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 consistently honored as a GI Jobs Magazine “Military Friendly School.” 
  • We are also a "Yellow Ribbon 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 veterans in all majors, with no limit.

Your Network of Support

  • You will have points of contact campus-wide with UCR’s Veterans Support Team. Made up of representatives from colleges and support departments, they meet regularly to discuss student veteran needs and develop programs to meet those needs.

  • 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.

  • We will connect you to Military/Veteran Peer Mentors, who help you transition to student life, connect you to the campus community and can be a friend when you need one. 

  • 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.

  • Connect now with current UCR student veterans on Facebook.
  • Enjoy priority enrollment to select classes on the first day of registration each quarter so that you get the classes you need.

  • Study in our new veterans’ lounge in Costo Hall and connect with other student veterans.

  • Get free tutoring and test prep at the Academic Resource Center.

  • Explore honors opportunities for an extra challenge.
  • Student life is the go-to support center for you and your dependents. They can help you with resources, referrals and more.

  • Financial Aid is here to help you with all of your educational benefits questions.

  • Through the Counseling Center, you have access to psychiatric services, free counseling and 24-hour mental health support.
  • 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.