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Student Veteran Affairs

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Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago!

Student Veterans Affairs at UIC provides caring and personalized support to UIC undergraduate and graduate student veterans. We help our veterans navigate the campus and provide a welcoming space, mentoring from student veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed academically and personally. We value the skills, assets and experiences veterans bring to the UIC community and are committed to helping them achieve their goals and aspirations. The Student Veteran Affairs increases campus awareness of student veteran issues and fosters a sense of belonging, community and well-being for all student veterans on campus.

We will:
  • Provide information on veterans benefits specific to your needs.
  • Give you referrals to helpful resources on campus and in the community.
  • Help you navigate the campus and its bureaucracy.
  • Invite you to workshops and social events throughout the year.
  • Connect you with other student veterans on campus.
  • Help you make the transition from military to student life at UIC.
At a campus like UIC, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. We are here to make you feel at home.

About UIC

UIC is proud to have made the 2014 "Military Friendly Schools" list. This distinction means we are in the top 15 percent of U.S. schools in terms of our ability to provide a positive and rewarding experience for military students.

Click to view our Resource Guide for Veteran Students. The purpose of this guide is to assist incoming and current veteran students as they matriculate through UIC. It is a source for you to quickly identify departments on campus that can assist you as you transition to life on campus.


View the Student Veterans To-Do List

View the Illinois Veterans Grant and Illinois National Guard Grand Checklist

View the Vocational Rehab Student Veterans Checklist