The Office of Military and Veteran Services will host several orientation opportunities for new military-connected students in August 2018. The purpose of these orientations is for students and family members to learn more about life and resources on campus and the services the Office of Military and Veteran Services provides to our military-connected students, which includes veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers, military spouses and dependent children, surviving spouses and children, and Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets.

These orientations will also allow students and family members to ask questions about military and veteran educational benefits and to learn how students can connect with other military-connected students on campus. The first day of the Fall semester is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Student Veteran Orientation

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:30 am – 1 pm, with an optional tour of key areas from 1-2 pm
Location to be determined

Intended audience: Incoming graduate and professional student veterans, spouses and partners (undergraduate students welcome)

This ½-day orientation will allow students to interact with one another while learning about key areas on campus, including the Office of Military and Veteran Services, VA School Certifying Officials, student veteran associations and key campus resources. There will be a financial capability and asset building module and an optional tour of key areas on campus. This orientation will provide an opportunity to collect students’ military documentation (DD214 or other form) and to verify their military/veteran status.

RSVP using the form below.

Military and Veteran Services Participation – Bear Beginnings Undergraduate Student Orientation

Friday, August 24, 2018
Parent and Family Resource Fair Table: 1-2:30 pm, Holmes Lounge
Open House: 3-5 pm, Umrath Hall, Room 121

Intended audience: Incoming undergraduate students, parents and family members

The Office of Military and Veteran Services will participate in WashU’s undergraduate orientation on Friday, August 24th, including the Parent and Family Resource Fair from 1-2:30 pm and an open house from 3-5 pm in Umrath 121. We will also be available the entire day on Thursday and Friday, August 23rd and 24th for student and parent questions. No RSVP required.

Military and Veteran Services Back to School BBQ, Mini Orientation & Open House

First week of school (week of August 27th)
Date, time, location to be determined

This will be a large event open to military-connected students, family members, and faculty and staff supporters. The mini orientation will be scheduled in the afternoon for 1 hour prior to the start of the BBQ and open house. The open house will consist of veteran service organizations and community service providers, such as the VA (Transition Care Management, Mental Health Services), VFW, American Legion, DAV, Vet Center, and others. WUVets will run the BBQ and will use this opportunity to attract and recruit new members. Faculty and staff supporters, including members of the Military and Veteran Advisory Council, will be invited to participate. This will be a chance for students to meet and interact with individuals across campus and in the community. RSVPs will be required for catering head count purposes. RSVP details forthcoming.

Student Veteran Orientation RSVP Form

August 17, 2018

Student Veteran Orientation RSVP