Retirement Planning

If you are considering retirement, please contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at 443.5735 to discuss your options as soon as possible. The VP can discuss plans for a phased retirement by moving to Associate Status, or retirement from full-time service. If you would like to schedule a meeting with VP Moorti to discuss your plans, please complete the form on this page. It will be automatically routed to her office so an appointment can be scheduled for you.

The Phased Retirement Policy is available on the HR website within the Summary Plan Description. You may also want to review Handbook language on Associate Status.

As a member of the TIAA retirement plan you are encouraged to meet with a representative once per year, and especially prior to making the decision to retire.  Information about our retirement plan, link to the TIAA website and the phone number to call and link to schedule an appointment are available on the Human Resources website.

Once you have decided to retire, you will also need to meet with Human Resources.  Contact them at 443.5465 to make an appointment.  

About six months prior to retirement, we ask that you meet with the Dean for Faculty Development and Research to discuss services available to you as an emeritus/a. Someone from the DFDR office will be in touch to set up a meeting.

Once faculty have retired from active service, we encourage them to remain connected to the academic community. 

The designation "emeritus" or "emerita" is awarded by the President and Board to retired faculty who have met certain criteria.  As an emeritus/emerita, the College offers some amenities and provides a small amount of research support.  The policy can be found here.

A list of those faculty with emeritus status can be found here.

Academic Administration
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753