UWM Veteran and Military Students

UWM is a military-friendly university. We have a diverse campus community of more than 1,000 veterans, active-duty service members and their families. Here’s why so many choose us:

  • Military Friendly ranked UW-Milwaukee as a Top 10 military-friendly school for 2022-23.
  • We’re one of only a dozen universities in the nation that offers a full range of military services and offices on campus.
  • You’ll also find support and resources that help you reach your academic and career goals.

Join a Strong Community

Campus Resources for Military & Veteran Students

Flags are placed on campus for Veterans Week
MEBO’s staff make sure that current and former military members receive their state and federal benefits on time. The benefits office is also a first stop for prospective and admitted students.
Outside view of the Military and Veterans Resource Center
Hang out in MAVRC’s quiet study room or common area with a cup of coffee. Or sign up for community activities like workout groups, rock climbing and the Armed Forces Challenge.
Dear Veteran thank you letter
UWM is the only university in Wisconsin to have a national VetSuccess counselor on campus. The VetSuccess counselor helps veterans with transitioning to civilian life to entering the job market.
Pin for military graduation
Veterans Upward Bound helps build the academic skills needed to succeed and is designed for students working toward a high school diploma. It’s also a great resource for brushing up before enrolling in college classes.

Your Education, Your Way

Academic choice

UWM offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields.


With the state’s largest online education program, UWM lets you take classes when and where you want.

Credit for military experience

The UW Flexible Option includes self-paced, competency-based degree and certificate programs that let you demonstrate what you know and get credit for your military training and experience.

Career connections

More than 1,700 companies recruit at UWM each year, offering internships and full-time jobs.

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Students walking around campus near the UWM fountain

See Campus for Yourself

Stop by the Military and Veterans Resource Center and talk to our student veterans and learn why they’re Panther Proud.