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More than half of University of Maryland University College's 90,000+ students are active-duty military servicemembers (or their family members), veterans, and reservists. As the military downsizes and an increasing number of students transition from active duty, UMUC is dedicated to supporting the unique needs of veterans and their families as they reenter civilian life and pursue their educational goals.

UMUC's emphasis on serving vets has not gone unnoticed, and the university was ranked #1 in the 2015 Military Times "Best for Vets: Colleges" ranking. The influential publication evaluated education programs, activities, and support services for military veterans and their families to determine the ranking.

What: Grand Opening of the UMUC Student Veterans Lounge

When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Where:    Academic Center in Largo 1616 McCormick Drive Largo, MD 20774


The Student Veterans Lounge has been established to serve the needs of UMUC's veteran student population by providing an environment where they can find camaraderie among their peers and receive mutual support as they pursue their academic objectives.

The lounge offers computers and Internet access along with a variety of resources to assist veterans, servicemembers, and their families during their post-military transition as well as information and support for informed decision making. The lounge also hosts the Veterans Resource Center, an online resource tool to help veterans and transitioning servicemembers and their families.