Student veteran in class

So you’ve done it: endured basic training, persevered through immense challenges, saw the world, and served our country. Now you’re thinking—what’s next? You’ve got the GI Bill and you know you’ve always wanted to go back to school. We’re here to help.

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolls more than 750 veterans using GI Bill benefits, and is home to 1,000-plus veterans spread across our faculty, students and staff. The city of Boulder with its high quality of living, access to the outdoors and proximity to the fastest growing metro area in the country (Denver) is a premier destination. Likewise, the strength of our academic and research programs, which have collectively garnered CU Boulder recognition as one of the top 50 global universities, attract students from 90 different countries and all 50 states.

The dedicated staff of the Office of Admissions will assist you in launching your next career. We understand that that many people come out of the service better and more disciplined students than when they entered. As such, we value the diversity and experience veterans bring to our classrooms. Whether you are looking to go from enlisted to officer through one of CU Boulder’s ROTC programs or are seeking to start a new civilian career, we are committed to serving those who have served us and will help you every step of the way.

Once on campus, the Office of Veteran Services works with students transitioning from life in the service to life on campus. Veteran Services provides tailored academic advising, tutoring and educational benefit management programs to ensure that you get the most out of your time at CU Boulder. The Office’s community of campus partners ensures that every veteran has access to the services they need to succeed. Additionally, the Office of Veteran Services serves as a hub for our student veteran organization which provides a strong supportive community for our former service members. By partnering with CU Boulder Career Services, our Office of Veteran Services focuses, too, on the transition of students from CU Boulder to the citizen workforce. Capt. Rex Laceby (Ret., USMC), now with CU Boulder Career Services, works with hundreds of veterans each year as they look to move into the workforce.

Every year the Office of Admissions hosts a Military Student Day program where active duty personnel, veterans and their family members can gain insights into the opportunities available for them at CU Boulder. This year, we invite you to join us for our annual Military Student Day on Friday, March 2. In the meantime, feel free to check out our FAQ and contact your admission counselor for more information.


Jack Kroll

Jack Kroll
Senior Assistant Director
Office of Admissions