UMass-Amherst Veteran Services

UMass-Amherst Veteran Services Providing University of Massachusetts military members, veterans, and their dependents the service and assistance they deserve. We also have a student veteran staff who understands the needs of their fellow service members.
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Veteran Services offers a Drop-in Center for veteran students to study and ask and questions they may have. Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Educational and social events are sponsored throughout the year.

Mission: The mission of Veteran Services is to assist veterans, guardsman, reservist and their family members in taking full advantage of all educational benefits available to them as well as assist in the transition from active duty to student life at University of Massachusetts Mass Amherst. We provide advocacy, and we have networks and resources on and off campus that benefit this student community.

06/09/2015

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05/05/2014

ATTENTION ALL GRADUATING VETERANS:

On behalf of the SVRC, we want to take a moment to acknowledge our graduating seniors! We had 34 veteran students reserve graduation stoles, representing all branches of the United States Armed Forces.
On Thursday, May 8th from 9am to noon, many of these graduating seniors will be coming to the SVRC for a Continental Breakfast and to receive their Graduation Stole/UMass Challenge Coin. Please join me in congratulating them as they reach an important academic milestone.
If you are a graduating senior, who has not reserved a graduation stole, we do have some extras available. Please call the Student Veteran Resource Center at 413-545-0939 to reserve a graduation stole asap.

Today at 3:00 pm we will be hosting our End of the Semester Study Break in the Campus Center 168C! Come join us for food...
12/06/2013

Today at 3:00 pm we will be hosting our End of the Semester Study Break in the Campus Center 168C! Come join us for food and take a break from your studies!
We will also be taking sweatshirt orders at this event.

Please join us for our End of the Semester Study Break!December 6th, 20133:00pm - 5:00pmCampus Center Room 168C
11/26/2013

Please join us for our End of the Semester Study Break!

December 6th, 2013
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus Center Room 168C

11/18/2013

FYI: We have a new email address. To let us know of any enrollments or other issues/problems please email us at our new email address: [email protected]

Pass this along to all your friends!
11/06/2013

Pass this along to all your friends!

10/31/2013

This Saturday, November 2nd at Gillette Stadium is Hero's weekend!!! Come honor our Veterans, Military, Firefighters and Police! Join the UMass Minutemen as they try to defeat the undefeated Northern Illinois Huskies! Let's Go UMass!!

10/31/2013

*****ATTENTION ALL STUDENT VETERANS*****
IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN WINTER SESSION CLASSES BE SURE TO EMAIL OR STOP IN OUR OFFICE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE PROPERLY CERTIFIED FOR WINTER 2014. SPRING 2014 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND WE WILL BEGIN CERTIFYING SHORTLY AFTER THE ENROLLEMENT PERIOD BEGINS! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TO NOT HESITATE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS!!!!!

10/31/2013

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! HAVE A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE EVENING!

10/23/2013

Tomorrow, October 24th, Fox 25 will be on campus broadcasting life from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. This station is the largest morning show in the Boston area. We are looking to have a crowd of students wearing UMass gear to be in the background during the live broadcast from the Goodell Lawn. We am offering free UMass Veteran T-Shirts today as an incentive. Pick them up while they last at Veteran Services, 231 Whitmore. For Veteran dependents, I have a limited supply of Veteran “Services” t-shirts. There will also be free food, giveaways and free t-shirts to the first 200 students at the event.

This would be a great opportunity for our veterans to wear their UMass Veteran Shirts. There is a possibility that veterans will be able to get a shout out on air especially during the first half of the show 6-8a.m. when crowds are apt to be small.

10/23/2013

Great Opportunity for Student Veterans and their families! The Heroes Game at Gillette Stadium

Saturday, November 2nd UMass Amherst plays Northern Illinois at Gillette Stadium

For $5 per person, you can purchase tickets in Veteran Services (Whitmore 231)

· $5 includes the ticket and the bus from UMass to Gillette

· This deal is only available to Student Vets and their families (spouse, children, significant other, etc.)

· 50 tickets available and students and their guests will sit together at the stadium

Reserve you tickets now! We have limited space available.

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Gray at [email protected] or visit Veteran Services.

10/09/2013

For today's VA Health benefits Event in Goodell 614 (starting at 4:30pm) we will be having cheese pizza, buffalo chicken, supreme, meat lovers, and mushroom. Thanks for your input!

**Topics to be covered**
Who Is Eligible for VA Care
What does the 5 year enhanced care package mean to returning Combat Veterans?
The how-to’s for accessing VA enrollment and care
What happens after the 5 year enhanced VA care period?
Service injuries and traumas
Who is you VSO?
What can your VSO do for you?

10/08/2013

We are ordering pizza for tomorrow's VA Health Benefits Event in Goodell 614 (4:30pm). What do you want us to order?

10/03/2013

The next Veteran Hot Topic Series: VA Benefits Fair
October 9, 2013
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Goodell 614.

Pizza provided!

**Topics to be covered**
Who Is Eligible for VA Care
What does the 5 year enhanced care package mean to returning Combat Veterans?
The how-to’s for accessing VA enrollment and care
What happens after the 5 year enhanced VA care period?
Service injuries and traumas
Who is you VSO?
What can your VSO do for you?

09/25/2013

VetONE meeting tomorrow @6 P.M. At the Veterans UMass-Amherst Veteran Services office. If you are interested in joining stop on by. We will be discussing upcoming events as well as voting on a new logo!

