• Joining forces for student veterans, the UK College of Engineering and the Veterans Resource Center join Lockheed Martin to honor three students with $1,000 scholarships. Joining forces for student veterans, the UK College of Engineering and the Veterans Resource Center join Lockheed Martin to honor three students with $1,000 scholarships
  • Lockheed Martin scholarship winners Lockheed Martin scholarship winners
  • Engineering Student Veterans (L-R) Shawn Tarr, George Villanueva and Benjamin Stewart with the Director of the VRC, Tony Dotson. Engineering Student Veterans (L-R) Shawn Tarr, George Villanueva and Benjamin Stewart with the Director of the VRC, Tony Dotson
  • Photo taken of PC Jack  Athenas and SGT Matthew Stenger at Camp Dyer, FOB Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan wilth 'K' flag that the troops had made by local craftsmen, US Army US Army SPC Jack Athenas and SGT Matthew Stenger at Camp Dyer, FOB Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan with 'K' flag that the troops had made by local craftsmen
  • Photo taken at Asadabad in Northeastern Afghanistan by Nathan Noble, USMC The University of Kentucky has joined forces with Military One Source to assist military spouses looking to further their education or complete their degree.
  • Photo taken at Asadabad in Northeastern Afghanistan by Nathan Noble, USMC Photo taken at Asadabad in Northeastern Afghanistan by Nathan Noble, USMC
  • UK students and veterans at Military Appreciation Football Game UK students and veterans at Military Appreciation Football Game at Commonwealth Stadium, October 24, 2009
  • UK students and veterans at Military Appreciation Football Game UK students and veterans at Military Appreciation Football Game at Commonwealth Stadium, October 24, 2009
  • UK Wildcat Mascot at Military Appreciation Football Game UK Wildcat Mascot at Military Appreciation Football Game at Commonwealth Stadium, October 24, 2009
  • UK item sent to Kentucky soldiers in Iraq UK item sent to Kentucky soldiers in Iraq
  • UK item sent to a Kentucky soldier in Iraq UK item sent to a Kentucky soldier in Iraq
  • UK item sent to a Kentucky soldier in Iraq UK item sent to a Kentucky soldier in Iraq. He is showing his UK bag to children.
  • Flags of the United States of America and the University of Kentucky flying together in Afghanistan Flags of the United States of America and the University of Kentucky flying together in Afghanistan
  • Flags of the United States of America and the University of Kentucky flying together in Afghanistan Flags of the United States of America and the University of Kentucky flying together in Afghanistan.
  • US Marine Corps Reserve, Military Police Company A, Lexington KY in Al Waleed, Iraq US Marine Corps Reserve, Military Police Company A in Al Waleed, Iraq. Left to Right Matt Spalding, UK Soph in Ag Econ; Derek Clark, UK Senior in Communications; Kyle Sherer, UK Freshman in Biology and BCTC; Noah Melgar, UK junior in Econ; James Medley, UK senior in Accounting
  • Golden Knight of the US Army Parachute Team over UK's Commonwealth Football Stadium The crowd at UK's Commonwealth stadium cheers a Golden Knight of the US Army Parachute Team as he prepares to land on UK's football field.
  • The Golden Knights of the US Army Parachute Team have just landed on UK's football field The Golden Knights of the US Army Parachute Team have just landed on UK's football field.
  • Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses UK's 2008 Commencement.
  • Flags and ROTC cadets at a 9/11 Vigil If you are a veteran on the staff or faculty at UK, we want to ensure that you receive the benefits you have earned and that you are fully engaged with the student veterans on campus.
  • Flags at a 9/11 Vigil UK welcomes all veterans and their families to the campus. This Web site will inform you about the broad range of programs available for your academic career. YOU ARE NOW A WILDCAT!
  • ROTC cadets running for the MIAs and POWs From its founding as a Land Grant University in 1865, charged with teaching agriculture, mechanics, and military tactics, to its continuing production of officers for the Army and Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, UK has consistently contributed to the defense of freedom.
  • American Flag covering the football field at Commonwealth Stadium to honor the military The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its longstanding relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country.
  • Students sitting on the grass on campus If you are a veteran enrolling in college for the first time, we want to make that transition as easy as possible. If you are on active duty and working towards your degree, we want to help you accomplish that mission.

The University of Kentucky has been ranked 7th on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2011 for 4-Year Institutions.

Welcome Home Veterans

Be sure to note your veteran status on your Application for Admission. The application fee is waived for our veterans.

The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. From its founding as a Land Grant University in 1865, charged with teaching agriculture, mechanics, and military tactics, to its continuing production of leaders for the Army and Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, UK has consistently contributed to the defense of freedom. It has also consistently honored its veterans through such notable campus landmarks as the iconic Memorial Hall and Memorial Coliseum.

The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible. Whether you are entering college for the first time, transferring from another school, or returning after a deployment, the Wildcat community welcomes you home.

The Veterans Resource Center is located in 124 Funkhouser Building across the hall from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

The Veterans Resource Team is made up of dedicated professionals who have an interest in your success. The Team is comprised of professionals from several departments across campus, all with the common goal of helping our veterans accomplish their academic mission.

In addition, UK has two student organizations dedicated to the service of our active military and veteran populations:

  • The University of Kentucky Student Veterans Association (UKSVA) is comprised of student veterans dedicated to the recruitment, education, and support of all veterans attending the University.
  • Honoring Our Military Everywhere (HOME) is a student organization that supports our troops both at home and abroad.

The University of Kentucky also proudly hosts two stellar Reserve Officer Training programs that continue to produce quality leadership for the Army and Air Force.

Higher Education Survey

Higher Education Survey for military members, veterans and their families. Chance to win an iPod Shuffle, iPad Mini and an iPad.

Military-Extension Adventure Camps

Military service member parents and their teenage children (ages 14-18) are invited to attend FREE and exciting adventure camps together to be held throughout 2013 and 2014. Click here for more information.

Eastern Kentucky Veterans' Expo

Serving those who served. June 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boyd County Middle School, 1226 Summit Road, Ashland, KY. Click here for more information.

Kentucky Women Veterans Resource Fair

Free to all women veterans, family and friends. June 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National College, Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509. Click here for more information.

Combat to Kentucky

I want to encourage all of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to participate in UK's Combat to Kentucky oral history project. This project has proven to be more than just recording history for history's sake. It is helping to close the gap between those who have served and those who have not. Schedule your interview today and see just what I'm talking about. For more information, visit: www.c2ky.org

WARNING: Some Web sites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the UK's Veterans Resource Center. The UK's Veterans Resource Center does not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.

 
The US Air Force logo as a link to the US Air Force homepage.
The US Army logo as a link to the US Army homepage.
The US Marines logo as a link to the US Marines homepage.
The US Coast Guard logo as a link to the US Coast Guard homepage.
The US National Guard logo as a link to the US National Guard homepage.