Student Veteran Life was established in 2015 as a unit for student veterans founded by student veterans.

The office is home to a staff of skilled veterans – five students and one professional – that can help student veterans navigate through the University of Washington. From campus locations to student resources staff are able to serve student veterans at any point in their college experience.

Student Veteran Life is also a great place for veterans to study, grab a free cup of coffee, use the printer, or just hang out and meet other veterans. On average, the office sees 10-20 veterans per day, a number that is continuously growing!

As an organization, Student Veteran Life’s mission is to reach out to new student veterans within the first 90 days they are on campus. Maintaining communication with student veterans throughout their time at UW will help ensure they leave the UW with the most positive experience and a diploma in hand.

Though the Student Veteran Life is already providing or has initiated a number of valuable programs, there is much to be done in the years to come.

Student Veteran Services

  • Veteran Transition Courses: GEN ST 297 College Success for Veterans
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship
  • Space for students to study, hang out, and meet other student veterans
  • Outreach programs to meet student veterans within their first 90 days as a student
  • Growing book lending library
  • Cubbies for storing belongings for day use
  • Computer access and free printing for student veterans
  • Free coffee every day
  • Student group advising and meeting spaces
  • Personalized connections to services on campus
The Veterans Center, formerly located in HUB 327, changed its name to Veterans Educational Benefits Office and relocated to 520 Schmitz as of Tuesday, October 27.