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Veteran Services Open House and & Resource Fair - Wednesday November 6, 2019. (10am - 3pm)

Updated (10/09/2019)


Fall Cross Cultural Engagement Event - Thursday, October 3, 2019 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Updated (9/23/2019)


Attention incoming and current student Veterans:

The Bursars office is in the process of placing a “pending award” status on your Spire accounts to reflect your incoming GI Bill ® payments.

Certification of your enrollment status will follow to initiate GI Bill payments toward your account.

Please be patient as we work through this process.









UMass Amherst ranked 16th in the nation for Veterans online bachelor's degree programs!

Veterans Virtual Career Fair Info!!!


Speed networking and resume advice panel:

          "Translate your military experience to a civilian resume"

The SVRC, in collaboration with the Chancellor’s office and the alumni association, is holding a speed networking event for student Veterans on

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the UMass Amherst Campus Center room 168C

We will have a reception with light appetizers for all attendees from 5:30-6, with networking from 6-7. 

Please RSVP to  by 2 December 2016


Warrior Breakfast and USMC birthday celebration

Veteran and First responder appreciation football game

SVRC information table in the Campus Center

17 and 19 October from 10am-3pm

Come and visit student Veterans for information about the Student Veteran Resource Center and upcoming events.


Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

New student Veteran orientation

The SVRC is hosting a Welcome to Campus orientation for student Veterans on Wednesday, September 7th at noon and Thursday, September 8th at 5pm.  This event is an opportunity to get to know current student Veterans, meet other incoming Veterans and ask questions ranging from Housing and Child Care services to GI Bill and other benefits questions.  The University has a lot to offer and numerous services on campus.  The SVRC is here to assist as you navigate this new experience.  Please RSVP to so we can reserve your spot.

Parking discount for student Veterans 

The SVRC is pleased to announce that the SGA Secretary of Veterans Affairs has secured a 15% discount on full year parking permits for student Veterans

To qualify you must be registered as an active student with a valid SPIRE I.D and present a DD-214 or active duty military ID at the time of purchase.  Please visit the following webpage for full details:

Thanks to all those who participated and volunteered to make the Grit 'N Wit  Obstacle Course a fun and successful event!

Grit 'n Wit Starting Line  Grit 'n Wit BBQ

Grit 'n' Wit 5K Obstacle Course - Monday, April 18th (Patriot's Day)​

Celebrate Patriots' Day with a fun event to benefit the Student Veteran Resource Center and the Student Government Association! $5 suggested donation.

1:00 - 4:00pm at the Campus Pond  

For more info or to register:

Student Veteran Town Hall Meeting

The SVRC is hosting a Town Hall for all student Veterans to voice their concerns on Friday, April 8th at 3pm in the Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC), Room 19 Dickenson Hall.

The SGA Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Samari Ijezie and Matt Bachmann, interim director of the SVRC look forward to meeting you and discussing your concerns.

Please RSVP to NLT Wednesday, April 6th.

Interested in resume writing, internships or interview skills?

The SVRC is hosting a Career Services information session on 1 April at 2pm in room 10, Dickenson Hall, 155 Hicks Way. Come see what Career Services has to offer.

Please RSVP to NLT Wednesday, March 30th.

Winter and Summer Classes

If you are planning to take a winter or summer session class and wish to utilize your GI bill benefits (i.e. Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606, etc.), you MUST inform the Certifying Benefits Official, Lynn Gates when you register. Please notify her via email with your full name, student id, summer session one and / or two, the course name and number of credits.

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Important New GI Bill Information

Yellow Ribbon Program Information

Yellow Ribbon Program Application (PDF)