Resources for faculty before, during, and after retirement

Retirement is an important transition in life, and there are many things to consider as a faculty member approaching this transition. Academic identity can be deeply rooted in one’s discipline, classroom, or University, making decisions about retirement particularly fraught. We offer here resources to use when considering and planning for retirement. These resources explain the DU retirement process, as well as a list of phased action plans for the retirement process, including personal, academic, and financial considerations in each stage. There are also ideas for staying involved with DU after retirement as well as books and articles on how to create a fulfilling and meaningful retirement.

Looking Forward To Retiring

for faculty who are 3-5 years, or more, from retirement

Planning A Graceful Exit

for those faculty actively planning and approaching retirement in the next 1-2 years

Growing into Retirement

for those already or newly retired