Soldiers told new rules governing tattoos, grooming standards on the way
09/25/2013
Soldiers told new rules governing tattoos, grooming standards on the way

Soldiers told new rules governing tattoos, grooming standards on the way

In the works for more than a year, strict new rules governing things like tattoos and grooming for soldiers have been approved by the Secretary of the Army and are only awaiting a final signature, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler said Saturday.

09/25/2013

Our office is currently in the process of entering the tuition and fees. We are aware as well as the Bursars office the individuals who have not been processed. This process will be done in alphabetical order and has to be inputted into everyone's VA files individuals. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns please to not hesitate to email or call our office.

09/25/2013

Omega Delta Sigma will be enjoying some mandatory fun at the VFW tonight @7PM. Come out and meet the brothers of ODS!!! Any question contact Brendan @ [email protected]

09/23/2013

Hope everyone's studies are going well. Have a great week!!!!

Some of our vets supporting our UMass Minutemen! Go U!
09/21/2013

Some of our vets supporting our UMass Minutemen! Go U!

09/17/2013

Hello New and Returning UMass Veterans and Dependents,

We wanted to announce changes in the Veteran Services Resource Room. We have four VA work-study students representing four branches of the service: Jeff Axton (Army), Irfan Siddiqui, (Marine) Tom Hallock, (Air Force) and Rob Pin, (Navy) who also speaks Spanish. Also returning is Julianne Seekell as administrative assistant.The Veteran Services Office is now fully dedicated to helping you receive the most out of your VA educational benefits. We also provide advocacy, resources, campus contacts and programming specifically for our UMass Veteran community. So, feel free to drop by, use our services and ask us any questions while enjoying a free cup of coffee.

09/11/2013

Omega Delta Sigma, UMass's only veteran co-ed fraternity will be having their 1st meeting of the year and informational session for interested students on Thursday September 12th @ 7 PM in Herter 118. Contact Brendan at [email protected] if you have any questions.

09/11/2013

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Air Force ROTC and Veteran Services will be having a short ceremony at 4 p.m. behind Memorial Hall.

I am calling all veterans and first responders (fire, police and emergency personnel) to join us in a march to the site. Please meet at the back of Memorial Hall between 3:30 and 3:45. The event will last approximately half an hour.

May we never forget...
09/11/2013

May we never forget...

09/10/2013
http://admin.umass.edu/

UMass Football Honors
Heroes In Action Day
At
Gillette Stadium
November 2, 2013

UMass Football would like to thank all the men and women who bravely serve our country and community by offering discounted group tickets of $10 to police, fire, and veterans in the Commonwealth.

UMass Football plays all of our home games at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. This is a great chance to enjoy the perks of the Patriots stadium, without paying Patriots price!

All heroes will be invited onto the field to take part in the Fan Tunnel, welcoming players onto the field. Also, heroes will be asked to Fill the End Zone as part of a brief recognition ceremony before the National Anthem.

If you are interested in securing your tickets for Heroes in Action Day, please contact Evan Briere, Football Sales Coordinator at 413-577-7254 or [email protected]

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Gillette!

[email protected]

09/10/2013

Attention UMass Veterans: Head over to Campus Pulse and sign up to become a member of our student veteran group VetONE!!! Anyone can join. Veterans, dependents and supporters alike!!!

09/10/2013

ATTENTION: Janine Wert of UMass-Lowell and our very own UMass Veteran, David Vacchi, will be guests on a Google Plus radio show at 12 noon tomorrow. The host is Mike Hamilton from WPI on something called Student Affairs Live. A link will be posted to the website http://higheredlive.com/ to connect. The show will be interactive.

09/09/2013

ATTENTION:

VETERAN HOT TOPIC SERIES

HOSTED BY UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING AND SPONSORED BY UMASS VETERAN SERVICES.

Are your classes right for you?

Advice on ADD/DROP

TODAY: September 9th, 2013
4-6 PM
GOODELL 604

Stop by and speak with Greg Boisseau, undergraduate advisor and a fellow veteran.

Ask questions about your schedule or just stop by grab dinner--FREE SANDWICHES

VeteranONE will also be there!!!!!!

SEE YOU TONIGHT!!!!

09/09/2013

Thank you to the veterans, family, faculty and staff who attended Saturday's Veteran Appreciation Dinner. It was a great event with a great turnout. We can't wait to do it again!

09/06/2013

Tomorrow night is our Veteran's Appreciation Dinner! It is a semi-formal event, which means no denim or jeans. Our RSVP date has already passed, so we cannot add more. If you did RSVP, we will see you tomorrow night at 6pm on the 11th floor of the Campus Center!

This is a very useful tool! Sign up now to access all your VA documents, benefits, and all other resources!
09/04/2013

This is a very useful tool! Sign up now to access all your VA documents, benefits, and all other resources!

09/03/2013

UMass Skydive Club has a demonstration today @ 5 P.M. Come watch a few of your fellow veterans jump into the Haigis Mall! If you interested in joining come down to the Mall and contact Casey.

09/03/2013

Welcome back to UMass! Don't forget to stop in the Veteran Services office to introduce yourself and meet our staff. Also, as a reminder our Veterans Appreciation dinner will be this Saturday. You must R.S.V.P. with Judy in order to attend. Good luck with your studies!

Come join us tomorrow for our Veteran Smart Start Orientation!There will be informational talks regarding the G.I. Bill,...
08/30/2013

Come join us tomorrow for our Veteran Smart Start Orientation!
There will be informational talks regarding the G.I. Bill, academics, the VA, student organizations, and more! A light lunch and snacks will be provided.

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Whitmore Administration Building 231
Amherst, MA
01003

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