UC Retirees' Association at Berkeley (UCRAB)


The UC Retirees' Association at Berkeley (UCRAB) serves critically important functions to ensure that a level of benefits appropriate to retiree needs is maintained by campus and statewide University of California administrators. A strong and large association guarantees that voices and concerns are noticed.

The campus associations gain enormous leverage from being part of the Council of University of California Retiree Associations (CUCRA) and organizations like the Staff Assembly that represent members throughout the University of California system.

In addition to advocacy efforts, UCRAB offers social and travel events – quarterly luncheons with speakers from the scholarly and cultural world of the campus and broader Bay Area, day trips to nearby attractions such as Monterey Bay Aquarium, Angel Island and Sonoma, and occasional longer trips by public transport to special locations such as Hearst Castle and Yosemite National Park. 


We are no longer collecting membership dues for UC Berkeley staff retirees. The board looked to the other retiree associations under the umbrella of the UC Berkeley Retirement Center (UCBRC). All three – UC Berkeley Emeriti Association (UCBEA), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (EX-Ls) and President’s and Regents’ Retiree Association Advocacy (PARRA) – no longer collect dues payments, and all individuals who fall into an organization’s purview are considered members. Instead of dues, these three organizations depend on annual donations to sustain their operations. UCRAB is the last association to follow suit.

Effective July 1, 2021, all retired Berkeley staff and non-Senate academics are considered to be members of UCRAB and will no longer be required to pay dues. The By Laws have been revised to reflect this change. Questions regarding the change can be directed to UCRAB@berkeley.edu

Information on Association news and upcoming events is now included in the CenterExpress, the monthly electronic newsletter of the Berkeley Retirement Center. To be added to its mailing list, please email UCRAB@berkeley.edu

Click here to make a voluntary contribution. Your donation helps to support UCRAB learning and social events for retirees. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Day at the Races 2019

Day at the Races 2019


Published four times per year and delivered to UCRAB members, the UCRAB News offers articles of interest to retirees and announces UCRAB luncheons and trips. Access the current and achived editions of the UCRAB Newsletter online.

UCRAB Events

Find details on upcoming events and the UCRAB Luncheon calendar on the UCRAB Events page.

Use our online Events Calendar to register for UCRAB Events.

Renegade Retiree Picnic July 2019

Renegade Retiree Picnic 2019

Day at the Races 2019

Day at the Races 2019

Meet the UCRAB Board

Meet the volunteers who devote their time and energy to UC Retirees' Association at Berkeley.