Veteran Student Life

0110 Stamp Student Union

Veteran Student Life (VSL) serves to build and maintain a community of University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served in the US military. The office provides programming and services to support a seamless transition from military service to college life, foster engagement and provide support for veterans while they pursue their education, and prepare student veterans for the transition out of college and onto professional careers. 

Brief overview of what is offered through Veteran Student Life:

✔ Veteran-centered Campus Events and Programs
✔ Veterans Week Events and Service at Memorial Chapel in November
✔ 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
✔ PAVE Mentorship Program
✔ 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 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to further address the academic, financial, physical and social needs of student Veterans on campus through the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information about programming or overall Veteran Student Life at the University of Maryland, please contact the VSL team at and visit their website at

Veteran Center

In addition to support and programming, Veteran Student Life offers a Veterans Center, which is available exclusively for UMD student veterans located in Cole Field House (Room 1112), thanks to a generous donation from Board of Trustee member and former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England.

This center includes:

  • Television
  • Computers
  • Free Printing
  • Free Coffee
  • Study Lounge
  • Conference Room
  • Video Conferencing 

If you are a current student veteran or military-connected student that does yet have access to the Vet Center, please go to