Student Veterans

Get the tools you need to make the transition from service to school


Our community of veterans, both students and faculty, understand the challenges individuals and families face when transitioning from service to school. Because they’ve been there. With our Student Veteran Center employees and student military programs such as Books for Battle Buddies, we give you the tools you need to succeed at UCCS and beyond. You're also able to take advantage of facilities designed to propel you forward, such as our McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center, the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center and so much more.

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Unique Student Veteran Center

Our McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center serves as a place for students to study and socialize with other veterans. Also housing the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs, we proudly provide transition assistance in the form of financial, social and academic support.

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Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

PAVE is a support program that connects incoming student veterans with current student veterans to assist them as they transition to academic life.

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Robust, Flexible Support

Our programs and services support you while you’re in school and after. Purchase reduced-cost textbooks, get guidance and mentorship to better understand work environments, connect with peers through the Student Veteran Organization and find comprehensive health care through our Wellness Center and Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic.

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Master of Public Administration

Levino Johnson has always had a hunger for success.

During his 12 years of service in the Army, Levino hired an academic tutor and earned his bachelor’s degree. It was this same hunger that led him to UCCS to pursue more education and advance his career.

“Dig deep. You have to find that fire in your stomach. Use it to get out of that situation. Grab onto whatever you have there and pull yourself up.

In the military, you're basically a public servant for the nation. I learned at UCCS what it means to be a public servant.”

— Levino Johnson, Master of Public Administration, class of 2016


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