UMGC's Office of Veterans Initiatives and Outreach helps ensure veterans receive the resources, support, and advocacy they need to succeed in transitioning after the military, earning a degree, and starting a successful civilian career.

MIL-VET Checkpoint

UMGC is introducing a digital communication and networking tool exclusively for UMGC's military and veteran community. It will provide a central place for you to get the support you need to make a successful transition to civilian life. You can access timely, relevant information about academic success and career opportunities, connect with fellow UMGC students who've served in the military, work with our military and veterans advisors, and more.

This tool is available to all transitioning military who are planning to separate within the next two years as well as veterans. To enroll in MIL-VET Checkpoint, please send your name, and contact information to

The VRC will confirm your status as a current student and enroll you into MIL-VET Checkpoint.

SALUTE Honor Society

SALUTE is a nationally recognized honor society for military and veteran students at two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. Established in 2009, SALUTE is the first national honor society for active-duty military servicemembers, National Guard members, reservists, retirees, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Visit SALUTE to learn more about becoming a member or contact with questions. Or learn more about other UMGC clubs and honor societies.

Eliminating Barriers to Success

The Office of Accessibility Services collaborates with the campus community to provide accommodations for veteran students with disabilities to ensure students are able to fully participate in all aspects of the classroom and online experience. Types of disabilities that warrant accommodations may include but are not limited to learning, physical, psychological, and/or medical disabilities. Read more about Accessibility Services.

Career Services

UMGC can help you explore job opportunities and a career for life after the military. We are committed to helping student veterans translate their education and military experience into professional success.

Career Services can support you throughout your professional life, with services and events to help you maximize your career opportunities, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and connect with our alumni network.

Library Services

Librarians are available via e-mail, phone, and instant message. For more information and to access research databases, the USMAI library catalog, and view tutorials on how to conduct research, please visit the UMGC Library online.

Tutoring and the Effective Writing Center

UMGC offers helpful resources for student veterans and their families in need of tutoring assistance. We offer tutoring through online tools and conferences in computing, math, and other select subjects.

The Effective Writing Center in the Current Students section offers a wide array of writing-related services to UMGC students. Writing improvement assistance, paper reviews, and guest lectures compose this suite of writing resources.


If you have questions, please e-mail us at