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  Welcome to the Retired Faculty Association

The aims of the Retired Faculty Association are:

To facilitate constructive contributions by its members to the University;
To ascertain the relevant needs of retired faculty and to communicate this information to the administration; and
To promote social and intellectual interaction among its members.

All retired faculty members and librarians are eligible for Active Membership with full voting rights. Retired faculty members and librarians living outside the Amherst area, retired faculty members and librarians of other colleges or universities, and widows or widowers of persons who were eligible for Active or Associate Membership, may become Associate Members upon payment of Associate Member dues. Spouses of Active or Associate Members qualify as Associate members without payment of dues.

This site aims to provide useful information to retired faculty through the links on the menu at left. If you have suggestions for types of information you would like to find here contact us at

Featured News

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Meeting Agenda
Morrill Hall III Room 129
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee, Tea, Juice,  Danish  
10:20 - 10:40 Business meeting and Announcements  
10:40 - 12:00 Professor Michael Williams
A Guided Tour of the Rausch Mineral Gallery


The mineral collection is the bequest of Dr. Marvin Rausch and his family.
Dr. Rausch was a professor of Chemistry at UMass Amherst from 1963 to 2001, specializing in organometallic compounds. His favorite hobby was collecting minerals building one of the best private mineral collections in New England. The collection includes over 200 large mineral specimens from locations around the world.

Parking: Due to construction projects, the Campus Center parking garage is recommended. There are handicap parking spaces at the back of Morrill, Franklin dining commons and in lots 62 or 63.

Directions to Morrill II & III:
Rm. 129: Refreshments, meeting, and intro. Front Entry (North Pleasant St) you are on the right floor. Rear Entry (Behind Univ. Club) you are up one floor. Elevator on the right, then turn left.
Room 243: Rausch Mineral Gallery is on second floor (use steps or elevator)


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