If you are looking towards retirement, the University of Washington has information for faculty that includes benefits, checklists, presentations, and more. We provide information for faculty at UW, UW Physicians, and Children’s University Medical Group. Additionally, the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is an important resource with additional checklists and items to guide you as you plan your retirement.

Retirement Presentations and Checklist

How to Prepare to Retire from UW

Several resources are available on the University of Washington Retirement Associate website, including a retirement privileges brochure, privileges for retired faculty, and privileges for emeritus faculty.

The UW Benefits Retirement office has advice on how to prepare to retire from UW here.

Use the Retirement Checklist to help plan your retirement.


For faculty retiring from UW, review these retirement slides for an overview of retirement basics, timeline, and resources from the UW Benefits Office.

Open enrollment information for 2022 retirees can be found in the benefit newsletter from October, 2021.

UWP and CUMG Retirement Benefits

For information on retiring from UWP (UW Physicians) and/or CUMG (Children’s University Medical Group), review these 2022 slides.

UW Retirement Application

You must submit an online UW Retirement Application within 6 months of your UW separation date and no later than 60 days after the separation date. This form is to be used to initiate the retirement process from the University of Washington.

Materials from the October 19, 2022 faculty retirement workshop

UW Benefits 2022 slides
CUMG (Children’s University Medical Group) and UWP (UW Physicians) 2022 slides
UW retirement checklist
Zoom chat

Login with your UW NetID below to view the recording of this workshop.

Additional Resources

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems

The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems has many resources for people looking to retire. View their website here for a comprehensive overview of information and resources.

Nearing Retirement

If you are nearing retirement, consider reviewing this page that contains a retirement checklist, frequently asked questions, and more.