectures are free and open to all UCSD Retirement and Emeriti Association members, as well as to current staff and faculty. The topics of these lectures include contemporary political issues and historical reflections, scientific discoveries and current topics in the arts and humanities. For a full listing of all the lectures, see the flyer below.

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Educational Seminars

The UCSD Retirement Association hosts a series of educational seminars designed to inform UCSD staff & faculty, and newer retirees, about essential aspects of retirement planning. Our seminars impart attendees with a greater understanding of topics such as social security, estate planning, Medicare, Probate, Long Term Care Insurance, and much more. For a full listing of seminars, see the flyer below.

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Healthy Living & Eating

Our Healthy Living & Eating Seminars aim to bring you the best possible information to help you live a happy, strong, and healthy life. Join us for one, two, or all of these seminars and see how you can improve your aging process. See a full listing of the seminars below. Each seminar is open to RA members and current Staff & Faculty. Please RSVP for each event.

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International Film Series

Join us in viewing films crafted by directors that come from a variety of cultures. Each film is presented by one of UC San Diego's professors. Film series events are available only to UC San Diego Retirement and Emeriti Association members. You can view a list of each film series event, complete with the film and presenting professor, below. Please RSVP for each event.

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Free Private and Confidential Consultation with UCSD’s Fidelity Representative!

Each quarter we provide several dates for members to schedule a private, forty-five minute appointment. All appointments take place in the private conference room located in Human Resources, located at 10280 North Torrey Pines, Suite 230. Appointment times are: 9 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:15 AM and 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM and 3:45 PM.

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Come join your fellow RA members as we take beautiful walks around San Diego! Our walks are posted quarterly with a range of venues from cityscapes such as the Historic Liberty Station (NTC) and Bankers Hill, to hikes in the wild such as to the Penasquitos Canyon Waterfall and the Lake Murray Regional Parks Trail. Please RSVP for each walk.

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A Deep Dive into San Diego's Ethnic Foods

Join us for lunch at a wide variety of flavorful ethnic restaurants around the county, from Middle Eastern to French, and Peruvian to Vietnamese. We'll taste some delicious dishes from far-flung points around the globe and enjoy the company of other members. See below for a schedule of events. These events are open to Retirement Assn. members and their guests. RA members are asked to pay $10 as a deposit for each ethnic luncheon, to hold your spot. Your $10 payment will be applied to your restaurant tab the day of the event. In the event of cancellation, your fee is forfeited. Members, please mail in your check to reserve your seat at these popular events.

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Emeriti Association's Faculty Lecture Series

Beginning this year, the UCSD Emeriti Association invites Retirement Association members to attend their Faculty Lecture Series. These lectures are held once per month during the academic year, at which a distinguished faculty speaker presents a talk on a timely topic. They take place at the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club in the center of the UCSD campus on the second Wednesday of each month, from 3:30– 5 P.M.

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The Council of University of California Retirement Associations (CUCRA) arranges tours for UC Retirees with Collette Vacations. Learn more about the tours arranged by CUCRA and promotion deals on other tours offered by Collette Vacations.



In addition to the year-long series, the UCSD Retirement Association also hosts other events, such as volunteering events, dance classes, tours and trips, educational events, health & fitness seminars, and a brewery crawl, to name a few. Visit the event registration page below to view and register for UCSD RA events.