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Veterans Services


The Veterans Services staff is your primary point of contact for any military- or veteran-related issues, concerns, or questions you may have. We're located in Nelson Hall, Room 123.

Mission Statement

Guided by the knowledge that Veterans offer a unique academic and social quality to the University of Denver, the Veterans Services Office vision and mission is to support our Veterans through exceptional programming. Veterans Services supports all levels of Student Veterans attending the University of Denver, starting with the admissions process and extending through Alumni Relations. This duty encompasses all Active Duty Service Members, Reserve Components, and dependents.

Why The University of Denver is Right for You

Choosing the right college and academic program is critical to your success both on campus and into your career.  Explore the benefits of a University of Denver education with our admissions team and then Veteran Services is here to help make it happen.

  • Pre-admission appointments for college planning
  • Average class sizes: 20 students
  • Average student to faculty ratio: 11 to 1
  • The University of Denver family includes approximately 300 military and veteran students and an additional 100 military spouses and dependents.

Join an Active and Growing Student Veteran Community

We have a strong Student Veterans Association with active ties to the national Student Veterans of America, the SALUTE veterans’ honor society, and many valuable connections to the greater Colorado community

Services Offered

  • Comprehensive GI Bill and Military Assistance Counseling for current and incoming students
  • Connection  to on-campus and off-campus resources for veterans and their families
  • Transition and student engagement assistance
  • Professional development 
  • Employment search assistance

Speak To Us About The Many Different Ways to Pay for College

The GI Bill is a fundamental part of paying for college for many of our students, but there are other resources and options we strongly encourage every student to explore. Please contact us to discuss how the VA annual tuition cap may be supplemented with Federal financial aid, scholarships, and awards from our academic departments. Please see our Student Veteran Checklist to the right to begin taking advantage of these options.

Make an appointment today!

Schedule an in person appointment.

Schedule a phone appointment.


Yellow Ribbon Increase

On Veterans Day 2016, Chancellor Chopp announced an increase in Yellow Ribbon support for eligible student veterans starting in the Fall of 2017. This increased funding will help student veterans achieve their academic goals at DU by assisting with the financial burden of higher education. Please see the Newsroom articles for more information and to view the video of Chancellor Chopp's announcement.

U.S. News and World Report College Ranking

US News has ranked the University of Denver number 86 in the top 100 universities in the United States. It also ranked the University of Denver number 53 among universities and colleges in the nation for veterans. We are proud of this achievement and we will continue to strive for improvement and support our student veterans' success.

Here is a brief description of U.S. News evaluation criteria: U.S. News.

Please see the DU News Room for more: DU News Room.

DU Clarion Article 

Connor Davis penned a wonderful article entitled Memory wall humbles DU, describing the DU Memorial Wall event on 9/25/2015.

Student Veterans Volunteer in the Denver Community

DU student veterans Halden Kaneb, Jared Kahler, Kim Koessel, Scott Johnson and Dave Adams are giving back as volunteer mentors to fellow veterans in the criminal justice system. They attended a two day training course sponsored by Justice for Vets where they were educated on the “Problem Solving Court” model.

These students will serve as mentors supporting veterans through the court and VA system and serve as advocates and allies. Since the program’s inception there has been a 98% success rate. The University of Denver is proud of their volunteerism and their commitment to the Denver community.  

Get Involved

Statement of Understanding

You are responsible for notifying the School Certifying Official at the University of Denver (Liza Ramirez, 303-871-4878, email) within 72 hours if any of the following changes are made:

  • Increase or decrease in hours
  • Withdrawal from class
  • Complete withdrawal from the University
  • Change of Address
  • Incompletes received instead of grades

A reduction in your course load may result in a retroactive reduction in benefits and a debt to the VA. You will be responsible for paying back any and all debts to the Veteran's Administration if an overpayment is made.