Staying Informed. Keeping Involved.

The University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) includes all UGA retirees — faculty, staff and administrators — who become members when they officially retire (usually after 10 years of employment and having attained age 60 — policy from the University. UGARA’s primary mission is to represent the interests of its members.

Through its elected Council, UGARA will keep retirees informed of opportunities for engagement with the university community, of university benefits for which they are eligible, and of other resources available to them.

UGARA now has a Facebook page — please “like” and share!


In the Commit to Georgia Campaign’s first year of its public phase, UGA donors set a record in fundraising, contributing $227.8 million in new gifts and pledges. Retired faculty and staff members were vital to this success, with 665 donors giving more than $3.4 million.

The Commit to Georgia Campaign’s goal is to raise $1.2 billion by 2020 to increase scholarship support, enhance the learning environment, and solve the grand challenges facing society. Since the campaign began in 2012, private donations have created 57 new endowed chair and professorship positions. More than $122.9 million has been raised to support research. Also, more than 130 endowed scholarships have been established through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program to support students who demonstrate significant financial need in affording tuition.

Learn more about making your impact through the Commit to Georgia Campaign.


New Retirees Reception:
Employees who retired between May 2017 – April 2018 will receive an invitation to this reception which is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018. The keynote speaker will be University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley.

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