University of Maryland Global Campus has served our nation's military and veteran students since 1947.

Our experience and familiarity with student veterans ensures that our expansive suite of student services will prove helpful as you move toward achieving your academic aspirations. You will find that many of our staff and faculty share your experiences, as they themselves are veterans or family members of veterans.

Col. Floyd G. and Lt. Col. Dona R. Hildebrand Student Veterans Lounge

In the Col. Floyd G. and Lt. Col. Dona R. Hildebrand Student Veterans Lounge, you can take advantage of local, state, and Federal resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other third-party organizations. You can also meet with dedicated military and veteran staff who can help you with transitioning out of the service and into the classroom and a civilian career. Plus, you can use the computers and study room. The lounge is also home to the Veterans Resource Center and is located in Room 1441 in the Academic Center at Largo.

SALUTE Honor Society

SALUTE is a nationally recognized honor society for military and veteran students at two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. Established in 2009, SALUTE is the first national honor society for active-duty military servicemembers, National Guard members, reservists, retirees, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Visit SALUTE to learn more about becoming a member or contact with questions. Or learn more about other UMGC clubs and honor societies.

Eliminating Barriers to Success

The Office of Accessibility Services collaborates with the campus community to provide accommodations for veteran students with disabilities to ensure students are able to fully participate in all aspects of the classroom and online experience. Types of disabilities that warrant accommodations may include but are not limited to learning, physical, psychological, and/or medical disabilities. 

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To receive services, you must provide documentation of your disability from an appropriate professional. We can accept paperwork that discloses the disability diagnosis, such as a DD Form, diagnostic exam, or evaluation.

We understand the challenges in acquiring paperwork from Veterans Administration. If you experience any difficulties obtaining documentation, please e-mail For more information on the registration process, documentation requirements, frequently asked questions, and more, visit Accessibility Services in Current Students section.

Career Services

UMGC can help you explore job opportunities and a career for life after the military. We are committed to helping student veterans translate their education and military experience into professional success.

Career Services can support you throughout your professional life, with services and events to help you maximize your career opportunities, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and connect with our alumni network.

Library Services

Librarians are available via e-mail, phone, instant message, and by appointment at the Academic Center at Largo. For more information and to access research databases, the USMAI library catalog, and view tutorials on how to conduct research, please visit the UMGC Library online.

Tutoring and the Effective Writing Center

UMGC offers helpful resources for student veterans and their families in need of tutoring assistance. We offer tutoring through online tools and conferences in computing, math, and other select subjects. Learn more about tutoring in the Current Students section.

The Effective Writing Center in the Current Students section offers a wide array of writing-related services to UMGC students. Writing improvement assistance, paper reviews, and guest lectures compose this suite of writing resources.

Easy Benefits Processing

Using your veterans education benefits at UMGC is seamless. Our dedicated Veterans Certification Office processes your paperwork quickly and efficiently in accordance with Federal and state regulations so you can stay focused on earning your degree.


If you have questions about the resources available in the Gen. John W. Vessey, Jr. Veterans Resource Center, or if you have any suggestions about resources to add, please e-mail us at