Distinct services for those who served with distinction.
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.
ETS Now, BA Next
There’s a lot to consider when starting or returning to college. It can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone.
The University of Pittsburgh Office of Veterans Services (OVS) was designed to serve you. We understand the unique needs of veterans and their family members, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
OVS strives to be a one-stop shop for veterans, military-affiliated students, and dependents of veterans by offering:
- Personalized pre-admission counseling sessions
- No application fee for veterans
- Assistance in navigating your military education benefit
- An orientation for new veteran and dependent students
- An “Improving Veterans Experience on Campus” workshop to help veterans transition into academic life, and academic success workshops throughout your time at Pitt
- Career counseling from one of the top 20 career services offices in the country and networking events with veteran-friendly employers
OVS also supports a community of veterans on campus and throughout the Pittsburgh region, providing the camaraderie you came to rely on in the military in an area full of opportunities for veterans.
Learn more about Pitt’s prestigious academic programs and explore our Web site to learn more.
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".
Veterans Networking Event
Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success
Veterans, military-affiliated students and alumni, the dependents and spouses of veterans are invited to:
- Build the skills you need to land the job you want
- Learn what employers really look for in a candidate
- Network with representatives from Pittsburgh's top employers, including: Aldi, BNY Mellon, Mylan, UPMC, and more.
Light refresehments will be served.
"Hail to our Heroes" Pitt Football game
Pitt Panthers vs. Duke Blue Devils, Heinz Field, Saturday, 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.
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.