Nov. 1st - Bench dedicated to UConn faculty, staff, and students (located by Hawley Armory at Storrs) Rock painted at Storrs for Veterans Day 2017 Blackhawk helicopter on-campus (Founder's Green) for the Military Career Day on October 4, 2017 Lounge dedication in honor of Kyle Milliken, August 30, 2017 in Arjona 339 Care Package Drive 2017 - Donations to Homes for the Brave

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

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

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 . . . .

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.

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 – March 23, 2018

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette. In particular we want to highlight the following articles:

  •  UConn Spring Career Fair - March 28th
  •  Heroes 4 Hire Career Fair - April 4th
  •  Careers & Conversations with Aetna - April 4th
  •  VSO Bake Sale - April 4th
  •  Military-Themed Late Night - April 6th
  • And much more . . . .

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March 2018 Veteran of the Month – Zachary Flashman

The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at UConn is pleased to honor Zachary Flashman as our Veteran of the Month for March 2018.  Zachary spent three semesters at UConn before deciding to enlist in the Army. At the time, he played a lot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and had just seen the documentary Restrepo, so naturally he was a great fit for the infantry. Zachary stumbled wide-eyed into a recruiting office where he was told that signing up as 11X meant he would be a rifleman. A few short months later he was sent to an 11C basic training company. 

Zachary excelled in training and was given an opportunity to attend Airborne school. Taking the bait, he earned his wings and an assignment to the 82nd Airborne Division. His battalion had returned from Iraq just days earlier, so integrating into the new unit was a breeze. While at Fort Bragg, Zachary enjoyed many Global Reaction Force rotations and airborne operations (including a jump into JRTC). After four years of garrison games, he decided to separate and head back to school. 

Zachary returned to UConn with renewed focus and an appreciation for his education. He works in the office of Veteran’s Affairs and Military Programs and likes spending time with fellow veterans. Military service is an important part of Zachary's life and he does not believe that his is complete, and so last year he joined the CT National Guard. Although he thoroughly enjoyed his enlistment, he is currently in Officer Candidate School, with plans to branch infantry. Zachary is a philosophy major in his final semester and he plans to attend law school next.

If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for “Veterans of the Month,” please contact Nikki Cole at 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. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017


UConn Ranked “Best For Vets” by Military Times

2018 Best for Vets Colleges by Military Times