Ready to Retire

Requesting Retirement

  1. Download and follow the steps on the retiree checklist:
  2. To request regular retirement, please complete the Regular Retirement Request Form located on this page.

Types of Retirement

Regular Retirement - Faculty and Staff

A regular retiree of the University is an employee who has worked continuously in a full-time capacity for 10 or more years and who voluntarily leaves the University in good standing. In addition, the employee's age plus years of service when full-time employment ceases must be at least 75.

Regular Retirement Notice Requirement
Age + Years of Service (minimum 10 years of full-time service) = 75 and up Complete the regular retirement form on this page at least two weeks prior to retirement.

Early Retirement

The University of Richmond has established early retirement plans for tenured faculty, staff, and continuing faculty as an opportunity for certain eligible employees to elect to relinquish their positions in exchange for certain benefits from the University.

For more details, including notice requirements, please see the Early Retirement Plan for Staff and Early Retirement Plan for Faculty. Forms are available for submission on the right side of this page.

Staff Early Retirement Staff Notice Requirement
60 years old - 20 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
61 years old - 19 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
62 years old - 18 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
63 years old - 17 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date
64 years old - 16 years of service Submit the Early Retirement Election Form to HR at least 60 days prior to retirement date

Regular & Early Retiree Benefits

About Benefits

It is possible that an employee who meets the definition of retiree may not be eligible to continue health insurance benefits. Some retirees may have additional benefits because they participate in programs, such as early retirement, or may have been hired prior to certain dates that determine eligibility.

The University retains sole discretion in determining the benefits made available under this section. Use of any of these benefits by the retiree is subject to the rules and regulations which govern the administration of the benefit.

University Benefits

For detailed information regarding retiree medical benefits, see Retired Insurance Coverage.

Staff Retirement Gifts & Parties

  • All retired staff receive a gift card to the SpiderShop so that they may conveniently select their retirement gift. They also receive a one-year Silver membership to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
  • Twice a year, the University welcomes back to campus all recent retirees for a celebration of their retirement. Retirees are invited to celebrate with their managers and their guests.

Annual celebrations:

  • Spring - Celebrating staff who retire October 1 - March 31.
  • Fall - Celebrating staff who retire April 1 - September 30.

Retiree events

  • Upon retirement, you will automatically become a member of a group of retirees founded as the Dunlora Society! This group was founded so that retirees have an opportunity to remain connected to the University. The group focuses on keeping the shared sense of community alive, while maintaining a continuing relationship with UR for its members. There is no membership fee. Human Resources hosts two events a year, in the spring and fall. It’s a nice and complimentary event with food and beverage, followed by a presentation/performance. It’s a great opportunity for you and a guest to stay engaged with other retirees from the University. The invitation will be sent to your richmond.edu address, so make sure you set up forwarding so it will bounce over to your personal address.