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).
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.
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.
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”
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
Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – October 2019
- Volunteers needed Nov. 1st - Free Football Tickets & Free BBQ!
- Nov. 1st - Vets Rock at Mohegan Sun
- Nov. 11th - Veterans Day Ceremony (Storrs)
- Reminder - Submit Your Form D!!
- Veterans Advisory Council Mtg. - Nov. 14th
- And much more . . . .
October 2019 UConn Veteran of the Month – Sam Pevsner
- VA announces new process for responding to Privacy Act requests 21 Oct 2019
- VA and Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States partner to increase access to suicide prevention resources for its members 18 Oct 2019
- VA ribbon-cutting ceremony brings health care closer to home for rural Veterans 17 Oct 2019
- VA employees among federal government workers honored with 2019 Sammies awards 17 Oct 2019
October 2019 UConn Veteran of the Month – Sam Pevsner
The office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to honor Sam Pevsner as our Veteran of the Month for October 2019. Sam currently serves as a Peer Mentor for the Veterans Section of the FYE (First Year Experience) Class this semester. He is pursuing a degree in the Engineering program and is involved with the Veteran Students Organization (VSO) on-campus.
Sam served in the Navy for 5 years as an electronics technician (navigation) on submarines. During that time, he was on the USS Mississippi, then PCU Mississippi. Thus, Sam was part of the commissioning crew, also known as a plank owner, and they completed systems turnover for the Navy from Electric Boat and took the boat on initial sea trials. It was a stressful, but incredible experience that not many people get the chance to be a part of.
After leaving the Navy, Sam was concerned about going from active duty to being a full time student. He graduated high school early to pursue music before he joined the Navy, and he thought he lacked a lot of educational skills required for college. So, Sam first completed one semester at Three Rivers Community College before coming to UConn. It wasn’t until Sam started taking classes that he realized the training he received in the military helped prepare him and acquire better skills for learning. Also, being an electronics technician going into electrical engineering didn’t hurt either.
After coming to UConn Sam was amazed at the network and resources for veterans. Having the Oasis and the weekly bar night (coordinated by the VSO) really helped Sam to get involved and fostered good relationships instead of just commuting in for classes and leaving. That was definitely one of the things that helped Sam the most in transitioning back to civilian life and he encourages everyone to come out to bar night, even if they don’t drink, simply for the social aspect. Sam shares, “the Veteran Organization and resources are a large part of what I enjoy about going to school at UConn. I think it is unique what we have here.”
If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for “Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.
Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked UConn No. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017