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You can join the UC San Diego Emeriti Association as a regular or associate member.

  • Regular members pay lifetime or annual membership dues to the Emeriti Association. To qualify as a regular member, you must have retired from the University of California as one of the following:
    • A member of the Academic Senate
    • A non-Senate recipient of the emeritus title
    • A non-Senate employee with educational and professional qualifications comparable to those of emeritus faculty and who are duly nominated and approved in accordance with the Emeriti Association bylaws (PDF).
  • Associate members pay an annual amount equal to the dues established for regular members. To qualify as an associate member, you must be one of the following:
    • The spouse of a regular member
    • The widow or widower of a former member or a Senate member who died in service while eligible to retire
    • A person duly nominated and approved in accordance with the bylaws (PDF)
    • An active member of the Academic Senate or an active non-Senate employee with comparable educational and professional experience wishing to associate with and support the Emeritus Association

Joining the Association

You can join the UCSD Emeriti Association as a member and as a mentor.


The UCSD Emeriti Association aims to retain the experience and energy of the retired faculty of UCSD by:

  • Providing members an opportunity to maintain contact with their colleagues
  • Promoting the general welfare of the members, their spouses, and their survivors
  • Assisting members to continue their contributions to society
  • Performing other acts necessary to attain and administer the Association's goals.
  • Encouraging educational programming.
  • Representing emeriti views to the University administration.
  • Creating a continued connection to campus life


Members receive the following benefits:

  • A UCSD ID card
  • Access to the UCSD Libraries, including borrowing privileges
  • Discounts on a variety of campus programs, including UEO events, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, La Jolla Playhouse, Price Center Bookstore, and discounted entertainment tickets for a number of attractions in San Diego and throughout California.
  • Subscription to the Emeriti Association newsletter, Chronicles.
  • Subscription to the Emeriti Association e-mail newsgroup for notices of upcoming events
  • Invitations to a number of annual Emeriti Association events, including computer and Internet training courses, festive holiday party, spring new member reception, personal finances seminars, and annual executive committee installation luncheon