UWM Veteran and Military Students

As a military-friendly university, UWM is proud of our dynamic and diverse campus community of more than 1,000 veterans, active-duty service members and their families. When you join that community, you’ll be immediately supported with the resources you need to reach your academic and career goals. Thank you for giving your time and talents in service to our country.

Be Part of a Community

More veterans enroll at UWM than at any other university in Wisconsin, which means you’ll find fellow classmates who understand and relate to your past experiences, current needs, and hopes for the future. Plus, there are year-round events specifically for our military students. Dance the night away at the Military and Veterans Ball, compete in the Armed Forces Challenge and celebrate your peers at the military and veterans graduation ceremony.

Resources for Success

You don’t have to go it alone at UWM. Whether you need one-on-one tutoring, career coaching or help understanding military education benefits, we’ve got you covered.

Flags are placed on campus for Veterans Week
MEBO’s dedicated staff ensure that current and former members of the military receive their state and federal benefits on time to keep their graduation plans on track. The benefits office also serves as a first stop for prospective and newly admitted students.
Outside view of the Military and Veterans Resource Center
MAVRC has a quiet study room and common area with TVs. Hang out, grab a cup of coffee and sign up for veteran-specific recreational 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 vocational rehabilitation counselor assists veterans with everything from their initial transition to civilian life to preparation for entering the labor market.
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Veterans Upward Bound helps build the skills needed to excel in an academic environment. Designed for students working toward a high school diploma, it’s also a great resource for others looking to brush up before enrolling in college classes.

Your Education, Your Way

A great education isn’t one-size-fits-all. At UWM, build the program that you want with:

Academic choice

UWM offers nearly 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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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.