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Student Veteran Orientation

Prior to the start of each fall and spring semester, we hold several special orientation sessions for new student veterans and servicemembers. We encourage you to attend an orientation session if you are enrolling for the first time at the University of Minnesota or want to learn more about University Veterans Services. New students, in particular, have found these sessions to be helpful.

Upcoming sessions

For the spring 2017 University Veterans services will host orientation sessions on:

  • January 6, 2017: 9:00-10:00 a.m. in room 333D of Bruininks Hall
  • January 10, 2017: 2:00-3:00 p.m. in room 333D of Bruininks Hall

You will receive an email invitation from us if you indicated on your admissions application that you are a veteran or are currently serving in the U.S. Military.

At the orientation sessions, we will cover:

  • Veterans education benefits process
  • How benefits impact your financial aid eligibility
  • What veterans or military benefits might be available to you
  • University policies and procedures for registration, academic progress, student accounts, and more
  • Student resources on and off campus

Important Dates


Fri, Aug 18, 2017 Last day of instruction for 13-week summer session
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 Fall first semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 Last day to receive a 100% tuition refund for canceling full semester and first 7-week session classes