Military & Veteran Services

  • We are conveniently located on the Ground Floor of Hood House, right between Hamilton Smith Hall and the MUB.
  • The student body we serve includes Veterans who have served across the globe, from combat zones and peacekeeping missions to providing natural disaster relief right here at home.
  • Our new space in Hood House has allowed us to expand the services we provide to our students, to include two lounge areas: a study lounge (pictured) and a social lounge.
  • Start your day off right with a cup of coffee and a chat with a fellow Veteran or other military-affiliated student in our new kitchenette space.
  • The MVS Office was proud to collect non-perishable food item donations for the Cornucopia Food Pantry in Durham during the 2018 holiday season and hope to make the food drive an annual tradition!

Our Mission

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

Welcome to all our incoming student Veterans!

The Military & Veteran Services staff were honored to facilitate our fifth annual Veteran-only Spring Orientation in January 2019!  We are excited about having these new students join our Wildcat Veteran and Military-Affiliated Community and look forward to helping them achieve their academic and professional goals while here at UNH.

As part of the Department of Community, Equity, & Diversity, the Wildcat community, and as a service provider for military-affiliated and Veteran students, we endeavor to:

  • Be the primary go-to for any military-connected student using a military educational benefit or seeking support (academic, personal, or social)
  • Constantly remain vigilant in our mission to make UNH a military and Veteran friendly school
  • Ensure students and the Wildcat community will make us their first choice in learning about Military educational benefits as well as off-campus support programs and services
  • Create a space where student Veterans can connect with and develop lifelong bonds of friendship and camaraderie with other UNH student Veterans



As part of the Department of Community, Equity, & Diversity, the Wildcat community, and as a service provider for military-affiliated and Veteran students, we value:

  • Fostering an empathetic office through active listening in order to provide the highest level of quality service and meet individual needs with respect and dignity
  • Networking with local, state, and federal organizations who may be able to assist, especially in a crisis
  • Maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, with an emphasis on ethical behavior and ensuring confidentiality
  • Cultivating a team dynamic that emphasizes effective, efficient, and transparent cooperation, collaboration, and communication

Furthermore, we strive every day to ensure that we exceed the University's inclusivity standards as laid out by the Univeristy Commission on Community, Equity, and Diversity, which can be found here.

We are conviently located at:

Ground Floor
Hood House
89 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Office Operating Hours

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


Study & Social Lounge Open Hours

Monday through Friday
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

If you are in the National Guard or Reserves and are using any form of Military Educational Benefit (to include Federal Tuition Assistance or a National Guard Tuition Waiver), your Benefits Specialist is Jessica Willis.

If you are not in the National Guard or Reserves and are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the VA Vocational Rehab Program, or the Dependent's Educational Assistance Program, your Benefits Specialist is Penny Watson.