Center for Campus Life

Veteran Student Life

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The Veteran Center
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Aurora Foundation Names Veteran Student Life as Grant Recipient

Veteran Student Life was just selected by the Aurora Foundation as their 18th grant recipient! With the grant, Veteran Student Life will be able to expand its services in order to effectively transition veterans into the University of Maryland and out into a successful career! For more information about services provided through this grant or through Veteran Student Life, please contact Brian Bertges.

Mission Statement

To build and maintain a community of University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, and alumni, all who have served in the US military, that supports a seamless transition from military life to civilian college life and provides support for continued growth in mind, body, and spirit, carrying the pride and confidence established in the military into the college experience as well as future careers for veteran alumni.

Getting Involved

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

(1) Get access to the University of Maryland Veteran Center: The new Veterans Center is located in 1122 Cole Field House. Thanks to a generous donation from Board of Trustee member Gordon England, the space is exclusively available for student veterans. Come spend time with each other while on campus, get a cup of coffee, watch TV, use our computers, or study. You can get access to the Veteran Lounge by submitting your proof of service (i.e., DD214, Armed Forces Service ID card) & your University identification number (UID) to our email account or you can call (301) 405-9605 to set up an appointment to show such identification.

(2) Sign up for the updates in OrgSync: Request permission to join the Veteran Student Life Group.

(3) Connect with the TerpVets: Join the TerpVet Facebook Group.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to look at our upcoming events on our Google calendar and past events in our Veteran Student Life e-newsletter archive.


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University Support & Benefits Briefing

The Varsity is a proud sponsors of Veteran Student Life and student Veterans

  The Varsity, Proud Sponsor of Student Veterans       


Upcoming Events

Veterans Adventure Orientation- August 15th-17th- Veteran Student Life and the Maryland Adventure Program are teaming up in order to provide a free three-day outdoor orientation for a smaller group of incoming veterans. Activities will include a high ropes course and kayaking around Wye island. Additionally, a few veterans on campus will be joining the group to talk about the challenges that they had in their transition. Slots are limited. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brian Bertges at

One Day Veteran Orientation- August 27th- The orientation will cover all of the areas pertinent to a veteran's successful transition into the UMD community. It will have panels focused on VA Benefits as well as other campus and off-campus resources that will aid in a successful reintegration.

SAVE THE DATE! Veterans Reception and Football Game- November 15th