Center for Campus Life

Veteran Student Life

The Veteran Center
Outline of a turtle created by dog tags to represent TERP VET


The University of Maryland, College Park is dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for Veterans and active duty service members. The UMCP Veterans Initiative scholarships will provide support for Veteran students to pursue their educational goals. The scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Scholarships are for one year with the opportunity for current recipients to reapply in subsequent years (with the exception of the Tillman Scholarships).

In order to apply, click on this link.

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

Laser Tag- Cole Field House- Saturday, April 26th (Maryland Day) from 11am-3pm. Invite your friends, families, and classmates!

Lone Survivor Movie Showing with Veteran Panel Discussion- Hoff Theater (Located in the Stamp)- Monday, April 28th from 6pm-10pm. Invite your friends, families, and classmates!

Combat Paper- Art & Learning Center (Stamp Student Union)April 29th-May 1st. Engage in an experience of members of the military through art. Open to community members as well. RSVP NOW!