UNC opens the Carolina Veterans Resource Center

Heidi Finley

A dedication ceremony for the Carolina Veterans Resource Center was held Sept. 28. Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill

About 500 veterans and military-affiliated students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now have a spot on campus to call their own.

The newly dedicated Carolina Veterans Resource Center offers a place for students with ties to the military to access resources and find support. The facility houses a study space for gathering, a lounge, conference and meeting space, and a lactation room.

The “dedication of the Carolina Veterans Resource Center is the result of years of hard work from our military-affiliated students and demonstrates the ongoing commitment by Carolina and the State of North Carolina to our students and their families,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt said.

“This center is another big step forward to create a university where our veterans can succeed and thrive.”

UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed 110 new military-affiliated students this year in its largest incoming class of service members to date.

In addition to providing services for veteran and active-duty students, the center will also host the Boot Print to Heel Print orientation program for new students and the Red, White and Carolina Blue graduation ceremony.

The Carolina Veterans Resource Center is part of an ongoing commitment at the university to support students who have ties to the military.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Veteran’s Resource Team is also available to help students transition to life on campus and connect them with programs and services tailored to their needs, such as assistance with finding and applying for specialized scholarships.

 

Heidi Finley is the editor of Carolina College Bound. Send questions or suggestions to hfinley@charlotteobserver.com