Georgetown University is proud to serve those who have served our country. Our office serves to support the opportunities of military members accessing higher education to ensure a campus culture that cares for the entire spectrum of military students. The mission of our services is to instill the Jesuit spirit of cura personalis into everyday connections among the military-connected community.
Georgetown University's Veterans Office serves military connected students as they apply to, attend and advance beyond Georgetown. The Veterans Office connects military students with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom to career. Our office serves as a liaison and advisor to ensure prospective and current military students receive accurate and comprehensive information around admissions, finances, academic support, career networking, and support services.
Warrior-Scholar Project in June 2018
Georgetown University is excited to partner with Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) for the forth year to offer a free week-long intensive college prep course for transitioning servicemembers and veterans applying to or accepted to a 4-year undergraduate institution. WSP will be at Georgetown University from June 9-17, 2018. Under the guidance of both student-veterans who've successfully transitioned from the military to college, and world renowned professors, warrior-scholars develop the analytical reading, college-level writing, and discussion skills critical to academic success in higher education. WSP is accepting currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. More information regarding the application and admissions processes may be found in the FAQs.
Hoya Military Pass for Georgetown's Men's Basketball
For the 2017-18 season, Georgetown Athletics is proud to introduce the Hoya Military Pass, which will provide veterans, reservists, and active duty military with four (4) complimentary tickets to one men's basketball home game per month from November through February. The Hoya Military Pass is one way the Athletics Department can demonstrate its gratitude and respect for those who defend our freedom every day. Veterans and active duty military should register here to participate in the program. When the men's basketball schedule is released, those who are registered will be contacted with more information. Should you have any questions about the program, please contact the Georgetown Marketing Office.
2017-2018 Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement Announcement
Georgetown University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the 2017-2018 agreement has been finalized. For details about the rates and eligibility, go to our Yellow Ribbon Program page.
2017 Military Friendly® School Designation
Georgetown University is proud to announce our designation as a 2017 Military Friendly® School designated by Victory Media Inc. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for military students. Learn more.
FourBlock Collaboration with Georgetown University
The Veterans Office is thrilled to announce that Georgetown University and FourBlock has formalized a collaboration to support military-connected students at Georgetown University. Throughout the academic year, a career transitioning expert will host office hours at the School of Continuing Studies to provide one-on-one counseling with military-connected students looking to advance in their careers. You can learn more by going to our Career Services.
Georgetown University Military Alumni Database
The Veterans Office is launching a Georgetown University Military Alumni Database to keep you updated on programs and initiatives happening on campus. Our office understands that your inboxes receive heavy traffic already, so communication will be limited. Your contact information will not be shared with third parties without your consent. In addition, if you are interested in mentoring current military students, you can indicate on the form this interest and our office will be able to connect you with current students who are interested in similar career fields. The form is structured that you can edit your information if your contact information or employers changes.
Benefits Request Forms (BRF)
The Summer 2018 Benefits Request Form (BRF) is available for students enrolled in degree programs on the Main Campus and the School of Continuing Studies for the Summer 2018 semester. The BRF is required for students who have finalized their registration and would like to receive eligible VA and/or DoD education benefits.
Please note that you must be logged into your Georgetown email account to access the form. For more information about certification process, student account policies, and previous semester BRFs, please go to the Using Military Education Benefits tab.
Military Hoyas in the Media
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other
Craig Grossi, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Alumnus (SCS '16) will have his memoir Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other published by Harper Collins and William Morrow in October 2017. Craig shares his unforgettable deployment in Afghanistan where he met a stray dog, Fred, and their journey back to the U.S. to include transitioning to civilian life and his academic path at Georgetown. For more information about Craig and Fred's journey and the book release, you can learn more here. In addition, if you are interested in checking out Craig's interview when he returned to campus in November 2017, you can check out the video here.
2017 Army Times Soldier of the Year
Military Hoya Alumnus, Major Chris Mercado (SSP '16), has been recognized as the 2017 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his work as the co-founder of Objective Zero Foundation. The foundation has built an app to connect service members and veterans to a network and resources as a suicide prevention tool. More information about Chris' award and his work with Objective Zero was highlighted in the Army Times. Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated service to the military-connected community, Chris!
Hacking to Defense at Georgetown University
Hacking for Defense™ (H4D) was introduced to Georgetown University at the start of the Spring 2017 semester and is scheduled to return in the Spring 2018 semester. The course is offered through the School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program and is designed for all graduate students in all schools and programs, it takes an entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary approach to America’s hardest national security challenges. The complexity of these challenges demands a transformative effort that requires interdisciplinary teams comprised of graduate students from the foreign service, law, medical, and business schools. The program was recently featured in Forbes and The Hoya.
Women in the Military
Alumnus Military Hoya, Antonieta Rico (MSFS '17) was published in Task & Purpose with her piece 10 Rules To Help Women Entering Combat Arms Succeed. The piece was extracted from a larger work, Combat Integration Handbook: A Leader’s Guide to Success, in which Antonieta contributed to provide guidance to leaders to successfully navigate gender integration in combat units. In December 2017, Antonieta was published in Time with Why Military Women Are Missing from the #MeToo Moment to highlight the importance of addressing sexual assault that takes place in the U.S. military alongside with the other U.S. industries impacted by sexual assault.
This Isn't About Me: A Personnel Story
Alumnus Military Hoya, Jim Perkins (MBA '16) was featured in War on the Rocks where he shared his analysis on the challenges the United States Army is facing with the current personnel evaluation system.
School of Medicine's professor, Dr. Susan Okie published TBI's Long-Term Follow-up—Slow Progress in Science and Recovery in the New England Journal of Medicine. The publication details personal journeys of two U.S. Army veterans through the years when they did and did not have medical care.
Sebastian Junger released a book called Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, which delves into the transition process from the military into the civilian world. Georgetown University Student Veterans Association's (GUSVA) faculty advisor, Dr. Barbara Mujica recently reviewed the book which was published with the Washington Independent Review of Books.