Beginning August 24th, our office will be open and our staff will be available 8:30a.m. to 4p.m., Monday to Friday.
Additionally, 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.
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.
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 . . . .
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – October 2020
- VSO Updates
- Voting Information
- Coming Soon - Student Feedback Surveys
- Kyle Milliken Run (Virtual)
- Vets Rock
- And much more . . . .
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
UConn Veteran of the Month – Jake Fowler
- VA creates National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence in fight against breast cancer 20 Oct 2020
- VA recognizes Compensated Work Therapy Vocational Rehabilitation Week 19 Oct 2020
- Secretary Wilkie Thanks President Trump for Making '988' America's New National Suicide Prevention Number 17 Oct 2020
- Secretary Wilkie Applauds President Trump for Signing Suicide Prevention Bill 17 Oct 2020
UConn Veteran of the Month – Jake Fowler
The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is pleased to recognize Jake Fowler as UConn’s Veteran of the Month. Jake currently serves in the Connecticut Air National Guard while attending the University of Connecticut. He also works part-time in UConn’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, assisting students with their educational benefits.
In April, Jake’s Air National guard squadron was tasked with helping supply people and power production equipment to a drive-thru COVID testing site in New Haven. Alongside the Army National Guard and CVS Health they processed appointments, collected patient information and tested for COVID. Jake was directly involved in asking patients for their information, filling out their patient sheet, to avoid cross contamination. On average there were 500 to 600 tests conducted every day. Jake says that one his most memorable experiences was when the mayor of New Haven came to the site to receive testing.
Jake shares that what he enjoys most about being a student at UConn is the community. He says,
“Between the clubs/organizations as well as the campus events, there is always something to do. Although this has slowed down a lot due to COVID, the school has made a great effort to accommodate social gatherings while following health guidelines.”
Advice Jake would give other military-affiliated students would be “to learn as much as they can about their benefits to make sure they are taking advantage of every opportunity provided to them. Additionally I would recommend getting yourself involved in the Veterans community here on campus.”
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.email@example.com 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. 35 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2021