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Veteran Services

Serving veterans and their families.

UT Arlington has a long and proud tradition of serving veterans and their families, dating back to the University’s founding in 1895 and the establishment of the Carlisle Military Academy in 1902.  It’s part of our DNA.

Veterans and their families are a valued and vital component of our campus community. We are constantly looking for ways to ease their transition to college and to provide a full range of services to help them adapt and succeed in their academic pursuits.

The hub of activity for information and services for veterans is the Veterans Assistance Center, which includes tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, assistance with GI Bill applications, assistance with completing college, or simply a place to relax and unwind between classes. The center is located in the former Sweet Center at 406 Summit Avenue.

flagSUCCESS IS IN YOUR HANDS
Veterans Upward Bound is a free program for veterans who meet eligibility requirements. It is designed to motivate and assist veterans in developing skills necessary for acceptance to and success in a program of postsecondary education.


veterans affairsWE’RE HERE FOR YOU
The Office of Veterans Affairs assists veterans and their family members with certification of their Federal VA benefits and the State of Texas Hazlewood Act.

 

Student Veterans ProjectTRAINING FOR ACHIEVEMENT
The Student Veterans Project is a free program for any veteran who is thinking of attending any U.S. college. We can help with everything from the application process to financial aid and family resources.


Maverick BattalionARMY ROTC - COMMISSIONING SOURCE
The Maverick Battalion recruits, trains and develops the future leaders of our Army. This is an opportunity for Veterans to leverage their invaluable experience, pursue a commission and return to service as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves, Army National Guard or Active Component.


Veteran OrientationFIND YOUR BEARINGS
In New Maverick Orientation designed especially for veterans, we’ll ensure you have a clear understanding of veteran benefits, how to certify, and information on the services and resources available to you here at UT Arlington. In appreciation for your service, veterans are not charged an orientation fee.


Student VeteransJOIN A COMMUNITY
The Student Veterans Organization is a group for veterans on campus that provides networking with community leaders, veteran honor society membership if eligible, access to veteran scholarships, community service opportunities, and more. There is no fee to join, no major specifications, and no minimum GPA. All undergraduate and graduate student veterans are welcome.


calendarGET INFORMED, STAY INVOLVED
Veteran programming and events are collected and organized on the Veterans Affairs calendar. Check it regularly so you can stay an informed and involved Maverick.


Veterans AdministrationPERSONAL ASSISTANCE
As part of VetSuccess on Campus, a collaborative effort between UT Arlington and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the VA has placed Shalonda Taylor, a full-time, experienced vocational counselor, in the Veterans Assistance Center. Call her at 817-272-9885 or send her an email (shalonda@uta.edu). She can assist all veterans, active duty military, and their eligible family members who are attending or planning to attend UT Arlington.


Student Veteran Workshop SeriesHONE YOUR ACADEMIC PROWESS
The Student Veteran Workshop Series is a University College program designed to meet the unique needs of student veterans at UT Arlington. The workshops are presented by a fellow student veteran with assistance from UT Arlington faculty and staff and centered around building academic success and confronting transitional challenges. For more intensive study help, University College also provides student veteran peer academic leader sessions and veteran study groups.


Student Veteran Workshop SeriesGO OUT WITH STYLE
In appreciation of your service, we would like to recognize your achievement with the Veterans Cord to wear at your graduation. You must be a graduating student during the semester you are making your request. Request deadlines are May 1 for spring graduates and December 1 for summer/fall graduates. Request your cords online (login required).


Ask VARESOURCES
UT Arlington offers a number of services that will help veterans with every aspect of college life. From money management to physical and mental health services and beyond, we’ve got you covered.

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