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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Vet Center


The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus's veteran center provides a multitude of services to their veterans and military students.

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) on the UWM campus is designed to help qualified military veterans become college-ready and enroll in a postsecondary school (university, community college, and vocational/technical programs).  VUB provides basic skills instruction and educational and career advising to enable veterans to achieve their academic goals.  Those veterans without a high school diploma can take the basic skills classes to prepare to take the GED exam.

The Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) program is a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative that places an experienced veterans counselor right on university campuses with large military and veteran student populations. UWM is the only university in the state with this program.

**See the full list of military assistance services at the bottom of this article.

History of the MAVRC 

Opened in November of 2012, the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) works to address the challenges faced by current and former service members and contribute towards 100% of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s (UWM) student veterans earning their college degree, and completing successful transitions into the civilian workplace.

History of the UWM SVA Chapter 

In 2012, two graduate students, both veterans, came together to establish UW-Milwaukee’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter. In three months time, more than 50 students had signed up to become members of the organization. Since that time, the SVA has been recognized each year as one of the top student organizations at UWM, and in 2014, was selected as the number one student organization on campus.