A Military-Friendly Campus, Not Just a Center

  • UCR has a reputation for being one of the best universities for veterans pursuing a four-year degree.
  • We are honored to be a G.I. Jobs Magazine Military Friendly School.
  • We are also a Yellow Ribbon Program campus (great for those considered out-of-state due to service). That means that UCR and the VA provide funds to cover all nonresident supplemental tuition and fees for eligible students in all majors, with no limit.

Your Network of Support

  • Take a break, study or visit with friends in the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), which is located in Bannockburn H-108. Includes refreshments and comfy chairs with footrests. The VRC will also connect you to peer mentors, who will help you transition to student life and connect you to the campus community. For more information, contact or (951) 827-2099.
  • The Career Center can pair you with staff and faculty veteran mentors. Human Resources also helps qualified student veterans find campus employment after graduation.

  • The Student Veterans Organization will provide you and your family with guidance and support as you navigate UCR.

  • The Veterans, Military and Families Group hosts community events such as the July 4th Founders Day Front Row Fireworks, the Riverside Area Veterans Expo and the Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on campus.
  • Our Housing office can help you find a military roommate (if desired) and will work with you if your GI Bill payment is late.

How to Apply 

Before you apply, contact an admissions counselor! Using your transcripts, they can determine if you should apply now or need additional course work, and whether you should apply as a first-year or transfer student.

Start early! Give yourself plenty of time to gather your information before the November 30 application deadline! Connect with us. We can help!

All applications are due November 30! Applications are only accepted in November for a start date the following fall. Students are not admitted mid-year.