Contact Veteran Student Life

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




Each Fall and Spring semester, Veteran Student Life hosts an orientation exclusively for incoming student veterans, including freshmen, transfer, and graduate student veterans. During this event, we kindly ask for you to bring your DD 214 or proof of military service (e.g., CAC) for verification purposes. Details for the Fall 2019 Orientation are pending, but see below for the procedures and events from prior semesters. 

Student veterans beginning in the Fall 2018 semester may register for the Student Veteran Orientation at

The program includes guided campus tours led by fellow student veterans, as well presentations from the VA Certifying Official, Financial Aid Officer, the Health Center, the Career Center, and many more campus representatives covering topics such as VA benefits, scholarships, community service, and adapted services for student veterans. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and student veterans are allowed to bring guests.

After lunch you will have the option to go on a free overnight camping and kayaking trip. Space is limited so make sure you RSVP at by Thursday, August 9th 2018.

We also recommend that you check out our Veteran Orientation Checklist for more information on how you can get a jump start on your transition to UMD.