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Retirement & Other Connections

Retirement is a unique process for faculty. If you would like to meet with someone to talk about questions and concerns regarding faculty retirement and their experience, please contact us. We have a roster of volunteers who are willing to meet with you to answer some of your questions. We have a wealth of information to assist you. For an appointment, please contact us: 255-6608 or

Retirement Planning: Benefits, etc.

CAPE has a member on the University Benefits Committee; the committee's charge covers a wide range of benefits for active and retired faculty and employees. Our CAPE representative is particularly concerned with issues affecting retirees or those considering retirement. CAPE has worked with the Benefits Office to assemble information for faculty considering retirement as well as other information of interest to Emeriti. Much of this information can be found here.

Books, papers, transitions! There are great programs offering in Decluttering and Downsizing. Contact the CAPE Office to sign up.

Preserving Cornell History: Faculty Papers in the University Archives Cornell University Library seeks your help to ensure the long-term survival of the work of generations of Cornell faculty. A vital part of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, The Cornell University Archives collects and preserves records of historical, legal, fiscal, and administrative value to Cornell University. A link to more information can be foun here.

Planning Ahead - Advanced Planning Information - This guide organizes and compiles important personal and financial information for your family, friends, advocates. There are two files to work from:

Financial Information and Final Wishes - is a downloadable file to print off and manually write your information into.

Financial Information and Final Wishes - is a downloadable and editable pdf to type your information into (be sure to save file when done editing).




Retirement & Other Connections --

Some Thoughts on Retirement --Lisa Earle Reflects




E-mail Lists

CAPE also maintains an e-mail list of Emeriti, which is updated as we receive new information. This is a non-interactive E-mail list of Emeriti that is used by our office staff as a quick method of informing Emeriti of meetings, lectures, and other events. Emeriti can help by notifying us of e-mail addresses and/or changes that occur.

Faculty Senate Liaison

A member of CAPE serves as liaison with the Faculty Senate and attends Senate Meetings, with voting privilege.


The Executive Council and administrative staff are your advocates. Please contact us at: with your questions and concerns.