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UCSB Veterans & Military Services

On behalf of the military-related community at UCSB, welcome!

Veterans and Military Services (VMS) at UCSB exists to support you in your transition to and through our academic community. No matter what you need assistance with-navigating and receiving your educational benefits, finding housing, or just support during your journey-VMS is your first stop as well as your strongest advocate on campus. We provide service and resources to all military-related students at UCSB, including active/reserve and National Guard members, as well as spouses and dependents.

Whether you are a future, current, or past student, we hope that the information you’ll find on these pages is helpful. If you have questions, would like to get involved, or are interested in supporting our efforts, please reach out to us at VeteransMilitaryServices@sa.ucsb.edu.

Thank you for your service to our nation, and again-welcome to UCSB and our community!

Coby Dillard, VMS Coordinator

Coby W. Dillard, MA-HSC, CMCC

Coordinator, Veterans and Military Services


UCSB'S Commitment to Military-Related Students

"UC Santa Barbara is honored to serve veterans, service members, and their families. We are committed to creating and maintaining services and programs for our military-related students that stimulate independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. As a leading research institution, UC Santa Barbara aspires to be a model for understanding the military experience, as well as providing opportunities for scholarship, leadership, and service to those 'who have borne the battle' and those who support them at home."

-Dr. Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

VMS Mission Statement
Veterans and Military Services (VMS) provides comprehensive support to UCSB’s military-related student community.  As the military community’s first-stop and strongest advocate, VMS promotes a positive educational experience for military related students, supports their transition to and through the academic community, and provides access to training, services, and resources to facilitate degree completion and student success.