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Why Pitt is Right for You

Our Mission

We facilitate the transition of veterans from military to University life, support their ongoing academic success, and assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses, and dependents in receiving their military education benefits.

  • Pre-admissions appointments for college planning.
  • Small class size: Over half of the undergraduate classes at Pitt enroll fewer than 30 students; 94 percent have fewer than 100.
  • Individual attention: Student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1.
  • More than 50 years of experience serving nontraditional students.
  • Nearly 400 undergraduate, graduate and profressonal programs to choose from.
  • A wide range of veteran and dependent support services.
          • Veterans applying for undergraduate programs are evaluated holistically. College of General Studies applicants are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores with their applications.

Important information for Military Affiliated Applicants:

Please see the "Applying" section of this website. For information on education plans, GI Bill Benefits and financial resources, visit the sidebar "Information for Military Affiliated Applicants".


PTSD Family Seminar

Hosted by: It's About the Warrior Foundation  

Latitude 360, 200 Quinn Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15275 Saturday, July 19, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

All veterans and their families are welcome to attend this free seminar and lunch buffet. The three-hour seminar will offer insight into living with PTSD, offering perspectives from both the point of view of veterans and their families. This presentation will serve as an open forum for two-way conversation about PTSD. Dr. Sasha Mondragon and guest speaker, retired wounded U.S. Marine, Gary Myers will be speaking. RSVP by Friday, July 11, 2014 by calling 724-712-1355 or at

Veterans Resource and Job Fair                         

Hosted by VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System                University Drive campus
July 30, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                                        

Veterans are welcome to come learn about a collection of VA services, community organizations, and employers working together to help veterans. For more information call Mary Pilarski at 412-822-1272 or Leo Mainville at 412-822-1400

"Hail to our Heroes" Pitt Football game

Pitt Panthers vs. Duke Blue DevilsSaturday, Heinz Field, November 1, 2014, Time:TBA      

Complimentary tickets are available for current and former military service members.  Join us for pre-game festivities at Stage AE, complete events to be announced.  Ticket availability made possible by generous donations from Pitt Athletics, find out more about them here.  Reserve up to four tickets for you and your family here.

Employment Opportunities

The Office of Veterans Services coordinates with local employers to find opportunites for veterans. In addition to hosting Employer Networking workshops, OVS fosters relationships with employers in order to identify job openings that are well suited for Pitt's veteran students.  Check it out here.

The Veterans Resource Team also has a dedicated veterans career counselor located in the McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success. You can also contact Brianna McMeekin for information on jobs, internships, and resume assistance.  You can also utilize Future Links by logging into the Pitt Portal using your Pitt ID.  Future Links will allow you to search Pitt's database of job and internship opportunities.

Join the Pitt Vets                  

The Office of Veterans Services is proud to support its veteran and military affiliated student body. We seekto create and foster an active, engaged, and tight-knitcommunity of veterans oncampus. The University of Pittsburgh has its own chapter ofthe Student Veterans of America, the Pitt Vets. They provide an opportunity to connect with other veteran students and continue the camraderie you enjoyed while serving your country. You can find out more at the Office of Veterans Services and by checking out the Pitt Vets Web site here.


The Veterans' Legal Practicum

Founded in Pitt's School of Law,the Veterans' Legal Practicum is here to provide pro-bono-cost legal assistance to the veterans of Western Pennsylvania. This new initiative is designed to help veterans dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, connect existing programs designed to assist veterans, and refer veterans to other attorneys for legal issues that the clinic cannot address. If you are a veteran and need legal assistance, you can reach the Veterans Legal Practicum at 412-648-1285.


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