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Veterans and Military Services

As a veteran or an active-duty military member, you'll find lots of support and resources at DeSales University.

00:00 - I highly recommend for any kind of veteran that is looking for veteran

00:03 - friendly and appreciative university, DeSales is the place to be. My name is

00:08 - Travis Verzino I'm currently a junior here at DeSales.

00:10 - I was a sergeant in the US Marine Corps and currently serving as a sergeant

00:13 - Inactive Ready Reserve. I chose to come here because of the excellent veteran

00:18 - organization that they have here. The transition from active duty to a

00:22 - full-time student was a tough one to begin with but coming here at DeSales

00:26 - the advisors and everyone here has helped me make it an easy transition.

Student Life: COVID-19 Response FAQs

  • An important note from the Student Life Office about this FAQ list

    We remain grateful for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work through these challenging times.

    Many of you are asking fine questions about immediate next steps and long-term expectations. Until further notice, DeSales University will conduct classes using an online learning platform. Also, while we are trying to address your questions with our communications and website updates, we realize that some of your questions may not be addressed. 

    A new email account, covid19@desales.edu, has been created for you and your families to ask all of your questions. Members of staff will receive these and direct them to the appropriate party for a response. 

  • How do student veterans or military students stay connected?

    The Office of Veterans and Military Services is fully functioning remotely. Necessary communications are being conducted with VA offices on your behalf. (Please note, pursuant to S.3503, signed into law by President Trump on March 21, monthly housing allowances will not be affected by the move to online from the "resident" in-person modality until December 21 or until in-person classes resume.)

    An organized Blackboard site has been created to keep student veterans and active military students connected to DeSales and each other. It will also serve to update students of any VA changes.

    To join the organization site, log into Blackboard and click on "Organizations." Search for the site with a key word like "veterans" or "military." When the organization appears, click on the small grey circle at the end of the name and click "Enroll." Finally, click "Submit."

  • Will this FAQ be updated as things change?

    Further information about campus resources will be updated on this site.

    Please remember that our campus resources are available to you. We will continue to update these FAQs on COVID-19 as this situation continues to evolve.

    We will communicate as necessary, via website, email and social media, as we move forward.

     

 

DeSales University Proudly Welcomes Military Personnel and is dedicated to provide the support and resources you need to succeed in your educational goals. DeSales University:

DeSales Veterans Celebrated on Veterans Day
How to Apply for Your Benefits
Learn how to apply for the Veterans Affairs education benefits that are available to you and how to determine your chapter.
Yellow Ribbon Program - Proud Participant
Yellow Ribbon Program
We proudly participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Qualified applicants can receive thousands of dollars in aid.
DeSales Classroom
Course Credit for Military Training
We'll gladly review your military work and try to apply credits to your DeSales degree requirements whenever possible.

What do you want to study?

The Veterans Lounge

A private lounge for veteran students and employees

  • Study, watch TV, use computer stations, or grab a cup of coffee in this well-appointed, private space.
  • Check your benefits with the on-site CAC reader and e-benefits machine.

Located in Dooling Hall in Room 214

Contact Us

Office of Veterans and Military Services
Dooling Hall, room 215