UCI Veteran News
Veterans and scholars
UCI prides itself on serving those who have served
by Daisy Murguia, UCI | November 8, 2018
Navigating the cultural transition from military to civilian life can be emotionally and financially challenging, as well as fraught with such practical concerns as housing, employment and education. UCI prides itself on serving those who have served, creating a welcoming environment that supports both their social reintegration and their higher education.
In fact, the university is ranked No. 13 nationwide on U.S. News & World Report’s current list of best colleges for veterans and was named a “top veteran-friendly school” in the summer 2018 issue of U.S. Veterans Magazine. More...
UCI Feels Like Home for Navy Veteran and Computer Science Major Timothy Tomas
November 9, 2018
By Shani Murray
UCI’s Veteran Services Center (VSC) aims to provide veterans with the “world-class benefits and services they have earned — and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.” According to VSC director Adelí Durón, who works to support UCI’s 167 veteran students (including both active duty and reservists) and their families, 33 veterans are in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). More... Additional Posting...
Serving those who served
Campus to host Veterans Appreciation Week activities Nov. 6-10
by Brian Bell (U.S. Navy, 1984-91), UCI | November 3, 2017
The UCI Veteran Services Center supports a diverse group of current and former military personnel and their dependents with a host of programs to help with tuition and housing, the transition to student life, comradery and career readiness.
UCI is recognized nationally as a strong institution for service members, earning a rank of No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of the best colleges for veterans. More...