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(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.

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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


Join us for a 10K run, 5K run/walk and untimed 1 mile that all start and end in the heart of UConn Storrs campus. The 10K run will be in honor of Kyle Milliken, Navy SEAL and UConn track and field athlete who was killed in action. Click the link below for sign up and all other information.

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

Have an Issue or Complaint?

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”

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.

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.


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 – September 2023

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • FYE Class - Last Chance to Sign Up!
  • Military Appreciation Football Game
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Visit
  • Welcome Back Lunch - Sept. 13th
  • Fall Career Fairs
  • Stand Down 2023
  • 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).

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UConn Veteran of the Month – Rhiannon Trunzo

Rhiannon Trunzo, Veteran of the Month at UConn


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UConn Veteran of the Month – Rhiannon Trunzo

The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to recognize Rhiannon Trunzo as UConn’s Veteran of the Month.  Rhiannon is currently a staff member in the VA Work Study program.  In addition to being a UConn student, Rhiannon also serves in the National Guard.  She originally enlisted as a flute player in the Rhode Island National Guard 88th Army Band in April 2021, then transferred to the 102d CT Army National Guard Band to come to UConn in September 2022. This past summer she went TDY to support the 323d Army Band at Fort Sam Houston, which was an incredible experience for Rhiannon, especially playing at the Armed Forces River Parade with IET soldiers in uniform singing their branch’s songs as military barges floated by.  She says she also “learned a great amount about leadership and camaraderie at the Basic Leader Course at Fort Indiantown Gap, which was a great step forward in my military career.”

Rhiannon is a Psych Major/Neuroscience minor, and she has a long-term goal of getting a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and becoming a practicing clinical psychologist.  At UConn, Rhiannon loves working in the office, participating in the weekly game day, and she especially loves the Dungeons and Dragons nights! Rhiannon says “There's also a lot of really valuable research opportunities, the Psychology department is top tier and I'm excited to learn as much as I can from hands-on experience.”

Rhiannon shares “as a military student, being well connected with the VAMP office and Veteran Student Organization is really helpful and important. Taking the FYE course (which I'm looking forward to mentoring this semester,) going to VSO events, and making sure your benefit process is going smoothly can ease a lot of academic and financial stress while finding a strong social support system.”

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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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