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 Association website, including a retirement privileges page and benefits for retired 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 and insurance information for retirees can be found here.

UWP and CUMG Retirement Benefits

For information on retiring from UWP (UW Physicians) and/or CUMG (Children’s University Medical Group), review these 2023 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.

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.