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Retirement Planning

Plan ahead for this important transition.

This section of the website contains links of interest to faculty who have retired or are about to retire.

Click on any of the links below, or use the links listed to the left in the navigation column.

Retirement Planning Handbook

The Boston College Guide for Faculty Retirement, from BCARF, can be found by clicking here.  (Revised May 19, 2016)

Planning BC Retirement : Top 10+ Tips

Many faculty have already gone through the process of planning their retirement.

Click here for a list of some of their suggestions and tips for making it a successful transition.

Planning Retirement in general : Top 10+ tips

Once you have made the necessary preparations with BC for planning your retirement, you may be asking yourself "what else can I do to make sure that I have considered all the aspects involved in retirement planning"?

Click here to see some suggestions from your colleagues.



Abbreviations:  CHE – Chronicle of Higher Education; ACE – American Council on Education; NYT – New York Times;HG – Harvard Gazette; EG – Educational Gerontology; MON – Money; USNWR – US News and World Report

Continuing the Connection: Emeriti/Retiree Centers on Campus, Shelley D. Glazer, Elizabeth L. Redmon, Karen L. Robinson, 2005.  EG

The Road to Retirement, J. C. Creighton, January 7, 2008.  CHE

The Road to Retirement: Not this Year, J. C. Creighton, October 23, 2008.  CHE

Review of Faculty Retirement Literature, ACE-Sloan Projects on Faculty Career Flexibility, April, 2010.  ACE

Scholars Venerable, Corydon Ireland, December 2, 2010.  HG

Why Your Retirement May Not Be Permanent, Emily Brandon, April 22, 2011.  USNWR

At UC-San Diego, First-Generation Students Get Help From Retired Professors, Molly Redden, June 19, 2011.  CHE

The Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility, J. McLaughlin, July 6, 2011.  ACE

Senior Professors: Not When to Retire, but How, Audrey Williams June, July 24, 2011. CHE

Emeritus Professors Make a Case for Campuses to Tap Their Talents, Audrey Williams June, June 3, 2016.  CHE

Adjusting to Civilian Life, Barry S. Perlman, August 10, 2016.  CHE

Greasing the Retirement Wheel, Vilmal Patel, November 27, 2016.  CHE

A Guide to Navigate the Retirement Wilderness, Vilmal Patel, November 27, 2016. CHE

7 Ways to Ease the Transition to Retirement, Vilmal Patel, November 27, 2016.  CHE

This Is What Retirees Would Do Differently If They Could Go Back in Time, Walter Updegrave, April 18, 2017, MON