A Comprehensive Retirement Education Event for UCSF

Every successful journey starts with proper planning and preparation. And because this is especially true for retirement, the University of California is offering a special educational event to help UC San Francisco faculty and staff have the financial security to enjoy all that retirement brings. Whether it’s months or years away, your pathway to a successful retirement starts here!

We invite you to attend the Pathway to Retirement (known locally as “Ticket to Your UC Retirement”) event featuring planning essentials. Expert speakers will cover:

  • Finding fulfillment in 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!

UCSF Mission Bay

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Location: Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall Building


  • 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Finding Fulfillment in Retirement
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Income Planning for the Long Term
  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Social Security Benefits and Claiming Strategies
  • 11:15 – 12:15 noon  Lunch Break (lunch provided)
  • 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.  UC Retiree Health Insurance Basics
  • 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  Your UCRP Retirement Benefit and How to Retire
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  Open Question Session

Register for the UCSF Mission Bay event on September 13th


Event Details



Locally known as Ticket to Your UC Retirement, UCSF faculty and staff are invited to attend this comprehensive retirement education event covering important topics to help you retire with confidence.

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. Finding Fulfillment: You've likely spent much of your career supporting UC's mission. What's next? Whether it's watching grandkids, travelling 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. UCSF Retirement Counselors for Campus employees and the UC Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC) for Health employees are 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

UCSF Mission Bay

Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall Building
600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158

Maps & directions
Self-parking is available at the Community Center Garage, located at 1625   Owens Street.

Please note: Parking availability will be limited and rideshare and/or the UCSF shuttles are encouraged.