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Student Veterans Appreciation Day 2012

Why should you attend?

Your presence matters. Please attend and spend time with our students, staff, and faculty as we recognize the contributions of University student veterans, military members, and their families. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 15
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center

Event sponsors

  • One Stop Student Services, Office of Undergraduate Education
  • Student Veterans Association
  • TCF Bank
  • The Office for Student Affairs
  • Walmart

Program agenda

11:25 a.m. Prelude Minnesota Brass Quintet
11:30 a.m. Posting of colors University of Minnesota Joint Service Color Guard
11:33 a.m. National anthem Minnesota Brass Quintet
11:37 a.m. Introduction Jenni Peterson, Senior Counselor, One Stop Student Services & University Veterans Services
11:40 a.m. Welcome Luke Tajima, President, University of Minnesota Student Veterans Association
11:44 a.m. Remarks Robert McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education
11:50 a.m. Introduction of Tillman Military Scholars Robert McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education
11:55 a.m. Closing remarks Amelious Whyte, Chief of Staff, Office for Student Affairs
12:00 p.m. Luncheon Served to veterans, guests, & all participants while supplies last



Since 2007 the University of Minnesota has welcomed student veterans to the campus with a day to honor their contributions to our country.


Read about the 5th annual event, held Thursday, November 10, 2011, at McNamara Alumni Center.


Thanks to all who attended the 4th Annual Student Veterans Appreciation Day at Northrop Auditorium on Veterans Day, November 11. The 2010 event was a time for University leadership and student organizations to share their vision for the future and demonstrate appreciation for past efforts.


The 3rd annual event was held Wednesday, November 11, with an expanded program of activities, beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. in Coffman Union's Great Hall. Thanks for all who participated!


Read about the 2nd annual event, held Wednesday, November 12, 2008, in the Armory.


See photos of the first annual event, held November 13, 2007, when over 300 veterans, their families, and supporters came together to recognize student veterans at the University of Minnesota.