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 this handy checklist for you to follow. It will guide you from start to finish and ensure you are squared away:
Admission and Enrollment Checklist
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Welcome to UConn!
"The University of Connecticut welcomes all veterans and active duty military personnel and their families, and is absolutely committed to maintaining an environment of academic success and professional development for all its students. We want all who have served and continue to serve this nation to know that UConn is a welcoming community where our student veterans can continue to strive, succeed and achieve.”
- President Susan Herbst, UConn
Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .
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
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Arjona Rm. 345
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
Beginning in May Term 2017, both the National Guard tuition waiver and the State Veterans tuition waiver can now 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”.
We have totally reworked our FORM D, AMENDED FORM D, and the CT STATE VETERANS TUITION WAIVER APPLICATION forms. They are now available through our web site at the following links, and under the "Benefits" section. (NOTE: You will need your UConn NETID and password to access the Form D and Amended Form D. )
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HUSKY VET GAZETTE – April 15, 2018
- Reminder – Submit your Form D!
- End of year luncheon
- Habitat for humanity
- VSO Barbecue
- Volunteer's Needed for Archaeological dig
- 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).
May/June 2018 Veteran of the Month – Patrick Greenhalgh
- Statement by Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie - VA signs contract with Cerner for an electronic health record system 17 May 2018
- Statement by Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie - House Passage of the MISSION Act 17 May 2018
- VA Announces Whole Health Flagship Sites: Personalized Plan Puts Veterans in Control of their Health Care 15 May 2018
- VA announces Paul Lawrence as new Under Secretary for Benefits 14 May 2018
May/June 2018 Veteran of the Month – Patrick Greenhalgh
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at UConn is pleased to honor Patrick Greenhalgh as our Veteran of the Month for May/June 2018. Patrick Greenhalgh is this year’s recipient of UConn’s Willis N. Hawley Service and Leadership Award, which recognizes a student Veteran who has made significant contributions to the University community through leadership and service. Patrick’s advocacy and commitment to raising awareness about Veteran’s issues at UConn are truly inspiring.
Patrick grew up in Mystic, and later Plainfield, Connecticut, where he graduated from Plainfield High School in 2005. He joined the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps a week after graduating high school, and served in the War on Terror deploying to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea, Spain, and Germany. Patrick left the Army in 2012 and entered the University of Connecticut, graduating with a BA in Political Science in 2016.
Patrick Greenhalgh is currently a student at the UConn School of Law where he serves as a Veteran Counselor there. Through his efforts, Patrick established a space for student Veterans to meet and study at the UConn School of Law, referred to as the “VALOR Bunker.” He reformed the Military Law Society into the Veterans and Armed Forces Legal Out Reach (VALOR), a law school student organization focused on raising awareness on Veteran issues and placing law students in internships to help Veterans. He has worked closely with the Connecticut Veteran's Legal Center to establish a Veteran's Law Clinic, which helps evening law students have more choice in practice-based learning requirements. Additionally, Patrick has conducted independent research into the Massachusetts Veteran's Treatment Court, a criminal diversionary program that helps troubled Veterans stabilize their lives instead of pushing criminal penalties. And he is currently in discussions with members of the Connecticut Bar Association for the possibility of establishing a similar diversionary program in Connecticut.
Patrick shares that he hopes to “continue to expand the assistance UConn Law can provide to our Connecticut Veterans, and inspire others to continue to build on VALOR's foundation after my graduation.”
If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Cole 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. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017