Skip to Main Content
Veterans Academic Resource Center
VARC Office Students in Class student in Millican Hall New Doctors Students walking on campus Tutoring session
Welcome to the Veteran Academic Resource Center
Here at the VARC, we are dedicated to accommodating your needs as a student veteran.
Student Academic Resource Center
To learn about services designed to help you achieve academic success, visit the Student Academic Resource Center.
Counseling & Psychological Services
For a safe environment in which to address your personal concerns and how they affect you as a student, visit CAPS!
Career Services
For help finding the right field of study, and to learn the practical application of your major, visit Career Services.
Transfer & Transition Services
For assistance in making a seamless transition to UCF, visit the Office of Transfer and Transition Services.
Student Accessibility Services
To learn about the various ways in which UCF can accommodate students with disabilities, visit Student Accessibility Services.

Fall 2015 Certifications Begin on July 6: You may come in, mail it in, or fax it in to 407-823-5879.

Hours Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-2707
Fax 407-823-5879
Location CFE Arena Suite 100

Have a minute? Take our survey!

The Veterans Academic Resource Center, or VARC, is your one-stop solution to your needs as a student veteran. We provide offices, study space and lounge space, as well as access to a number of university offices, in one central location.

At the Veterans Academic Resource Center, our goals are to: Help you understand and ensure your access to all of the campus resources available to you; Help you succeed by providing study space and special tutoring at your convenience; Help UCF faculty and staff understand your unique needs as a student veteran; Provide you with the tools you need to stay on track and finish your degree.

Veterans Academic Resource Center is hiring for VA Work Study and VARC Peer Mentors for the Fall 2015 Semester.
Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 @ 5:34pm by Brian Pate

VA Work Study Positions Available:
Veterans and dependents, are you interested in flexible fall employment?
If you are using GI bill benefits and enrolled at least ¾ time, you are eligible for VA Work Study at the VARC!
No formal experience necessary, just a commitment to excellent customer service. You must be reliable, dependable, and a team player.
The pay rate is $8.05, non-taxable. NO evenings, NO weekends, NO holidays required!
Please complete the Workstudy Application (click on the headline above to download) and send it with a copy of your resume to:

VARC Peer Mentor Positions Available:
VARC Peer Mentoring positions are available for the Fall 2015 Semester for those UCF Student Veteran using or not using GI Bill Benefits. Peer Mentors provide Peer Advising, Academic & Social Programming, and Referrals to On and Off Campus Resources. Peer Mentors work between 10 to 15 hours/week and compensated $8.05/hour, and on-site training will be provided.
Interested in applying contact Joshua “JJ” Johnson, VARC Program Coordinator at

Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) Dining Scholarships applications are available!!
Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 @ 11:22am by Brian Pate

There will be 2 scholarships available for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. VARC Dining scholarships will cover "All access 7 Dining Meal Plans" for both Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Semesters, which is valued at $4,154.

Details of ALL ACCESS 7 Plan (Taken directly from UCF Dining Services Website)
This dining plan provides unlimited entry into '63 South and Knightro's, seven days a week. This membership also comes with ninety-six (96) additional retail items to be distributed how you see fit each semester. These retail items are, Starbucks grande latte, P.O.D. any one grab n’ go item, Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, Nathan's Famous all beef hot dog, Java City medium coffee and pastry, and Einstein Brothers bagel and schmear. Don't forget to download the free mobile ordering app Tapingo in order to redeem these items. Once selected, this plan will be added to the student's myUCF account. Payment can only be made through the website. Make sure you stop by and pick up your To-Go box and Eating Made Easy shirt from the Dining Services office located in Ferrell Commons.

Scholarship applications can be found
Deadline is Friday, August 14, 2015. If you have any questions please contact JJ Johnson at or 407-823-5874. Best of luck to all who apply!!

Download the PDF.
Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 @ 12:56pm by Brian Pate

Movie Mondays at the VARC, new veteran discounts, and lots more.

Certifications for Fall 2015
We will begin accepting Fall 2015 certifications on July 6 at 0900
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 @ 2:21pm by Brian Pate

• We will begin accepting FALL 2015 certifications on Monday, July 6 at 0900. You may come in, mail it in, or fax it in to 407-823-5879.
• PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT accept emailed certifications.
• If you fax your certification, it is your responsibility to call/email us to ensure it was received.
• The deferral deadline for Fall is Friday, August 28 at 5pm. If you come in to certify, you will be given a paper proof of deferral.

Please give us a call with any questions at 407-823-2707 or you can email us at

We are OPEN all summer long from 9am-5pm, so stop in to say hello and have some popcorn with us!