• U.S. Flag raised on top of Hawley Armory, April 2018.
    Hawley Armory - location of UConn's Veterans Affairs & Military Programs

Welcome to UConn!

"The University of Connecticut welcomes all veterans and active duty military personnel and their families, and is absolutely committed to maintaining an environment of academic success and professional development for all its students. We want all who have served and continue to serve this nation to know that UConn is a welcoming community where our student veterans can continue to strive, succeed and achieve.”

- President Susan Herbst, UConn

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 form below with some basic information to get us started, and we will contact you:
Information Request

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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.

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HUSKY VET GAZETTE – March

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • VITA Tax Program
  • Women's History Month
  • Veteran of the Month
  • 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

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March 2019 Veteran of the Month – Jesse King

The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to honor Jesse King as our Veteran of the Month for March 2019.  Jesse served in the Army for six years as an Arabic Linguist. During that time, Jesse says he was fortunate enough to live in Germany for three years, and then in California for two more years. He also deployed to Iraq for about 15 months.

Overall, Jesse appreciates his experience in the Army.  When he completed his service in the military, Jesse immediately began his undergraduate degree.  But, he waited three years before becoming a UConn student.  He is currently a student at the UConn Law School.  He says, “the Law School campus is pretty incredible . . . . It’s conveniently located and it’s beautiful.”

During Jesse’s transition from military life to student life, he believes it helped to jump right in and immerse himself in his studies so he didn’t have time to overthink things.  Jesse also found that it helped to network with other Veterans on-campus, to be able to talk to someone else who has been there, going through the same things he experienced as a student Veteran.

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.

UConn Ranked “Best For Vets” by Military Times

Best for Vets Colleges 2019 by Military Times

Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report ranked UConn  No. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017

 

UConn named Military Friendly School for 2019-2020

UConn was named a Military Friendly School for 2019-2020