CU Denver’s 2023-24 Campuswide Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program

In fall 2023, CU Denver is launching a one-time-only campuswide voluntary retirement incentive program that will allow eligible faculty and staff to make career or life changes that are right for them, while giving the university greater financial flexibility. Applications for this program will open on Nov. 1 to all employees who qualify—including university staff, classified staff, and IRC, tenured, and tenure track faculty. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by Nov. 30, and the application period will close on Jan. 19, 2024. If you are thinking of retirement, we encourage you to act quickly, as funds are limited, and this unique program is not expected to take place again in the years to come.


  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023

    Application opens

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023

    Priority deadline; first round of applications are reviewed

  • Mid-December 2023

    Selected applicants from the first round of reviews are notified

  • Jan. 19, 2024

    Application closes

  • Early February 2024

    Selected applicants from the final round of reviews are notified

  • June 30, 2024

    Anticipated time to retire by

Frequently Asked Questions


For IRC Faculty and University Staff

For Classified Staff

For Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

For Classified Staff & IRC/Tenure/Staff with PERA