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About Veteran Student Life

The University of Maryland recognizes the extraordinary contributions of members of our armed services and we understand the unique challenges of transitioning into a university environment. We are committed to providing an environment that helps veterans pursue their academic and personal goals, explore different learning experiences, and get involved in campus life. Through Veteran Student Life, we offer a hub for resources that serves veterans and military-connected students, staff, and faculty on campus.

Veterans Center 

Thanks to a generous donation from Board of Trustee members and former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, a Veterans Center is available exclusively for UMD student veterans. It is temporarily located in LeFrak Hall, Room 2123 from Fall 2023 to Spring 2025. This center includes:

  • Computers and Free Printing
  • Free Coffee
  • Kitchenette
  • Peer Support

To gain access to the Veterans Center, please go to Fill out and submit the form along with your supporting documentation.

Brief overview of what is offered through Veteran Student Life:

  • Veteran-centered Campus Events and Programs
  • Veterans Week Events 
  • Veterans reception and Football Game
  • Veterans Day Service at Memorial Chapel
  • Support for TerpVets Student Organization
  • Advocacy for Veteran Issues on Campus
  • Exclusive Veteran Resources and Opportunities
  • Veterans-specific New Student Orientation in Fall and Spring
  • Veteran-focused Career and Networking Events
  • Veterans-specific Adventure Programming
  • Counseling Services
  • Veteran-specific Scholarships
  • Pat Tillman Partnered Institution
  • Credit Bearing University Transition Courses
  • Active recruitment of Veterans to Maryland

Maryland is one of 15 Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success in the nation and received a generous grant through the FIPSE to further address the academic, financial, physical and social needs of student Veterans on campus through the U.S. Department of Education.

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