Fall 2020

3 weeks into the Fall term and life at UNH and in the MVS Center is starting to feel more settled.  The new student Veterans are stopping by occassionally to use our space and to meet us face to face in a safe manner.  For those who have not come by yet, we invite you to do so.  We assure you that it is safe, our space is cleaned twice daily, and we are all masked whenever we are out and about in the Center.  If you want to come in and use one of our rooms for a longer period of time, use the following link to register and reserve your space.  https://unh.emscloudservice.com/web/portalauth.aspx

If you need to stop by quickly to pick up your welcome bag or to check in on something that doesn't require you to stay for very long, please feel free to do this. 

Karen is in the office full time and there will be front desk coverage with our three very talented work study students, Elizabeth, Hayden and Emily.  Penny will continue to work remotely and can be reached easily via zoom, email or phone. 

The Military & Veteran Services Center's physical location is reopening August 24th, 2020.  We remain available by phone, 603-862-0643, email UNH.Veterans@unh.edu and Zoom Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630 EST.

 

To provide the highest quality service and support to Student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students such as dependents, as outlined in the Veteran Administration's Principles of Excellence and 8 Keys of Success

As a service provider for military-affiliated and Veteran students, we endeavor to:

  • Remain vigilant in our mission to make UNH a military and Veteran friendly school
  • Be the primary go-to for any military-connected student using a military educational benefit or seeking support (academic, personal, or social)
  • Create a space where student Veterans can connect with and develop bonds of friendship and camaraderie with other UNH student Veterans and other military-affiliated students

As part of Student Life, we value:

  • Fostering a compassionate office space while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, ethical behavior, and confidentiality
  • Networking with university, local, state, and federal organizations who may be able to assist, especially in a crisis
  • Ensuring we exceed the University's inclusivity standards as laid out by the University Commission on Community, Equity, and Diversity, which can be found here

In order to achieve our mission and fulfill our vision in accordance with our values, our services include:

  • Processing military educational benefits in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner in accordance with federal and state law, VA regulations, and USNH Board of Trustees policy
  • Providing a comfortable space for student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students to study and socialize, to include Veteran-only on-campus housing
  • Supporting the UNH Student Armed Forces Association, the primary student organization for student Veterans, Service Members, and other military-affiliated students
  • Coordinating a wide range of events for our students, including:
    • Veteran-specific informational sessions for opportunities such as the Fulbright program
    • Veteran-specific orientation for incoming Veterans and members of the National Guard or Reserves
    • On-campus appointments with VA representatives
    • Ice cream, hot chocolate, and pizza social events

The MVS Center is closed until further notice!

In accordance with UNH President Jim Dean's 18 March announcement closing campus for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the Military & Veteran Services Center's physical location (below) is currently closed until further notice.  We remain, however, dedicated achieving our mission, pursuing our vision, and adhering to our values, all while continuing to provide the services and support for which we are known.  If you have any questions, please contact us here.

We are conveniently located at:

Ground Floor
Hood House
89 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Office Operating Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
 

The MVS Center will open August 24th, 2020!

The Military & Veteran Services Center's physical location (below) is currently closed.  We will be re-opening August 24th, 2020.

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