Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:    Once I am accepted into Maryland who is the best point of contact for a smooth transition into UMD?

A:  The best points of contact would be the Coordinator for Veteran Student Life, David Reese at or the Veteran Student Life Graduate Assistants, Aaron Anderson at and Naomi Fritts at Also, the Student Veteran Orientation will be a great place to receive valuable information and resources. Additionally, every newly-admitted student veteran is assigned a PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education) mentor, who is a current UMD student veteran. They are a great resource as you make your transition to Maryland.



Q:    I am currently using the GI Bill, should I still complete my FAFSA and apply for scholarships?

A:   Yes. Every incoming veteran should complete their FAFSA and apply for scholarships as the GI bill does not exclude you from being considered.



Q:    Is The University Of Maryland a Yellow Ribbon School?

A:  The University of Maryland is now officially a Yellow Ribbon School. For more information about the yellow ribbon program and what it entails, click on the following link:  Yellow Ribbon Program



Q:    How do I get access to the Veterans Lounge on Campus?

A:  In order to receive access to the Vets Center, please go to Fill out and submit the form along with your supporting documentation. The Vets Center is located in the Cole Field House, Room #1112. 

*Note this process can take up to a week until card swipe access is granted.



Q:    Where can I find more information about different events in which I can participate as a student veteran?

A:  The veterans at UMD have access to a number of activities ranging from social events, community service and organized fitness/adventure events.  Like the Veteran Student Life page on Facebook and join the Veteran Student Life group on OrgSync, in order to get the most up-to-date information. Additionally, you can join the TerpVets Student Organization Facebook Group.



Q:   Where can I find more information about resources available to student parents?

A:  The best place to start would be UMD’s family care resources page @