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"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
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – September 13, 2018
- Kyle Milliken Run - Sept. 22nd
- Military Appreciation Football Game - Sept. 29th
- Career Fairs - Sept. 25th & 26th
- Update from the VA (Monthly Housing Allowance)
- Vocational Rehab. Counselors at Hartford - Sept. 25th
- And much more . . . .
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:
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”.
Any students using one of these Tuition Waivers must submit a FORM D for EACH semester they wish to use the Tuition Waiver. Any changes to class registration can be submitted using the AMENDED FORM D. New students can apply for the State Veterans Tuition Waiver using the CT STATE VETERANS TUITION WAIVER APPLICATION form. These can also be found under the "Benefits" section of this website. (NOTE: You will need your UConn NETID and password to access the Form D and Amended Form D. )
September 2018 Veteran of the Month – Annette Montoya
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at UConn is pleased to honor Annette Montoya as our Veteran of the Month for September 2018. Annette Montoya is currently at the Avery Point campus. She served in the United States military for over ten years. She joined the Army right out of high school and, after basic training and advanced individual training, she attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Annette was stationed in Panama and at Kelly AFB in Texas as a SIGINT Spanish Linguist/Voice Intercept Operator. After her initial four years of active duty, Annette served in the Massachusetts National Guard while she attended the University of Massachusetts, obtaining her BA in Political Science. Later, after receiving her MA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in International Policy, Annette served in the Army Reserves. In 1996, during the Bosnian conflict, she was deployed to Europe in support of Operation Joint Endeavor.
In 1998 Annette received a direct commission as a Naval Intelligence Officer and transferred into the Navy Reserves. As a result of September 11, 2001, she was called to active duty in support of Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom, and served in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Annette resigned her commission in 2002 upon learning that she was to become a mother. In between deployments, Annette served as a federal law enforcement officer and retired after 26 years of service.
While it was her love of horticulture that brought Annette to UConn to study Sustainable Agriculture, and later Landscape Architecture, she soon became inspired by the idea of designing landscapes for children. Annette sought and received an individualized major, Landscape Design for Cognitive Development, and is now pursuing the third prong of her studies in cognitive and developmental psychology. Last spring Annette received an IDEA grant from UConn to design and build a children’s cognitive garden at Avery Point, the campus that she has most recently been attending.
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.
September 2018 Veteran of the Month – Annette Montoya
- VA researchers work to create 3D-printed artificial lung that may revolutionize treatment of Veterans with lung disease 24 Sep 2018
- VA national cemeteries welcome nonprofit volunteers providing tree-and landscape-care services 18 Sep 2018
- VA SAIL report scorecard shows majority of VA medical centers have improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans 18 Sep 2018
- VA achieves historic goal by delivering 81,000 appeals decisions to Veterans in fiscal 2018 18 Sep 2018
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
UConn Ranked “Best For Vets” by Military Times
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