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At Rutgers, we respect and admire your commitment to serving our country. We're honored that you're here with us, and we want you to feel welcome and supported when you step onto Rutgers' campuses.

We hope you'll participate in our orientation sessions, mentoring programs, and student and alumni organizations to help you get the most out of your Rutgers experience.

Rutgers campuses hold orientation events that include programs to welcome veterans to our university. Please come, meet other vets, share experiences, network, and be a part of a great community. Learn about programs, services, and student organizations that support people with military experience.


Get advice and guidance from friendly folks who know both life in the military and life at Rutgers. Rutgers faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who are veterans or military family members have volunteered to help you during your time at Rutgers. Meet a few Rutgers mentors. Then tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll match you with someone who can show you the ropes.


Hundreds of current Rutgers students have a military background. Read the stories of a few of those veterans and get their advice to newcomers.


At Rutgers, you're not alone. There are hundreds of other students here who share your background in the service. Meet them they're great people ready to introduce you to Rutgers.

Be sure to take advantage of your time here to follow your interests or delve into new pursuits. Whether it's the Debate Union or the Tap Troupe, there's plenty of club options to explore. Check out Rutgers' clubs and organizations you'll probably find something that grabs your attention.

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The friendships and support you find during your time at Rutgers endure even after you move to the next phase of your life. Stay connected and strengthen those ties through alumni events and activities and consider joining the newly chartered Veteran Alumni of Rutgers University.