In addition to our regular office hours, our team continues to offer online office hours:

Web Video Meetings: Tuesdays 9a.m. to 12p.m. - Jon Ramos will be available by scheduling an appointment in advance

Jon Ramos is the main POC for National Guard Tuition waivers.

Web Video Meetings:  

To schedule an appointment with Rob Passmore:

Currently enrolled UConn students schedule an appointment here.

All others schedule a meeting here.

Rob Passmore is the main POC for CH31 VRE benefits.


(Note: Current UConn students will log in with their NetID to schedule an appointment and a link will be sent via UConn email.  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.

  • U.S. Flag raised on top of Hawley Armory, the location of UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs.
    U.S. Flag raised on top of Hawley Armory, the location of UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs.

Welcome to UConn!

“The University of Connecticut’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs would like to welcome you and thank you for your service.  Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for all Veterans and members of the military who attend UConn, and for each of them to know that they are an important and integral part of the University.”

- Alyssa Kelleher, Director, UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Veterans Donation Drive

Join us for our 9th annual Veterans Donation Drive! Click the poster to view details.
Looking to just donate an item? No problem! A map of the collection boxes on the Storrs campus can be found HERE.

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”

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.

CH31 Vocational Rehabilitation checklist

CH30 MGiB and 1606 Select Guard and Reserve checklist

CH33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® Checklist (Veteran and Dependent using Transferred Benefits)

CH35 Dependent Educational Assistance 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.

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.

HUSKY VET GAZETTE – November/December 2022

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • Coffee with Turner Construction - Nov. 16th
  • Internships with U.S. Dept. of Commerce - Nov. 19th
  • VR&E Info Session - Dec. 1st
  • Reminder - Form D
  • 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).


Please contact us so we can assist you!

Phone:  (860) 486-2442


On-campus location:  Hawley Armory Rm. 100B

UConn Veteran of the Month – Ryan Bangham

The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to recognize Ryan Bangham as UConn’s Veteran of the Month. Ryan is the Director of Absence Management at UConn in addition to being a Navy Veteran, who continues to serve in the Navy Reserves, currently as the Commanding Officer of the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center in Gulfport, MS. He is currently a member on UConn's Veterans Advisory Council and he was the keynote speaker at UConn's Veterans Day Ceremony this year.

Commander Ryan T. Bangham is a native of Farmington, CT. His educational background includes a Master of Business Administration from UConn in addition to coursework and seminars completed at the Naval War College, University of Hartford, and the Naval Science Institute. He was commissioned via the Enlisted Commissioning program in 2002.

Bangham has served as the Assistant Training Officer onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), Communications Systems Director with Joint Task Force 700 (Horn of Africa), Operations Officer at Naval Recruiting District New England, Officer in Charge of Operational Support Unit at Navy Operational Support Center Newport, Casualty Assistance Officer with the POW/MIA division of the Navy Casualty Office, instructor at the Direct Commission Officer School (DCO) at Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island, J1 Deputy Director at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, and the Executive Officer of United States Fleet Forces (USFF) N1 unit. He was enlisted from 1994-2002 serving aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4) and Naval Station Rota Spain.

Bangham has executed afloat operational deployments including both a Mediterranean cruise and two western pacific deploymnets. He has completed two deployments in support of Operation Desert Fox with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and executed support missions in support of operations in Kosovo.

If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for “Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Eberly 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. 33 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2022