UC Pathway to Retirement is a Comprehensive Retirement Education Event to help employees from UC Berkeley plan for financial security and enjoy all that retirement brings. This event on January 29, is being offered in collaboration with UC Berkeley Retirement Center.  More information about the retirement planning seminars offered by the UC Berkeley Retirement Center can be found on the UCBRC website.  Whether it’s months or years away, your pathway to a successful retirement starts here!

We invite you to attend the Pathway to Retirement event featuring planning essentials.  Expert speakers will cover:

  • Envisioning your Retirement
  • Income planning for the long term
  • UC Pension and Retirement Savings Program benefits
  • Social Security benefits and claiming strategies
  • Health coverage for retirees
  • Navigating the UC retirement process
  • Important resources and next steps 

Interested spouses and partners are welcome to attend!


UC Berkeley Campus

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall


  • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Retirement Education Sessions

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Event Details


UC Berkeley faculty and staff are invited to attend this comprehensive retirement education event covering important topics to help you retire with confidence. Not only will you learn about retirement essentials, you'll also leave with a guidebook containing detailed checklists of next steps and resources to delve deeper on all of the presented topics.

Who should attend?

Anyone thinking about retirement and how to best prepare for this significant life change. Spouses and partners are encouraged to attend.

What will I learn?

  1. Envisioning your Retirement: You've likely spent much of your career supporting UC's mission. What's next? Whether it's watching grandkids, traveling around the world, or helping those in need, doing something meaningful not only makes you happier but also has been shown to improve health. Learn ways to help you figure out your second act.
  2. Retirement Income Planning: Establishing and sticking to a budget is more important than ever in retirement. Learn what to expect from three main sources of income: UC retirement benefits, Social Security, and other savings. Get tips for maximizing your income and how to develop a plan to make sure your money lasts through retirement.
  3. Retiree Health: Medical costs in retirement can be significant. What kind of health insurance benefits can you expect from UC, Medicare, and the private market? Learn about your options and projected costs, so that you can budget for these expenses in retirement.
  4. Retirement Process: Retiring from UC takes planning and knowing where to go for what. The UC Retirement Administration Center (RASC) is ready to help you through the process. Learn what you need to do to make sure the retiring process is smooth and timely. Get familiar with the many resources available to help.

How to Prepare

Make the most of the Pathway to Retirement event by doing some basic research. It helps to know how much retirement income you are projected to have:

Maps, Directions and Parking

Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
330 Sutardja Dai Hall, MC 1764 Berkeley, CA 94720-1764

Maps & directions

Nearest address: 2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 at the intersection of Hearst Avenue and LeRoy Avenue.

Parking is available in the Upper and Lower Hearst Structures.  Lower Hearst is the closest lot to Sutardja Dai Hall.  Please use your UC Berkeley permit for parking.  https://pt.berkeley.edu/parking/visitor-parking/lots-pricing  

Downtown Berkeley is the closest BART Station exit, approximately 20 minute walk to Sutardja Dai Hall.