Resources and Support
for UD’s Veterans
The University of Delaware understands the commitment and sacrifices military members and their families make during their time of service. This is why staff and faculty at the University are committed to helping student veterans and military service members in their transition from military to college life.
The staff of the Office of the Dean of Students stands ready to support all student veterans and servicemembers to help you navigate and succeed within the university environment. The ODS specializes in advocating for students and serving as a source of support and resource connection so that all students can be successful at UD.
The ODS also administers Military Leave of Absences for students needing to take a break from UD due to the issuance of military orders for training or active duty. If we can be of service to you, please contact us at 302-831-8939 or email@example.com.
Blue Hen Veterans
BHV is the official Student Veterans of America chapter at UD. Blue Hen Vets seeks to connect veterans of the Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve and the Armed Forces Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and their family members from all branches of military service. Find BHV on Student Central, Facebook or visit the organization's office in the basement of Perkins Student Center.
Brooks Raup serves as the point person for all military and veterans services for students at the University of Delaware. Within his role, Raup guides student veterans, eligible family members, and service members through the process of accessing their VA education benefits. Additionally, Brooks is available to serve as a primary resource for any needs you might have in navigating your college experience.
Coming in as a first-year student: Freshman? Transfer? Grad student? Not sure?
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Information on how to apply to UD as a first-year (never taken college-level courses) or a transfer student, if you wish to earn a degree. Please see Transfer Admissions page if you have taken college-level courses. If you just wish to take courses at UD, visit Professional and Continuing Studies.
Office of Graduate and Professional Education
Graduate Application Fee waivers are available for U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military or members of the National Guard or Reserves. Visit UD's grad application for more information.
USMC Leadership Scholar Program
UD participates in the USMC Leadership Scholar Program (LSP), which assists Marines in gaining admission to over 200 universities/colleges around the country. This program can help you prepare yourself for admission to the University.
Answering the basics: Veterans’ services, registration, finances, housing
Military and Veterans Services (Office of the Registrar)
Provides a wide range of answers related to the VA application process, accessing your GI bill, your status as a student veteran at UD, as well as information on academic advisement, course lists and registration for undergraduate students. For specific questions relating to the VA application process or using your GI bill, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Transfer and Test Credit
The University of Delaware allows course transfer from appropriately accredited colleges and universities, and awards credit for certain examinations and education programs. Students can find general information about transfer credit policies in the Undergraduate Programs section of the University Catalog and at the Transfer and Test Credit section of the Registrar’s website.
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); you may qualify for other forms of financial aid, but you must submit a FAFSA.
New Student Orientation (NSO)
A one-day program covering important topics including student life, academics and registration, and safety and well-being. NSO also gives you the opportunity to meet classmates and orientation staff.
Residence Life and Housing
On-campus housing is available to first-year students, transfer students, upperclass students, and graduate students and their families. This site also provides information regarding off-campus housing.
- Registration for Undergraduate Students
- Academic Course List
- Academic Advisement for Undergraduate Students
- Academic Success @ UD Information on offices across campus providing resources to support students seeking to maximize their academic success.
- For recipients of VA Education Benefits: Financial assistance (reimbursement up to $1200) is available for tutoring.
- UD Library: Veterans & Military Resources
A comprehensive overview of online resources in support of those who serve/have served. Topics include Deployment & Homecoming, Education & Employment, Health & Medical Resources, History, Minority & Women Veterans, Veterans Support, Welcome Home Parades, and links to relevant articles and databases.
- Center for Counseling and Student Development: Provides programs and services designed to contribute to your personal, educational and career development.
- Office of the Dean of Students: Promotes student wellness, cultivates student engagement, and advocates for students' success.
- Office of Disability Support Services: Provides reasonable academic and housing accommodations to students with psychological, medical, ADHD/learning disabilities, and physical disabilities.
- Student Health Services: On-campus location for your health-related needs.
- Student Wellness & Health Promotion: Provides education, programs and services for students which develop personal wellness skills and address common issues such as stress management, alcohol/drug use, and sexual safety.
Jobs and Careers
- Career Services Center: Assists students with major and career choice, the graduate school application process, and the internship/job search.
- Suiting Warriors: Can provide veterans with professional attire that will help them to compete in the workforce.
- Troops to Teachers: Designed to assist separating or retiring military personnel in pursuing a rewarding second career in public education (elementary, secondary or vocational) while also facilitating employment in public schools.
- Blue Hen Veterans: Registered Student Organization (RSO) for student veterans at UD.
Connections for you and yours in the community and beyond.
- Military OneSource Transition Assistance Provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life, including transitioning into civilian life.
- Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families A comprehensive guide on navigating higher education that can help you prepare yourself for college.
- Student Veterans of America The parent organization of UD’s Blue Hen Veterans.
- Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs Helps veterans and their family members obtain benefits, working with other government agencies/civic organizations.
- Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans Provides housing and supportive services.
- Delaware Joining Forces A military and community partnership for service members, veterans, and their families. Includes a search tool for veteran-related community services in Kent, Sussex, and New Castle counties.
- Delaware 2-1-1 Provides a central resource for access to the health and human service organizations that offer support for all.
- Wilmington VA Medical Center Provides comprehensive services ranging from preventive screenings to long-term care. Wilmington VAMC serves veterans in multiple locations for convenient access to services.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) A tool to help you find the post most convenient to you.
- Share Your Experiences With Other Veteran Students Many veterans around the country are going to college. Share your experience, and learn from others.