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. 

UCI Veterans in the News

Two UCI veteran students, David Kok and Harwood Garland, were featured on the UCI home page on Novmeber 4th, 2015.

Veteran's Awareness Week - November 9 - 12, 2015

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Operation Gratitude for Veterans


Week of November 9th
Veteran Services Center, 3rd floor of the Student Center

This week will be the final push to collect all 1500 thank you cards to send on behalf of UCI via Operation Gratitude. Write a note to thank active duty military veterans and their families for their service. Cards and pens are provided. Cards will be available in the Veteran Services Center until Veteran's Day at G304 UCI Student Center.

UCI Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UCI Flagpoles/Admin Loop on Pereira Drive

Please join us at our annual Flag Ceremony as we honor those who have served our country. Keynote Speaker: Pastor Frank Orzio, founder of Wonded Warrior Ministires in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Viet Nam War. Guest Speakers: Operation Gratitude & Office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Light refreshments will follow in the Hillside Lounge until 2pm.

City of Irvine Veteran's Day Ceremony

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Park

The City of Irvine salutes our nation's military service members, both active duty and veterans, for their dedication, courage, accomplishments and sacrifices to protect our everyday freedoms. Please join us for a special ceremony as we honor and pay tribute to these brave men and women.

American Children Lost in the Viet Nam War

Thursday, November 12, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UCI Student Center | Emerald Bay DE

US Army Viet Nam veteran, Gil Watts, will speak on his experience of living abroad in Viet Nam and the Phillipines for 43 years.  During his time abroad he helped Ameriasians, children of US soldiers conceived during the Vietnam war, claim their right to US citizenship through Operation Homecoming. Ameriasian children were discriminated against in Viet Nam, abandoned by their mothers or orphaned due to the backlash.  He will share their story and plight which has been featured on BBC and 60 minutes in Germany.


New scholarships will be posted here when notified.

More information and other applications currently open can be found on our Scholarship Page.


Regular Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures
Wed, November 11, 2015
Thur, November 26, 2015
Fri, November 27, 2015

Quick Links

Post 9/11 GI Bill logo Link

Veterans Crisis Line 1800-273-TALK(8255) Press 1 for Veterans

PROUD PARTICIPANT Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions


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