Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Students: Monthly Call-in Verification Requirement Coming Friday, December 17, 2021

Beginning Friday, December 17, 2021, students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Educational Benefits will be required to verify their enrollment. The VA Educational Office will be sending communications to you in the coming months, be on the lookout for more information.

Please visit the Verification of Enrollment webpage for information about the new requirement.

Veterans Month – November 2021


Every November the Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC), UCF’s Community Veterans History Project, Air Force and Army ROTCs celebrates UCF Veterans’ Month!  Below are a current listing of events dedicated to educate and honor our UCF Student Veterans!

  • VARC on Location at Market Day Wednesdays!

    • October 27, November 3, and November 10: Between the Student Union and JT Washington Center
    • VARC Peer Mentors will be there to answer general questions and interact with you
    • Possible “free” swag for student veterans’
    • For more information contact our Peer Mentors Swan or Deaja at VARCPeerMentor@ucf.edu  
  • Veteran Voices

    • Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: VARC Lobby
    • The VARC wants to hear from you!  We want to know how we can improve our services!
    • For more information contact JJ at Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu
  • UCF Student Veterans Flag Week

    • Monday, November 8 through Friday, November 12:  Memory Mall (Section A)
    • The VARC with the assistance of Army and Air Force ROTC will plant over 1400 American Flags
    • Each flag represents the number of student veterans attending UCF for the Fall 2021 Semester
    • For more information contact JJ at Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu
  • Salute at the Veterans Commemoration Site

    • Tuesday, November 9, 2021: 9:30 a.m.
    • The Veterans History Project in collaboration with the Air Force ROTC and VARC will host a 30-minute salute to Veterans in honor of Veterans Day
    • The event will include the flag raising, playing of taps and a brief commentary in support of veterans/student veterans
    • For more information contact JJ at Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu
  • Central Florida Veteran K”night”

    • Monday, November 15, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:  VARC Lobby
    • The VARC will host members from Central Florida Veterans Service Organization and other university administration for a K”night” of networking and interaction
    • Snack and refreshments will be served
    • For more information contact JJ at Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu
  • Veteran Knights Meeting

    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: VARC Lobby
    • Student-run organization working to building camaraderie and connect Student Veterans with resources within the University and surrounding community
    • Gather to discuss student veteran issues and challenges, engage in community service projects, and social outings
    • No Dues to Join!
    • For more information, contact Matt at Matt.Winstel@ucf.edu
  • UCF Football: Military Appreciation Game

    • Saturday, November 20, 2021, TBA: UCF Bounce House Stadium
    • Come watch the Knights as they take on UCONN
    • More details coming regarding military and veteran appreciation events during the game
    • VARC Point of Contact:  Danielle Weakley, VARC Peer Mentor – VARC31@ucf.edu
    • Check the VARC’s webpage for up-to-date information
  • Veterans Academic Resource Center’s Veterans Graduation Recognition Ceremony

    • Wednesday, December 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: UCF Global, Room 101
    • Honoring our Fall 2021 Student Veteran Graduates
    • Graduates who attend will be presented with UCF Student Veterans’ Graduation Stole and VARC Challenge Coin
    • Keynote Speaker: Patricia Murphy (Air Force Veteran), President and CEO at Marketing Smarty Pants
    • To RSVP: Fall 2021 Graduation Reception RVSP Link
  • College of Arts and Humanities Veterans Month Activities, click here.