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 or would like to get involved in our efforts, please reach out to us at VeteransMilitaryServices@sa.ucsb.edu. You can also support our work with military related students by making a donation to our program.

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

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