Veteran Services Center
The University of Texas at Dallas' Veteran Services Center (VSC) serves as a resource center for veterans, reservists, eligible dependents and active duty military students. Military students enhance our campus community by sharing their leadership skills and strong work ethic. They also face unique challenges when transitioning to civilian and college life. It is our goal to provide the resources and support you need to be successful at UT Dallas.
The VSC promotes veteran-specific programs including a new student veteran sponsor program, professional development workshops, employer networking, and a graduation cord ceremony. We provide contact information for VA benefits, admissions, and scholarship opportunities. In addition, the VSC connects students to UTD support services and community resources.
Our space includes a study area with computing stations, lounge, refrigerator/microwave, and an adjacent mezzanine with chairs and tables. Connect with other student veterans and University staff at the VSC.
Thank you for your service and welcome to UT Dallas!
Events for 2014-2015
VSC Sponsor Program
The VSC Sponsor Program pairs a current student veteran (sponsor) with an incoming student veteran. Sponsors volunteer their time to help new student veterans become familiar with UT Dallas. The program is designed so that the new student and sponsor meet once a week for 8 weeks. Contact the VSC if you would like to participate.
Refuel @ the VSC
Refuels are held at various times throughout the semester to provide student veterans the opportunity to connect with each other and University staff while enjoying some refreshments.
Graduation Cord Ceremony
UT Dallas acknowledges the exceptional contributions made by the members of our armed services. Students graduating from UT Dallas who serve or have served in the U.S. military are invited to wear a special red, white & blue honor cord at fall and commencements in recognition of their service to our country. These cords will be provided through the VSC to eligible graduates for fall and spring commencements. Contact the VSC staff for more information.
VETworking and Professional Development
Employers seek opportunities to connect with UT Dallas student veterans at VETworking events. In addition, professional development activities and workshops are held for resume writing, interviewing, elevator pitches, and other career-related activities.
Veterans of Dallas at UT Dallas
The UT Dallas chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) meet at the VSC. They focus on professional development, community service and social functions. Go to the VSC for more information on the student organization membership.
Open House and End of Semester Reception
The VSC hosts an open house to welcome back students at the beginning of the school year. The end of semester reception recognizes the achievements throughout the term and gives student veterans a chance to connect with each other.
Sept. 4, 2014, 11a.m.-1p.m.
Dec. 1, 2014, 3-5p.m.
Warrior SMART training
The Center for Brain Health offers Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) at no cost to UT Dallas student veterans. Sessions are held on campus throughout the semester. The training addresses strategic attention, integration, and mental flexibility. Space is limited. For more information regarding the Center for Brain Health's warrior initiatives: brainperformanceinstitute.com/change-your-brain
Sign up at the VSC for the September 2014 and October 2014 sessions
Veteran's Day Celebration
UT Dallas recognizes the Veteran's Day through a campus celebration co-sponsored by SUAAB and the VSC. In addition, Raytheon sponsors a program to recognize the contribution of UT Dallas student veterans.
Active or former U.S. military personnel and their guests are admitted free to all UT Dallas regular season home athletic events. Pick up your Veterans Sport Pass at the VSC, and check athletic schedules at cometsports.utdallas.edu.