A university planning team was formed in the fall of 2012 to explore how to better support our student veterans at the University of Florida. Through looking at best practices at other institutions, interviewing students and veteran support staff and holding focus groups, the team determined that a designated space for veterans would best serve their population on campus.
During November of 2012 construction began on the Collegiate Veterans Success Center in Yon Hall 418. On April 3, 2013 the Collegiate Veterans Success Center was opened as a center under the Dean of Students Office. This Center provides a space where student veterans can study together, socialize as a group, and receive services from on-campus and community resources. This space is ideal since many veterans find that they are most successful when they interact with other Veterans and service members as a means to acclimate to the University and to successfully transition from the military life to student life.
The Collegiate Veterans Success Center operates through donations provided to support the Center. Below is a list of funding opportunities for those interested in supporting our student veterans. For additional information about supporting the Collegiate Veterans Success Center, click
Please remember that the Collegiate Veterans Success Center, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, Office of Student Veteran Services, and Collegiate Veterans Society are four key resources that provide a base for support and information for all of our student veterans. Thank you for serving our country and welcome to the Gator Nation.