Veterans Services


A quick note: To request certification of your upcoming semester please click here. This must be done every semester you are enrolling in courses.

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Educational Benefits

Our Veterans Services office has two VA School Certifying Officials (SCOs) available to help you apply for VA benefits and complete the certification process. Please feel free to contact us, or come see us in Luther Bonney Hall.

  • For a step-by-step guide to accessing your GI Bill® Benefits at USM, click here.
  • For more information on federal VA benefits, click here or call 1-888-442-4551.
  • For more information on Maine benefits for dependents (VDEB), click here.

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Veterans Resource Centers (VRC)

Our Veterans' Resource Centers are a great place to study, relax, and connect with other veterans, as well as dependents and military-affiliated students on campus. The centers are staffed by VA work-study students, many with prior military experience. We strive to offer a warm, inviting space where you can learn more about resources for veterans both on and off campus, and also meet people who can relate to your experiences.

Portland Campus
218/220 Sullivan Gym (upstairs)

Gorham Campus
104 Bailey Hall

Lewiston Campus Center

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Student Organizations

Husky Vets

Our Student Veterans of America chapter, also known as Husky Vets, seeks to build community, bring veterans together, and to help each other overcome the challenges associated with transitioning from military life to civilian/student life. Members of the Husky Vets plan social events, attend conferences, and raise awareness of veterans on campus.

  • Learn more about Husky Vets on the USM website here.
  • Connect with Husky Vets on social media here.


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Green Zone TrainingCamouflage patterned shield with the words "Green Zone"

We are proud to offer a miltary awareness training program, Green Zone, to help faculty and staff understand military life and the challenges that arise in transitioning from combat to classroom. To find out more about Green Zone or schedule a training for yourself, your group, or your department, click here.

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Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

The University of Southern Maine offers ROTC programs for two branches of military service:

  • Army (on our Gorham Campus)
  • Air Force (in partnership with the University of New Hampshire)

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