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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Veteran Student Life Graduate Assistants, Aaron Anderson at email@example.com and Naomi Fritts at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 go.umd.edu/vetcenter. 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 @ https://uhr.umd.edu/benefits/family_care/