Retirement Classes

The Benefits Office offers monthly Planning for Retirement sessions to help you prepare for a successful retirement. Covered topics include retirement eligibility, benefits in retirement, retiree contributions to health care, retirement income options, and additional retiree privileges.

Classes are held at Wolverine Tower (3003 S State St), and occasionally at other campus locations. Please carefully note the location of each class before signing up. If you are attending a class at Wolverine Tower, note that the building doors lock at 6:00 p.m.

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. Sessions are removed from this page when all the seats are full. Please note that the Benefits Office does not maintain a waiting list for cancellations. 

If You Are Unable to Attend in Person

If you can't make it in person, we recommend that you download and review the Planning for Retirement presentation, a guide to your retirement benefits and the U-M retiree health plan rates for those retiring on or after January 1, 2018. You may also wish to review the retirement checklist and retirement FAQs for additional information. If you signed up for a class and need to update or cancel your registration, please contact the Benefits Office.

You may also view a video of the Planning for Retirement presentation here, or just listen to the audio. (Please note that this presentation is periodically updated with new information by the Benefits Office. Last update October 30, 2018.)

Register for a Planning for Retirement Class

  • Thu 6/20/19 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    3003 S. State St.
    Wolverine Tower- Suite 18
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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  • Wed 7/10/19 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Michigan League
    Koessler Room-3rd Floor
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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  • Thu 8/15/19 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    3003 S. State Street
    Wolverine Tower-Suite 18
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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  • Thu 9/12/19 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
    2800 Plymouth Road, Building 10
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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  • Thu 10/17/19 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    3003 S. State Street
    Wolverine Tower-Suite 18
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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  • Thu 12/19/19 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    3003 S. State Street
    Wolverine Tower-Suite 18
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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