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UMass Dartmouth can provide you with information and resources to ease your transition to civilian and academic life.

Services and benefits

Services are available for veterans, prior military, and reservists:

  • to help you utilize your educational benefits
  • to ease your transition to the academic setting
  • to help you cope with injuries or trauma you may have experienced

Checklist & Orientation for incoming students

Explore your education options


UMass Dartmouth undergraduate students may participate in Army ROTC through a cooperative program with Providence College in Rhode Island. The US Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) teaches leadership, teamwork, and responsibility through a curriculum that includes elective courses, leadership labs, and physical fitness training. The Patriot Battalion, Headquartered at  Providence College, serves UMass Dartmouth, Bristol Community College, Brown University, Bryant College, the Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University, and Rhode Island College. The ROTC program is designed to prepare men and women for success in college, as an Army Officer or for any chosen career, and offers opportunities for financial assistance in the form of scholarships. For more information please contact:

Department of Military Science
Providence College Army ROTC
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

Learn more about benefits and resources

The Registrar's Office can help you take advantage of all your academic benefits and resources.

Student Vets

Join SVA, the Student Veterans Association, our on-campus group for student veterans, current service members, families, and supporters. Contact for more info.

Veterans' Resource Center

The Veterans’ Resource Center is essential for military-affiliated students seeking support from specialized programs and services. The Center, located near the UMass Pass Office in the Campus Center, is a community environment where military-affiliated students can find their community and collaboratively plan for future academic and professional successes. Learn more.

Veterans' Reading Room, Library 354

Looking for a quiet place to study between classes? Located on the third floor of the Claire T. Carney Library, the Veterans' Reading Room is a quiet, welcoming space dedicated to your needs—complete with group study table, comfortable chairs, desks, wireless access, plenty of outlets, and a networked computer with the same software available in the university computing labs. Learn more.

For the UMass Dartmouth community

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