Our office staff are available remotely due to Hawley Armory being a COVID test site.  Further updates regarding staff availability will be posted here on our website.

Our team will have online office hours available on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons by appointment:

Web Video Meetings: Tuesdays 9a.m. to 12p.m. - Jon Ramos will be available by scheduling an appointment in advance

Web Video Meetings:  Thursdays 12p.m. to 4p.m.  - Rob Passmore will be available, by scheduling an appointment in advance

(Note: Log-in with your NetID to schedule your appointment and a link will be sent via your UConn email for your meeting.  If you do not have a NetID, please email to request an appointment).  To allow time to get a link sent to you, please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

  • U.S. Flag raised on top of Hawley Armory, the location of UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs.
    U.S. Flag raised on top of Hawley Armory, the location of UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs.

Welcome to UConn!

"The University of Connecticut is an institution where those who serve our nation in uniform can thrive, as it has been since our earliest days.  We at UConn take pride in the welcoming and supportive environment we create for veterans and active duty military personnel and their families as part of our core mission of academic excellence, personal development and serving societal needs through scholarship and health care.”

- President Thomas Katsouleas, UConn

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Veteran Graduation Cords

Please fill out this Google Form and we will mail you a veteran graduation cord!

https://forms.gle/yVGzRTNhVmxufnTT6

New VA Benefit!

The Rogers STEM Scholarship application is now available!  Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill® students must be enrolled in a STEM program and must have exhausted/are close to exhausting their VA Benefits.

Where do I start? Applying to UConn? Want to request Information?

If you are applying to the University of Connecticut and are planning on using your benefits, we have put together these handy checklists for you to follow. It will guide you from start to finish and ensure you are squared away -click on the appropriate checklist.

CH31 Vocational Rehabilitation checklist

CH30 MGiB and 1606 Select Guard and Reserve checklist

CH33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® Checklist (Veteran and Dependent using Transferred Benefits)

CH35 Dependent Educational Assistance Checklist

Just want more information? Want us to contact you? Fill out the Information Request with some basic information to get us started, and we will contact you.

UConn Veterans Community

The Veteran Community at UConn is an open, welcoming, supportive community of people who have sacrificed in service to our great nation. The Veteran Community encompasses nearly 1,500 students, staff and faculty who are:
• Current Active Duty military and members of any of the uniformed services
• Current members of the Air or Army National Guard
• Current active or inactive Reservists of any of the armed services
• Those who have previously served in any capacity in the uniformed services
• Spouses, children, and any other dependents of any current or prior member of the uniformed services

Using Benefits? Submit Your Form D!!

Each semester you are a student at the University of Connecticut and are planning on using your benefits, you need to submit your Form D to UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs.  Whether you are using Benefits from the VA, the Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver, or the National Guard Tuition Waiver, you need to submit your Form D.  We recommend you submit the Form D immediately after registering for classes.  The Form D is available online, so you can complete it anywhere.

Important Updates! Tuition Waivers at UConn

Important Updates: National Guard & State Veterans Tuition Waiver and NEW FORM D, AMENDED FORM D, and STATE VETERANS TUITION WAIVER FORMS

Since May Term 2017, both the National Guard tuition waiver and the State Veterans tuition waiver can be used for ALL academic terms (including summer and winter sessions). Also, they can both be used for all approved degree and certificate programs. More information about eligibility requirements and how to apply for these tuition waivers can be found under “Benefits” and the “National Guard & State Veterans Tuition Waiver”

Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .

The University of Connecticut waives the application fees for veterans and those currently serving in the military, for both the undergraduate application and the graduate school application. Please refer to the website for Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School for more information.

Office Hours

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Monday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Tuesday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Wednesday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Thursday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Friday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
SaturdayClosedClosed

HUSKY VET GAZETTE – March 2021

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • VA COVID Vaccinations available to all Veterans
  • VSO Elections - Submit your nominations today!!
  • File your taxes for free (VITA)
  • Veterans Housing Community - deadline extended
  • UConn Scholarship Opportunity ($2,000 - $7,000)
  • Resume Workshop with Indeed
  • And much more . . . .
If you would like to be added to the email distribution list when each issue of the Husky Vet Gazette is posted, register your email here (visitors welcome).

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us so we can assist you!

Phone:  (860) 486-2442

E-mail:  veterans@uconn.edu

On-campus location:  Hawley Armory Rm. 100B

UConn Veteran of the Month – William Foschi

The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is pleased to recognize William Foschi as UConn’s Veteran of the Month (pictured on the left with members of UConn’s VSO in November 2019).  While attending the University of Connecticut, Will has been serving in the Connecticut Army National Guard.   He’s very involved with the VSO (Veteran Students Organization) at UConn in addition to the Formula SAE Racing Team and UConn Club Wrestling.  Will shares that those groups have been the best part about being a student at UConn because it’s given him the best opportunities to get to know other students and to further grow and develop himself by working with them.

Will is currently serving in D Co., 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain) in the Connecticut Army National Guard.  They are an infantry heavy-weapons company and he’ll be deploying with them to the Horn of Africa region in the near future.  Will anticipates he’ll be on orders in Africa at least into 2022.  Most of Will’s responsibilities are in the operation of the weapons systems.  He’s recently been helping teach and train soldiers from their sister rifle companies on the use of heavy weapons systems as well.

Will strongly recommends other military-affiliated students, like himself, find clubs or other student organizations they’re interested in, to get involved, and try working in a leadership position.  He says, “Many of us have already held leadership positions in the military, or at least learned what leaders are supposed to know, be, and do.  So, there’s really a great opportunity to apply that skill and experience towards developing and guiding groups of other capable students with similar interests to accomplish some great things.”

We always welcome nominations for Veteran of the Month.  If you know someone you’d like to nominate (including a student, faculty, or staff member), please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.eberly@uconn.edu with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.

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Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report ranked UConn  No. 35 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2021