UCSC Veterans

13 Jun 2014


As stated.  Congratulations to our newly minted Veteran Graduates!  It’s sad to see you all depart but I’m sure you're all off to even greater things.  For our continuing vets, FINALS ARE FINALLY OVER!  Have a great summer vacation and have fun out there!  Remember stay safe and always bring a liberty buddy.  Okay maybe not a liberty buddy but I’m sure you all know the gist.  For our incoming veterans, we look forward to see you all here in the fall!  If you want information on the campus or even possibly a tour during the summer, let us know!  For good contacts during the summer, I am available at ckempis@ucsc.edu and our awesome Ms. Claudia Parish (Our veteran S.T.A.R.S Rep.) is available at cparrish@ucsc.edu.

Have a great summer everyone!



  • 21 May 2014


    Hey everyone!  As the title suggests, dont forget to complete and submit your VA Enrollment Form and Notification of Requirements and VA Enrollment Verification Forms.  At the begining of the school year, every student is required to fill out and submit a VA Enrollment Form and Notification of Requirements.  This enables the school to submit your quarterly updated VA Enrollment Verification Forms for your classes.  Remember, full time status for a quarter is considered 12 units or roughly two 5 unit classes with one 2 unit lab attached.  

    Lastly from our Veteran's benefits office,

    "If you want your first check in advance of fall quarter, please check the appropriate box on the VA Enrollment Form and Notification of Requirements.  Advance Payment if not an option if you receive benefits for summer school or are receiving the Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill.  Your fall disbursement for the months of September and October will be mailed to our office in August.  You will be notified at your UCSC email account when the check arrives so you can pick up your check.  If you select this option, you will not receive another check/EFT payment until December, so please budget accordingly.  If requesting Advance Payment, you must notify UCSC Veterans Services prior to August 1, be enrolled for fall classes, and submit all required forms"

    All required forms are on our Veterans Certifying Office page for both undergraduate and graduate students.  If you need further assistance concerning your benefits please contact our Veteran's Certifying Official at email:  vets_benefits@ucsc.edu



  • 15 May 2014 


    Congratulations to everyone who have been adwarded admission into UCSC!  We're looking forward to seeing you all here on our great campus.  If you're looking for veteran and transfer student support, the folks over at our STARS office and within our Veterans Lounge are more than happy to assist you on your transition here.  Both buildings are located next to each other within kresge college.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 831-459-1520.

    Again, welcome aboard everyone!  We look forward to seeing you on campus!



  • 15 March 2012

    The Silver Slug Scholarship

    Student veterans were in the spotlight during the UCSC Retirees Association Soup Social, held March 6 at the Arboretum. Twelve scholarships of $500 each were awarded to current UCSC students who have served in the US military.