UCI Veteran Services Center


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UCI Veteran Services is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for veterans, reservists, and their dependents. We provide assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled. The center is responsible for submitting entitlement requests for new and continuing students to the V.A., answering any questions veteran students or dependents may have concerning their educational benefits, and providing resources and programs to assist veterans in navigating their transition to civilian and student life.

Upcoming Deadlines

For Fall 2019, we will begin accepting your Quarterly Course Enrollment form and 2019-2020 Cal Vet Fee Waivers starting Mon. July 1st.

The deadline for turning in QCEs or Cal Vet letters for Fall 2019 QCEs is Sept 1st. Any late QCEs after Sept 1st can cause late VA payments to your account and/or jeopardize you being dropped from your classes (Ch: 31 – Voc Rehab & Ch: 33 – Post 9/11). If your enrollment window is after Sept 1st, still submit your QCE w/ your anticipated schedule by Sept 1st.


Upcoming Events

Warrior-Scholar Project

August 3-11, 2019

UCI is hosting the Warrior-Scholar Project for the first time this summer, the VSC in partnership with the Office of Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning are the host departments.  The faculty teaching the program are from the Political Science Department in the School Of Social Science and UCI School of Law, with Writing Instructors and tutors from Academic English within the School of Humanities. This program is funded by the Orange County Veterans Initiative through the Orange County Community Foundation. To learn More...

Featured in the Daily Pilot, published by the LA Times

Warrior-Scholar Project ‘boot camp’ at UCI puts military members on the front line of education

By LILLY NGUYEN | AUG. 7, 2019 | 3:56 PM

Fourteen veterans and active military service members from around the country are going back to basic training this week in sunny Irvine, miles from their bases and homes.

But this time, these “cadets” are not being trained for what the military will demand of them emotionally, physically and mentally. Armed with pencils, highlighters and textbook after textbook, they are attending a boot camp of a different kind — one meant to prepare them for college.

The week-long, humanities-focused program made its debut Monday at the UC Irvine campus. It is presented by the university and the Warrior-Scholar Project, a nonprofit that promotes educational opportunities for retired and active service members. More...

Fall Preview Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Open House for interested applicants.  To learn more and RSVP Click Here.

Past Events

UCI Veteran Services Center Memorial Day Flag Ceremony Thurs. May 23, 2019 12PM UCI Flagpoles Please join us in honoring and remembering those who have died while serving the United State Armed Forces. Lunch sponsored by UCI Dining will be provided after the ceremony. veteran.uci.edu | 949.824.3500

Veteran Appreciation Week Nov 6-8th 2018   Tues. Nov 6 PARACORD BRACELET-MAKING WORKSHOP 3:30-5pm at the Veterans Services Center G306 A bracelet that's useful, practical, and never out of style for both veterans and civilians! Going camping? Need a quick belt? Gotta make a fire? Paracords are one of the most useful items to have on an adventure. Join VSC Peer Advisors, Kyle and Matthew on learning how these can be handy in any situation life may throw at you! This workshop is to unite veterans, dependents, and friends in sharing a skill we all can benefit from!   Wed. Nov 7 A SILENT NIGHT: WWI MEMORIAL CONCERT 6-7:30pm at the Winifred Smith Hall This unique and moving concert memorializes World War I using poetry and music by soldiers from the period. Relive history through sound! Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan pays homage to the centennial of World War I through the music of composers who lived through, fought in, and died in the Great War. RSVP: https://bit.ly/2QFVXrA   Thurs. Nov 8 VETERANS DAY FLAG CEREMONY & LUNCH 12pm at the UCI Flagpoles Please join us in honoring those who have served our country at our Annual Veterans' Day Flag ceremony. Lunch sponsored by Aramark will follow.