Start of the 2023 Husky Run & RuckStaff from UConn's Veterans and Military Programs placing flags on gravestones at the Connecticut Veterans Cemetery May 2023.

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).

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.

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

We offer in-person and online office hours

Web Video Meetings

Jon Ramos
Main POC for National Guard Tuition waivers

Schedule an appointment

 

Rob Passmore
Main POC for CH31 VRE benefits

UConn students schedule an appointment here

All others schedule a meeting here

 

(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.

Have an Issue or Complaint?

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 . . . .

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.

Leaving/separated from the military? Not sure where to start with college applications?

For anyone who is a veteran, or who will soon be leaving active duty and doesn't know where to begin in the college application process, the Veterans Upward Bound Program can help.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us so we can assist you!

Phone:  (860) 486-2442

E-mail:  veterans@uconn.edu

On-campus location:  Hawley Armory Rm. 100B

HUSKY VET GAZETTE – April 2024

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • Lunch with Veterans Advisory Council
  • Eisenhower Series - April 4th
  • Graduation Cords
  • Fresh Check Day
  • Vet Center Visit
  • Memorial Luminaria
  • 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).

Office Hours

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Monday8:30a.m.4:30p.m.
Tuesday8:30a.m.4:30p.m.
Wednesday8:30a.m.4:30p.m.
Thursday8:30a.m.4:30p.m.
Friday8:30a.m.4:30p.m.
SaturdayClosedClosed

UConn Veteran of the Month – Jahmir Roy

UConn Veteran of the Month – Jahmir Roy

UConn’s Veterans and Military Programs is pleased to recognize Jahmir Roy as UConn’s Veteran of the Month.  Jahmir is currently an undergraduate student at UConn and assists fellow students in the main office of Hawley Armory via the VA Work Study program.  He also recently shared his story with the State Legislature during their budget hearings in order to support UConn.  Jahmir served 8 years in the Navy as an Electronics Technician Nuclear, which meant that he was responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Nuclear Reactor instrumentation and control equipment. The US Navy uses nuclear reactors to provide electrical power and propulsion for submarines and aircraft carriers. During that time, Jahmir shares his most memorable time was going to see the ball drop in NYC with his best friend: “we both wore our navy blue service dress uniforms and were escorted by NYPD to Time Square where we had front row seats to the countdown.”

Jahmir’s goals at UConn are to graduate with a degree in psychology and philosophy, and then pursue either a doctorate in psychology or go to law school, with the ultimate intent of helping children in bad situations. He says he enjoys being back in school and learning things in a formal setting, something that he’s missed dearly since graduating high school.

Jahmir’s advice to other students is: “Be sure to reach out to the VAMP (Veterans & Military Programs) team. There's are a lot of great people with experience and knowledge that is invaluable for our community. Also don't be afraid to get the help you need to succeed, especially in the case of mental health. Too many of us suffer in silence and don’t reach out until it's too late. We're all in this together, no one is alone.”

If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for “Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.eberly@uconn.edu with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.

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