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Military Connected Students Student Life

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UC San Diego military connected students come with various life experiences. Military connected students are often transfer students (defined as students who transferred to UC San Diego from another college), have families, and have traveled the world through military duties. Military connected students tend to be protective of their military-supported financial package, focused on classes, and have a full- or part-time job and/or family. Still, with such different needs than traditional aged-college students (18-22 years old, first-time college students), military connected students will benefit from finding an on-campus community that will support their social and academic goals. The Student Veteran Resource Center is the first place military connected students should explore. The center is focused on providing relevant tools and resources to assist military connected students to integrate into the community.

Resources or Tips for Your Student

  • Seek and explore the Student Veterans Resource Center and find a community that brings your student a sense of belonging (i.e., RIMAC intramural sports, Center for Student Involvement, work on campus, etc).

  • Get to know and meet college academic advisors to stay on track of selecting classes, discuss goals, and talk about graduation requirements.

  • Visit Career Services to align courses and major/minor with career goals and learn about internships or other opportunities to enhance your educational experience.

  • Take care of yourself and pursue help, if needed, from Counseling & Psychological Services, Office for Students with Disabilities, College Students Affairs and College Academic Advising. Discuss your specific needs!

  • Do you have a spouse and children? Parent & Family Programs hosts two major programs during the year – Homecoming in October and Siblings Day in January/February.

  • Learn and find housing options (on- and off- campus) that best fits what you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273 |