Due to the University's response to the COVID-19 Virus, the UConn Veterans Affairs and Military Programs office will be teleworking until further notice. Our team is committed to the support of military affiliated students. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message at 860-486-2442.
Starting May 19th our team will be available for phone and web video meetings on the following days/times (please check here for any changes to this schedule):
Phone Meetings: Wednesdays 9a.m. to 12p.m. – staff will be available to talk via the main phone line at 860-486-2442 (no appointment needed)
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.
Please read through the latest email update regarding GI Bill Benefits and access to VA Services sent out March 23, 2020 from Alyssa Kelleher, Director 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.
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 . . . .
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – Summer 2020
- Web Video Meetings now available with UConn VAMP Team
- Reminder - Complete your Form D!
- Economic Opportunities for Veterans
- Fall FYE Class for student Veterans
- VA Work Study Opportunities Fall 2020
- And much more . . . .
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
UConn Veteran of the Month – LTC Jason Chandler
- VA decreases mail processing time for claims intake 13 Aug 2020
- VA prepares to welcome volunteers back to health care facilities 11 Aug 2020
- VA responds to COVID-19 with schedule revisions to electronic health record implementation 7 Aug 2020
- VA to award more than $400 million in grants to end Veteran homelessness 7 Aug 2020
UConn Veteran of the Month – LTC Jason Chandler
The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is pleased recognize and thank LTC Jason Chandler for his service at the University of Connecticut. Since July 2015 he has served as Commander of Det 115, the Air Force ROTC program at UConn. We are saddened to say goodbye to LTC Chandler this summer, but we are happy for him and his family. During his time at UConn he has overseen the training and professional development of the cadets under his command, with approximately 70 cadets who went on to become 2nd Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, he succeeded in acquiring a Gold Bar Recruiter, which has been instrumental in maintaining a healthy interest in Air Force ROTC for Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Before coming to UConn, LTC Chandler had many years of service in the Air Force, which included deployments to the Balkans, Iraq, Africa, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. He served as a pilot flying MC-130P and HP-130P and he was responsible for SERE training at Fairchild AFB, WA.
Though, LTC Jason Chandler will soon be leaving UConn, he leaves behind a legacy with all the cadets he made such a huge impact on over the years. His advice to students, particularly cadets in the Air Force ROTC program includes: “Plan, but don’t over-plan. Have an idea of what you want to do in the future, but be able to change course and not let different opportunities pass by. Don’t make career decisions based on what someone else thinks you should do. Listen to their advice, but make a knowledgeable decision based on what’s best for you, your family and your career.” We will remember him as a leader who was thoughtful, empowering and who exemplified the best qualities of our leaders.
Thank you LTC Jason Chandler! All of us at UConn wish you the best during your retirement, and heading into your next chapter!
We are always looking for 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 email@example.com with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.
Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked UConn No. 37 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2020