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Become the newest member of the Big Blue Nation! Be sure to mark that you have veteran status on your Application for Admission as the application fee is waived for veterans.

The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its long-standing relationship with the men and women in uniform who 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 Coliseum and, more recently, the renovation and expansion of the Veterans Resource facility on campus made possible by the Republic Bank Foundation.

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.