Support is available, 24/7: Contact the Veteran Crisis Line and many more general and veteran-specific resources in the Iowa City area

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Chat with the IVETS team on Zoom!

Available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

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A message from UI leaders about the recent protests

Being connected to the United States military is one of many identities our students hold. The IVETS team is committed to providing programming and opportunities that explore and honor your unique position and experiences. 

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IOWA is home to more than 2,400 veterans, dependents, and active duty military members and is a 2019 - 20 Military Friendly School.  

About Us

 

Military Friendly School 2019-20
       Military Friendly           School, 2019-2020

Have a question? Looking for help? Wondering where we are on campus? Full list of campus contacts below.

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Students, Faculty, and Staff

Veteran Law Student

Current Students

Resources, benefits, and more!

If you are currently a student Veteran or military-connected student at IOWA there are many benefits and resources on and near campus available for you! 

Current Student Info

 

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Future Students

Thinking about joining the Hawkeye family? Are you, your spouse, or a parent a current or former member of the military?

See why IOWA might be right for you!

Future Student Info

 

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Faculty and Staff

Working with students in the Veteran and Military Community? Are you a Veteran working or teaching at IOWA?

IOWA has information, and resources available for Faculty and Staff members working with IOWA Veterans and Military Community members. 

Faculty and Staff Info

Our Offices

Air Force ROTC Formation

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Welcome to the University of Iowa Air Force ROTC Detachment 255!

We are here to train, develop, and prepare cadets for their role in the United States Air Force.  At Det. 255 we balance everyday College Life with ROTC training.

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Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

How do student benefit from the Army ROTC?

Our cadets enjoy a full range of Army training and social experiences; including color guard activities at home football games, Ranger Challenge Team, the annual Military Dining-out, and our Homecoming activities – just to name a few.

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Iowa Veteran Education, Transition, and Support

IVETS

IVETS combines the former Military Veteran Student Services and Veteran Education Transition Support units as one team!

Learn more about IVETS

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University of Iowa Veterans Association

UIVA

The UIVA is a student organization geared toward providing opportunities for Veterans, Guard, and Reservists, as well as spouses and dependents that attend the University of Iowa.

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Featured News

Congratulations, graduates!

Examining the Value of Virtual Care for Our Veterans

Too many veterans struggle with mental health issues, and too many commit suicide. Iowa doctoral student Priyanka Vakkalanka is studying how telehealth can help some of them, especially those in rural areas.

Iowa Nebraska Ruck March 2019

B1G Football | Nebraska & Iowa Ruck March

Iowa City, IA ➡️ Lincoln, NE. Ahead of yesterday's Heroes Game, student veteran organizations from @uiowa and @UNLincoln rucked the game ball 𝟯𝟮𝟮 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀 in support of Veteran suicide awareness. 🙏🇺🇸 The annual march featured nearly 200 volunteers and spanned 10 days.

Posted by Big Ten Network on Saturday, November 30, 2019
Iowa Nebraska Ruck March

Ahead of yesterday's Heroes Game, student veteran organizations from @uiowa and @UNLincoln rucked the game ball 𝟯𝟮𝟮 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀 in support of Veteran suicide awareness. 🙏🇺🇸

The annual march featured nearly 200 volunteers and spanned 10 days.

Veteran and Military Community Events

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[ID: Flier for I-SERVE's Women Veterans Solidarity Event. Flier reads: Keynote Speaker: Alicia Dill. Alicia Dill served in the National Guard for 6 years and authored the fictional novel, Squared Away. Alicia received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Iowa. To this day, Alicia remains involved with service members worldwide and uses her experiences to promote engagement within communities. Resilience and Hope: Navigating Challenges through Shared Experiences. Event Details: Alicia will share her story and describe how as a female veteran she navigates a world where little is known or understood about military service. Attendees will be provided a supportive platform to "Tell our stories, share our experiences, as female veterans." This open dialogue will lay the foundation for future support, resilience, and advocacy. Date: July 17, 2020. Time, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Location: Virtual Zoom. RSVP: By July 1, 2020 via email to iserve@uiowa.edu. Register early! First 15 registrants receive an autographed copy of Squared Away.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Laura Boddicker in advance at laura-boddicker@uiowa.edu.]

Veteran and Military Community Events

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 6, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 13, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 20, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, July 27, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome

[CANCELED] UIVA Weekly Meeting

Monday, August 3, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Weekly meeting to discuss ongoing business with the Veterans Association. All are welcome