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I’m Getting Ready to Retire

If retirement is on your horizon, make sure your transition will be smooth as you prepare to leave Tufts. Below are steps you need to take, things you need to know about your benefits, and a few other things to consider.

Before You Go

  • Notify Tufts Support Services (TSS) at least three months before your expected retirement date
  • Tell your supervisor your plans and send him or her a written resignation letter.

Retirement Resources

These resources will help you prepare for your retirement.

Retirement and Changes to Benefits
When you leave the university, your benefits will end or change. Learn about your options.

Retiree Health and Dental Plans
The university offers Retiree Health and Dental coverage for eligible employees and their dependents.


Staying in Touch
Make sure your email and phone number are up to date on eServe so we can send your annual tax forms and other important information, including updates about Retiree Open Enrollment (if applicable).


Lifelong Learning
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University gives you the opportunity to return to the classroom with course offerings on subjects as varied as modern art, the world economy and memoir writing. There are no examinations, course credits, or degrees awarded, just a thriving "third-ager" community of people who want to keep learning.