Academic Excellence & Support ServicesAcademic Excellence & Support ServicesDivision of Student AffairsDepartment of Student ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiVeterans Programs & Services

Academic Excellence & Support Services

Veterans Programs & Services

We first want to welcome you to the University of Cincinnati and thank you for your immeasurable service to our great country.  We are extremely excited and proud to have you as a part of our Bearcat family!  Our office is a resource center for any topic relevant to the Department of Veteran Affairs and your benefits.  Along with certifying enrollment and other education related issues, we also have a large resource base for questions and/or concerns about other VA benefits.

Veterans Programs & Services is committed to providing our veterans the support and assistance you need to successfully complete your education here at UC. 

To get started, you need to file through the Department of Veterans Affairs for your education benefits. You must accomplish this very important process before taking advantage of your benefits at UC. We need your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Award Letter verifying your eligibility for VA education benefits. If you are a reservist or National Guard, you must also file through your unit to obtain your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). We cannot begin certifying you with the VA until we have received your COE and/or NOBE. If you need help in the filing process for your COE, please contact our office. For help with the NOBE, contact your unit.

Any questions that pertain to these instructions or questions regarding VA benefits, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 513-556-6811 or

Click Application for Benefits to get started.

Continuing students, click here for information.

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Upcoming Events:

Omega Delta Sigma Ohio Beta Meeting

Monday, September 8th at 6:00 p.m.

University Pavilion room 220A


Cheer Cincy

Saturday August 23rd, 5pm-7pm

Location:  Sheakly Athletic Center.  Rain Location:  450 Lindner Center

Tower of Strength, Rock of Truth, Stand First and Last for Old UC! Come out and learn all the ins and outs of being a PROUD Bearcat! You'll learn the Alma Mater, fight song, UC cheers, traditions, and much more.  Free t-shirts to the first 500 students.  Sponsored by UC Athletics, RallyCats, and Fraternity & Sorority Life.


VETSUCCESS & Omega Delta Sigma - OHB

Sunday August 24th, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Location:  TUC Atrium

Are you a student veteran and looking to meet other veterans? Come join us. Sponsored by Veteran's Programs and Services.

A Taste of Uptown

Sunday, August 24th 3pm-5pm

Location:  McMicken Commons/MainStreet

The annual Taste of Uptown event will allow students to sample some of the great food locations surrounding campus.  Grab a bite to eat and then walk down MainStreet for the Student Activities Fair! This year's event will showcase some of our 400 student organizations. Check them out and get involved! Sponsored by MainStreet and the Student Activities Board.

Sundae Funday

Sunday, August 24th 5pm-8pm

Location:  Sigma Sigma Commons

Join Fraternity & Sorority Life and Veteran's Programs and Services for a relaxing evening of fellowship and fun to cap off your Welcome Weekend experience. Come meet members of our chapters and honorary organizations while learning more about Greek life.  Enjoy games, giveaways, and music! Free ice cream while supplies last.  Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life and Veteran's Programs & Services.   

Other Community Support Events for Veterans:

Go the Extra Mile for the Vets 5K

September 6th 7:30 am - check in and packet pick-up; Run-Day Registration

9:00 am - Chip Timed 5K starts (waves of 100 will be released every 2 minutes) - Walkers will start after all runners have been released.
Chip Timed 5K Run at West Chester Towne Center, OH with a T-shirt for all participants - Walkers are welcome

Proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Veterans, and Children of Fallen Service Members


Saturday November 8, 2014

 8:30 AM  Cincinnati

Second annual DAV 5K in Cincinnati, Ohio will  be held November 8 at Sawyer Point in Downtown Cincinnati.




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