Our office staff are available remotely due to Hawley Armory being a COVID test site.  Further updates regarding staff availability will be posted here on our website.

Our team will have online office hours available on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons by appointment:

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

Web Video Meetings:  Thursdays 12p.m. to 4p.m.  - Rob Passmore will be available, by scheduling an appointment in advance

(Note: Log-in with your NetID to schedule your appointment and a link will be sent via your UConn email for your meeting.  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 is an institution where those who serve our nation in uniform can thrive, as it has been since our earliest days.  We at UConn take pride in the welcoming and supportive environment we create for veterans and active duty military personnel and their families as part of our core mission of academic excellence, personal development and serving societal needs through scholarship and health care.”

- President Thomas Katsouleas, UConn

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

New VA Benefit!

The Rogers STEM Scholarship application is now available!  Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill® students must be enrolled in a STEM program and must have exhausted/are close to exhausting their VA Benefits.

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

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.

Office Hours

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Monday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Tuesday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Wednesday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Thursday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
Friday8:30a.m.4:00p.m.
SaturdayClosedClosed

HUSKY VET GAZETTE – December 2020

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • Job Opportunities
  • New Webpage - Military Orders
  • VA Update
  • NEW - Veterans Affinity Community at UConn
  • Veterans Day Ceremony
  • 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).

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

UConn Veteran of the Month – Isabel Poole

The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is pleased to recognize Isabel Poole as UConn’s Veteran of the Month.  Isabel is a Sergeant in the Connecticut Army National Guard.  Over the summer, Isabel was called up on active duty to assist with the COVID response in Connecticut.  Her unit built a field hospital at the Hartford Convention Center with over 700 beds for patients and they equipped the area with electrical sources and nurses stations and dividers to decrease cross contaminations between patients. After that, Isabel was assigned to monitor the Task Force Surgeon email, which was a full-time job, funneling questions/databases/briefs to right people and all in a timely manner. She was responsible for creating detailed reports of every soldier/airman that was tested in the state to ensure proper documentation. These experiences were highly meaningful to Isabel, since she was put in a position to work with officers of high prestige and many years of experience which she had not had the privilege to work with before.

This Fall, Isabel has continued in this position full time while attending the University of Connecticut for her Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health.  She enjoys being a UConn student because of the community aspect, and the VA community more specifically. She says, “there are so many varying backgrounds and personalities, which allows for a well-rounded environment of great people; If you need help with something, there is most likely someone you can go to and trust within this community to assist you.”

Isabel would advise other military-affiliated UConn students “to not be afraid to ask for help when you need it; The VA department is there for exactly that and they truly want to help you so take advantage of that because not all colleges are as lucky as this one is.”

We always welcome nominations for Veteran of the Month. If you know someone you’d like to nominate (including a student, faculty, or staff member), please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.eberly@uconn.edu 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. 35 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2021