UC Berkeley Emeriti Academy

A community of scholars committed to continuing their contributions on campus and beyond.

Welcome to the UC Berkeley Emeriti Academy!  The Academy was launched in Fall 2019; it evolved from a recognition that many Emeriti continue their academic pursuits after retirement.  The Academy honors the remarkable accumulation of expertise and experience Cal Emeriti possess by supporting their continued research, teaching and service. 

The Academy’s purpose is to provide the following:

  • A welcoming community to meet and get to know Emeriti colleagues from other departments and disciplines.
  • A place for scholarly engagement and inspiration. 
  • A laboratory for exploring ways to collaboratively address issues of local, national and international relevance. 
  • And, uniquely, administrative and logistical support for interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Academy complements current campus programs and services for Emeriti -- the UC Berkeley Emeriti Association provides social interactions and serves as an active advocate for Emeriti interests;  the UC Berkeley Retirement Center fosters lifelong learning and assists with retirement planning.  In offering support for interdisciplinary collaborations, the UC Berkeley Emeriti Academy provides a new resource for interested emeriti in collaborative pursuits. For more information about the different organizations and resources related to faculty retirement, please consult Support for Emeriti at UC Berkeley.