Board of Regents of the University of Michigan

Memoirs & Memorials

Retirement memoirs/memorials from the department and all supporting material are due to the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University by 5:00 p.m. on the deadlines listed below. Please submit a MS Word draft version of the memoir/memorial, a PDF version of the faculty member's C.V., and a PDF version of the approved termination workflow to The submitted draft provides the working framework for the final version and will be reviewed for length, style, accuracy, and clarity.

Retirement memoirs should be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for approval at the Regents' meeting closest to date of the retirement as possible. (For example, if a faculty member is retiring on June 30th, the memoir should be submitted by the deadline of May 18th to be approved at the Regents' June 21st meeting.)

Faculty members must be eligible for emeritus status (SPG 201.80) and emeritus status cannot be granted prior to the date of full retirement (Regents' Bylaw 5.19). Please contact your human resources representatives to confirm this information and for assistance regarding the correct way to process faculty retirements before submitting a retirement memoir to the Office of the Vice President and Secretary.

Regent Meeting Date Memoir/Memorial Deadline
No Jan 2018 meeting No Jan 2018 meeting
February 15, 2018 January 12, 2018
March 29, 2018 February 23, 2018
No April 2018 meeting No April 2018 meeting
May 17, 2018 April 13, 2018
June 21, 2018 May 18, 2018
July 19, 2018 June 15, 2018
No August 2018 meeting No August 2018 meeting
September 20, 2018 August 17, 2018
October 18, 2018 September 14, 2018
No November 2018 meeting No November 2018 meeting
December 6, 2018 October 26, 2018


Additional documents and resources

Retirement Memoir Guidelines