VRC Virtual Orientation

Our office has scheduled a series of online GI Bill Orientation sessions this summer so that we can provide you with information on your VA education benefits and your next steps to be ready for the Fall 2020 semester. Please attend the session(s) applicable to you. Contact the meeting host prior to the event to receive the Zoom link for the orientation or to schedule an alternate session if needed.
 
 VRC ORIENTATION SCHEDULE (AS OF 5/18/2020):
 
 Date
 Tuesday 5/19
 Time
 0900
 Subject
 Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill 
 Host
 Wednesday 5/20
 0900
 0930
 1500
 MGIB
 Ch 31 Voc Rehab 
 VRC/SVA overview
 Thursday 5/21 
 0900
 Ch 35 DEA
 Friday 5/22
 0900
 KDVA Tuition Waiver 
 Monday 6/1
 0900
 1100
 Ch 31 Voc Rehab
 Ch 35 DEA
 Tuesday 6/2 
 1100
 MGIB
 Wednesday 6/3
 0900 
 1100
 1500 
 Ch 31 Voc Rehab 
 Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill  
 VRC/SVA overview 
 Thursday 6/4
 1100
 KDVA Tuition Waiver 
 Wednesday 6/10
 0900
 0930
 Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
 Ch 31 Voc Rehab
 Thursday 6/11
 0900
 MGIB
 Friday 6/12 
 0900
 Ch 35 DEA 
 Monday 6/15
 0900
 Ch 33 Voc Rehab
 Tuesday 6/16
 1100
 KDVA Tuition Waiver
 Wednesday 6/17
 0900
 1100
 1500
 Ch 31 Voc Rehab 
 Ch 35 DEA
 VRC/SVA overview
 Thursday 6/18
 1100
 Ch 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill
 Friday 6/19
 1100
 MGIB

 

 

UPDATE FROM MR. DOTSON, VRC DIRECTOR, REGARDING GI BILL & ONLINE INSTRUCTION (POSTED 3/17/2020)

You may have already received an email from the VA regarding your benefits as related to our current pandemic.  The University of Kentucky is approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education to offer online courses. Therefore, UK’s move to online teaching will not affect your GI Bill benefits in any way.   

Please note that all nonessential UK personnel are working remotely, therefore the Veterans Resource Center will remain closed until further notice.  Should you need assistance you may call (859) 257-1148 and leave a message that will be forwarded to email, or you can email directly to expedite the process:

General Questions related to admissions – Eric Haley: eric.haley@uky.edu

Certification, Benefits - Amy Southwood: amy.southwood@uky.edu

VocRehab, VA, Benefits -  Joel Andrade: joel.andrade@va.gov

Director, Anthony Dotson: anthony.dotson@uky.edu

 

Thank you for your patience and stay well.

 

 

Welcome Home Veterans!

Be sure to mark that you have 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! (If you are a student returning after a period of service, please review the Readmission Policy on our "Active Duty Military" sub-page.)

The Veterans Resource Team is made up of dedicated professionals who have an interest in your success. The Team is composed of professionals from several departments across campus, all with the common goal of hzelping our veterans accomplish their academic mission. Our mission supports the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service.

On this campus we also have a student organization for veterans; the University of Kentucky Student Veterans Association (UKSVA) membership roster contains student veterans and dependents dedicated to the advancement, education, and support of all veterans attending and working at the University. Be sure to check out the UKSVA's Student Veteran Success Checklist and reach out if you have any questions or would like to request a peer mentor.