Contact Veteran Student Life

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-0073
dmreese@umd.edu

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 dmreese@umd.edu or the Veteran Student Life Graduate Assistants, Aaron Anderson at ajande3@terpmail.umd.edu and Eric Wesner at ewesner@terpmail.umd.edu. 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/