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Interest Groups

The UCSD Retirement Association has a number of vibrant interest groups where Association members can learn more about a variety of topics, while participating in the group's disucssions and activities. All events for our interest groups can be found on the UCSD Retirement Association Event Page.

Learn more about our various interest groups below.

Investment Group

Monthly meetings to learn about a variety of investments, with interest group facilitator and Morgan Stanley Financial Adviser, Ryan Hyslop, who brings his experiences to the table to help members learn about value analysis tools, and other investment issues. These meetings are open to all current and retired staff and faculty of UC San Diego.


Spanish Conversation Group

Interested in improving your Spanish speaking skills? The Spanish Conversation Group has monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 10 – 11 AM, with Maestra Irene Serrano. For Retirement and Emeriti Association members with Intermediate Spanish Conversation Speaking skills, or above. Free for members.


Healthy Eating Group

Approximately monthly meetings aimed at bringing 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. All seminars are free and open to all current and retired UC San Diego faculty and staff.


Fiction Book Club

Monthly meetings to discuss/review a book selected by the Fiction Book Club. The Book Club alternates between meeting at the UCSD Retirement Resource Center (UC 400), and local restaurants. We meet the last Wednesday of each month.


Photography Group

Monthly meetings for those passionate about photography. Meet members who share your passion, go on local and regional photography excursions, learn about, share, and critique each other's work, and become a better photographer. No experience necessary. This Interest Group is free and open to members of the UCSD Retirement Association.



The practice of meditation is used by people to promote relaxation, build up internal energy and force, and develop powerful life emotions such as compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. Join us for these Meditation Sessions with UCSD FitLife. Whether or not you have ever meditated, you will enjoy this chair-based meditation class, as our meditation coach guides you to the blissful silence behind thoughts. These sessions are part of the RA’s Healthy Living and Healthy Eating seminars and are open to RA and EA members.



The event listings for all of our interest groups can be found on the UCSD Retirement Association event page. You can easily find events for a specific interest groups by utilizing the search function: On your keyboard, press Ctrl and F at the same time to open a search bar, then type in the name of the event you wish to attend.