Executive Summary

University-Based Retirement Communities (UBRCs) are a growing trend among universities and senior living. UBRCs are an intriguing concept that benefits retirees and universities as they bring alums back to campus for their residences. This study investigates the interest level and preferences of Colorado Mesa University's alums and retired professors for an on-campus UBRC. This research is the first phase of the planning process for developing and operating a successful UBRC.

Keywords: University-Based Retirement Communities (UBRC), Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Senior Living Communities, Active Adult Communities