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Retired Faculty Activities

Founded in 1991, the Retired Faculty Association holds general membership meetings quarterly, where topics and speakers are attuned to financial affairs, medical problems, travel opportunities, and similar subjects. Dues are $25 per annum and spouses of deceased, retired faculty members also are eligible for membership. The organization can be contacted by phone at 434-924-3787.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community. OLLI classes are held in the daytime, almost always in places with convenient parking. Courses usually last three to six weeks. Current and retired faculty members are invited to join OLLI and/or to teach courses in whatever areas are of interest to them.

The University of Virginia Faculty Retirement Guide is an important and useful resource pertaining to retirement. The guide is organized in six sections, and the individual items listed in each section help faculty members prepare and progress towards retirement.