Military Services Center at The University of Akron


Let us be your Personal Navigator! Our mission is to provide comprehensive enrollment and referral services to you and your family. We are committed to making your transition to The University of Akron as smooth as possible.

After all, it is the least that we can do, given the sacrifices that you have made for our country.

Here are just a few things with which your Personal Navigator can help...

  • apply for admission and financial aid,
  • connecting with your academic adviser,
  • evaluating your SMART transcript,
  • exploring housing options,
  • applying for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits and/or
  • finding appropriate counseling and testing services.
Get started today! Call 330-972-7838 or write to


Veteran Students: Your Degree Your Way

We are making it easier for you to earn a degree or a certificate in high demand fields by providing more evening, weekend and online programs that fit your schedule. Learn more.

Attention current UA Veterans!

Current UA Veterans must complete several steps to receive VA educational benefits prior to each semester.

For students who serve in the military and will miss classes for short-term military leave or for military training exercises, we recommend that they contact their instructors as soon as they become aware of this so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

American Legion Post 808 opens on campus

Members of the new American Legion Post 808 at UA discuss how the post will benefit veterans and the dedication of a POW-MIA "chair of honor" during a home football game in October 2014.

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Simmons Hall 213
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
Phone: 330-972-7838

Upcoming Visit Days

UA holds visit days thoughout the year for veterans.

Learn more or sign up

Corps of Cadets

Two scholarship opportunities

Two new scholarship opportunities for veterans have been announced.

PDF icon  The Michael T. Hayes Military Veterans Textbook Fund

PDF icon  The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation
Scholarship for Veterans

American Legion profiles Post 808: 'Everybody needs a place to go'

“Veterans like to help other veterans,” said Post 808 Second Vice Commander Patricia Stofiel, a grad student and Army National Guard staff sergeant. “That’s the whole purpose of our Post 808: To make sure we’re networking with others, to make sure we’re reaching out to our community. (The tailgate event) is just something we can do to celebrate so much that we’ve accomplished: our establishment of the post, the constant activity, helping other veterans within the area. This is a way we can bring our families out and something we can do to make our group a little more close-knit.”

Full story

See earlier American Legion profile: 'An evolution for the American Legion'

UA earns 'Military Friendly' rank

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Because of its outstanding academic and support services, UA has earned its sixth "Military Friendly School" designation in six years.

U.S. Army veteran Steven Downey (right) says the honor is deserved.

“The people in the Military Services Center are so supportive," Downey says, "especially with helping veterans receive academic credit for military training and service. To sum it up in one phrase — they go above and beyond.” Read Downey's story.

During visit, state officials praise UA's veterans’ services

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State officials visited UA recently to see firsthand how the University has become a leader in providing comprehensive academic and support services to veterans as they prepare for their next careers.

Master Sgt. Mark Patterson, UA senior military instructor for Military Science (right), discusses the seamless process of earning credit for his military training and experience.

See what the state officials said about UA's services.

Virtual tour of UA's campus