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.

News and Events


5th Annual Veteran Appreciation Dinner

5th Annual Veteran Appreciation Dinner

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Reception 5:30pm
Dinner 6:30pm

UCI Student Center
Doheny Beach Room

Irvine, CA 92697

To reserve tickets or tables, please visit the Dinner Website or contact the Veteran Services Center. Please respond by May 15, 2014. 

Service Dress or Business Attire

Please contact the Veteran Services Center if there are any questions. 


DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Apply For An Internship Position At The Veteran Services Center

Student Life & Leadership Internship Application

Looking for an internship position on-campus? The Veteran Services Center is hiring! We are looking to fill the positions of ONE Outreach Intern and THREE Peer Advisors! As long as you are a military veteran, or a military dependent receiving educational benefits, you are eligible to apply as a Peer Advisor. The Outreach Intern position is open to ALL STUDENTS, veteran preferred.

 ASK US ABOUT THESE POSITIONS! Or visit the Veteran Services Center!

 For more information and access to the application click here. 

 Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, April 25, 2014!!!!


Veterans Student Organizations Weekly Meeting

Veteran Professional Fraternity

The Veteran Professional Fraternity meets weekly 

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Please email info@veteransfraternity.org for location
(Above the Veteran Services Center)

For more information please visit the Veterans Professional Fraternity website or email info@veteransfraternity.org 

Veteran Association

The Veterans Association meets weekly 

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Humanities Hall 112 (HH 112) 

For more information please visit the Veterans Association website or email info@veteransassociationatuci.org


Research Study on OEF/OIF Veterans 

Veterans needed for study on OEF/OIF veterans with a spouse/partner. Must be in a committed relationship. Study will involve in-person interview, just one member (either veteran or spouse) will be interviewed, and questionnaire, evaluating family readjustment of male and female veterans post-deployment. The interviews are conducted anonymously and confidentially. 

$50 Compensation per participant.

Please direct all questions to Kelly Blake at kblake1@uci.edu


Summer Session Enrollment Forms 

The Veteran Services Center will not be accepting Quarterly Course Enrollment Forms for Summer Session until May 1st.


2014 UCI Summer Session 

Summer 2014

For Summer Session 2014, Summer Session will be offering a full-time fee incentive program for all current and incoming UC students*. Students will need to pay for up to only 8 units in per unit course fees.

For example, a current UCI undergraduate student enrolling on time in 12 units of coursework will pay $2,168 in course fees ($271/unit x 8 units), a mandatory $150 campus fee, plus any applicable course materials fees.

2014 course preview now available here.

Online courses available! Make progress toward your degree, even if you're not on campus. Learn more.

*Please note that the full-time fee incentive program does not apply to visiting non-UC students, to special programs charging a program fee in lieu of course fees, and any courses with other applicable discounts (such as independent study courses). Fees other than course fees will be charged according to the appropriate deadlines and policies for enrollments beyond 8 units. Course fees are pending final approval by the Regents of the University of California and are subject to change at any time for all campuses, including UC Irvine.

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game 

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Gates Open: 11:30 AM
First Pitch 1:00 PM
Youth Athletic Park, Mission Viejo, CA

The volunteer group, Red, White & Blue Warriors is hosting The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game in Mission Viejo. They are a nationally touring group of disabled US Veterans that play civic organizations around the US to raise awareness and donations to support the team and the development of a Kids Summer Camp for children amputees started by the wounded warriors. The Wounded Warriors will be playing two games. The first against the Orange County First Responders and the second against The Sports All-Stars. Download a copy of the flyer here or visit the event page.


Cal Vets Campus Visit 

CalVet Office Hours
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Veteran Services Center

If you have any questions regarding education, benefits, financial assistance housing, jobs, healthcare, etc, please drop by the Veteran Services Center to speak with a representative from Cal Vets. Please bring a copy of DD214 and additional pertinent Info. Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one here.


NEW Online GI Bill Comparison Tool Available 

February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. Read more...

The GI Bill Comparison Tool can be found at: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison

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NEW Vet Net Allies Bookmarks

The Veteran Services Center has new VetNet Allies Bookmarks. Download a copy here or pick one up at the Veteran Services Center.


UCOP Veteran Advisory Board

UCOP Veteran Advisory Board

UC President Janet Napalanto recently created a Veteran Advisory Board after meeting with veterans from each UC campus. Read more about it here.

UCI student Jessica Garcia will be the representative for the veteran population at UCI. Read her message to the veteran population below.

Dear Veteran Students,

I am writing not only as a veteran student myself but as your veteran representative to the office of the UC President Janet Napolitano. It is an honor to represent our campus and to give UCI veterans a voice on the Veteran Advisory Board. As a member of the advisory board my responsibilities are to address any barriers that veteran students might have to education while attending a UC campus. I need your help, if you want change for our campus and other UC campuses I need to hear your ideas and opinions so I can better serve you.

Please feel free to contact me.


Jessica Garcia
(714) 679-6078 

Smoke-Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014 

Smoke Free

The University of California will be smoke-free effective January 1, 2014 including on-campus housing communities. For information about the UC Irvine implementation of this all UC policy, please click here.

If you are ready to be tobacco free please contact the Veteran Services Center. We can provide you with information for free Cessation Services and free Nicotine Patches. Please note we can only provide you with the information to contact organizations that can help. The VSC does not actually provided the product or services.

For a list of UCI Smoking Cessation Programs, information, and upcoming events please click here. The UC Irvine Health Education Center will provide printed resources and other cessation information for students affected by this policy.


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

Closed on Memorial Day
Monday, May 26, 2014 

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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