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 2019 meeting No Jan 2019 meeting
February 21, 2019 January 18, 2019
March 28, 2019 February 22, 2019
No April 2019 meeting No April 2019 meeting
May 16, 2019 April 12, 2019
June 20, 2019 May 17, 2019
July 18, 2019 June 14, 2019
No August 2019 meeting No August 2019 meeting
September 17, 2019 August 16, 2019
October 17, 2019 September 13, 2019
No November 2019 meeting No November 2019 meeting
December 5, 2019 October 25, 2019


Additional documents and resources

Retirement Memoir Guidelines