UC Pathway to Retirement is a Comprehensive Retirement Education Event to help employees from LBNL plan for financial security and enjoy all that retirement brings. This event on February 4, 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!


LBNL Campus

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Building 50 Auditorium


  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
  • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Retirement Education Sessions

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Event Details



LBNL 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

Building 50 Auditorium, Lawrence Berkeley Lab Campus

1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720

Maps & directions


This seminar is open to spouses/partners of LBNL employees.  You will be responsible for getting their approvals through Site Access and arranging transportation. Go to Site Access to request access for your guest at least 5 business days before the seminar. If they plan on using the shuttle to come to the Lab, they will be required to present a visitor bus pass with a valid ID to the shuttle driver.  If they will be driving or using a ride service, let them know to be prepared to show the visitor pass with a valid ID at the gate. There is no reserved parking at the Lab and parking is often difficult to find.