Veterans & Military-Connected Students

Serving those who Served Proudly

It is our honor to collectively serve those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Helping our student veterans and their families identify and utilize essential resources on-campus and in the local community is one of our ways of giving back. 

In 2019, Texas State University Ranked #4 in Tier 2 Research Institutions in the Military Friendly®: Top 10 School and is Ranked 42nd in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018.  Previously, Texas State was recognized as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs (2009) and ranked 13th nationally in the Best For Vets college survey conducted by Military Times EDGE (2011).

Please browse our pages to find programs and resources which assist student veterans in succeeding at Texas State University.

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Our Annual Programs & Resources

Veterans Preview & Welcome Reception


A transition program and experience for Student Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reserves and National Guard enrolling or attending Texas State University. These opportunities connect student veterans with resources, services, Veteran Friendly Offices, and fellow student vets. 

Veterans Monthly Lunch


Lunches are informal meet-and-greets with peers, representatives of various on- and off-campus resources, and faculty and staff. We understand that student veterans may be in-between classes, work, studying or other responsibilities, we encourage you to stay, but understand if you must come-and-go.

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This graduation reception recognizes the academic achievements and contributions of student Veterans at Texas State. This program is sponsored by Institutional Inclusive Excellence- Student Initiatives, University Administration and  Veterans Alliance of Texas State

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An informal gathering which brings together Texas State student, faculty and staff veterans, and those associated with the military, to fellowship and learn more about services and programs that provide support and opportunities for student veterans at the university.

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A Veteran Speaker Series

The Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS) and the Veteran Academic Success Center has partnered with American Dream U, VetsWhatsNext, and The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University to bring you " A Veteran Speaker Series". Listen to Veterans as the talk about their journey of transitioning out of the service, and the life lessons learned along the way to get them to where they are today. 

Please join us as we spotlight those who have sacrificed so much and continue to thrive beyond their service in the military.

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