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Student Veteran and Servicemember Orientation Fall 2017

Saturday, Aug 12, 9 am
3972 Campus Dr College Park, MD 20742

Our orientation will be held this Saturday, August 12th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom Lounge, Room 1209, Stamp Student Union. The orientation will cover issues such as health insurance, veteran benefits, and resources on campus. Specifically, topics like the Post 9/11 GI Bill, scholarships, academic support services, recreational activities, and professional development. Lunch from Chipotle will be included as part of the orientation program so please RSVP for this event...

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New Student-Veteran Orientation Survey, Fall 2017

Thank you for attending the Veterans Orientation that was held on Saturday August 12th, 2017! We are excited to have you here at the University of Maryland and would love your involvement throughout your time with us! Please take about 15 minutes to fill out the following survey. The information that you provide in this survey will help to determine the programming/resource needs for the upcoming year, as well as adjustments to the veterans orientation in the...

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Veterans Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Saturday, Jun 10, All Day

Veterans Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Saturday, June 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM * Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting & Pool Session, Thursday June 8

Join Veteran Student Life and the Adventure Program for an introductory whitewater kayaking trip! You’ll start off learning the basics in the pool at the pre-trip meeting and you'll be running some class II rapids on the Potomac by the end of the trip. Expect to get your adrenaline pumping, learn paddling skills, and meet other veterans....

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Veteran Scholarships Application 2017

**Application Deadline Extended to Sunday May 28, 2017**

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible to apply for the University of Maryland scholarships?

Veterans, Active member service members, National Guard, reservists or family members who:

Wish to start, finish, or further their education at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Have served in active duty or reserve capacity for any branch of the U.S. Armed...

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Veterans Climb with HSC Pediatrics

Saturday, Apr 22, 10 am

Climb with HSC Pediatric Center Date: Saturday, April 22 Time: 10 AM - 12 PM Veterans will have the opportunity to give back to the local community by providing adaptive recreation opportunities to youth from HSC Pediatric Center.  Youth will be able to try their hand at adaptive climbing on the UMD wall while being supported by veterans.

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Veteran Mountain Biking

Saturday, May 6, All Day

Saturday, May 6th **Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 2nd at 8 PM** Location: Rosaryville State Park, MD Must RSVP @ Cost: Free for veteran students thanks to generous support from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Push yourself and learn new skills with us on this mountain biking trip for veterans! We will head out to Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, home to some of the best single-track mountain biking in the region. Trip leaders will...

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Family Paddle on the Potomac

Saturday, Aug 6, 9 am

Bring your family for a day of canoeing on the Potomac River.  Enjoy the view of the monuments from the water as we paddle from Columbia Island Marina to Theodore Roosevelt Island where we’ll stop for lunch.  After this break in the shade, we will head back out onto the river for a short paddle back to Columbia Island Marina.  No canoeing experience is necessary.  Transportation from campus, trip leaders, canoes, paddles, PFD's, and lunch are provided.  This program is free for veteran...

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Intro to Kyaking and White Water Trip

Saturday, Jul 30, All Day

This series of pool sessions and trips is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of whitewater kayaking and rafting.  Learn the basics of paddling and kayak rolling in the pool before heading out to the Potomac River to learn about river features and practice your skills.  Then we’ll head to the Youghiogheny River, affectionately known as the Yough, for an adventure-filled weekend of whitewater kayaking and whitewater rafting.  We’ll spend the first day whitewater kayaking on the...

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Veterans Climb at Carderock

Saturday, Jul 29, All Day
Eppley Recreation Center

Saturday July 29, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Thursday, July 27th from 7:00 - 9:00 PM Free for Veterans and their guest RSVP at Join us for a fun day of climbing at Carderock Recreation Area. This trip is suitable for all levels of climbers - no experience necessary. Equipment, transportation, and meal provided! Veterans and servicemembers of the US military may bring a friend or family member as a guest!

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Veteran Whitewater Kayaking & Rafting on the Yough (Overnight Trip)

Jun 24 - Jun 25

Veteran Whitewater Kayaking & Rafting on the Yough June 24th - 25th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM * Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting & Pool Session, Thursday June 22nd

This trip is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of whitewater kayaking andrafting. Learn the basics of paddling and kayak rolling in the pool before heading out to the Youghiogheny River, affectionately known as the Yough, for a weekend full of adventure and relaxation before the start of the semester.  We’ll...

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Maryland Day Laser Tag Hosted by VSL, TerpVets, & ROTC

Saturday, Apr 29, 11 am
3972 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20742

Maryland Day Laser Tag Hosted by Veteran Student Life Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union 3972 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20742 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages 7 and up Free Rush, shoot, and outflank your way to laser tag glory! It will be fun for everyone. Bring your family and friends for a memorable experience! And best of all it is free!

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Challenge Course: Alpine Tower

Thursday, Apr 20, 2 pm
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Bowling Series

Tuesday, Jan 26, 12 pm
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Thursday, Dec 1, 4 pm
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Veterans Reception and Football Game: UMD Vs Ohio State

Saturday, Nov 12, 10:45 am
STAMP Student Union

The reception provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our progress but more importantly, to show our gratitude to the men and women in our UMD family who have sacrificed so much. The banquet is open to Veteran Student, their familoy and friends as well as veteran alumni. Do not miss out on this wonderful event! Please RSVP below!


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Veterans Day

Friday, Nov 11, 12 pm
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Battle of the Branches

Thursday, Nov 10, 6 pm

One of our signature annual events that allows for some friendly competition between the different service branches. Food will be provided at no cost and their will be a cash bar available. Remember to RSVP and to create second teams if needed. 

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LGBTQ Lunch and Discussion

Wednesday, Nov 9, 12 pm
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Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, Nov 8, 12 pm
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Good Morning Vets

Monday, Nov 7, 9 am
Veterans Center (Cole Field House)

Come enjoy a free breakfast at the Veterans Center. Grab a bite before classes or hang out and mingle with other student veterans! 

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