Events and Programming for Student Veteran Success

Events and Programming for Student Veteran Success

Celebrating Women Veterans during the week of Veterans Day!

Women Celebrating Women Veterans during the week of Veterans Day! Veteran's Breakfast Social The Office of the Dean of Students and Carolina Veterans Resource Center co-sponsored with The Graduate School and Diversity and Student Success for the Women Veteran's Breakfast Social on November 9th.

This event was open to all student women veterans (to include active duty, reservists, and National Guard),held to celebrate women veterans during the week of Veterans Day. While enjoying a delicious breakfast catered by The Root Cellar of Chapel Hill, students were provided the opportunity to socialize with one another in the brand new Carolina Veterans Resource Center. 


Red White and Carolina Blue Graduation

Red, White, & Carolina Blue Graduation Ceremony

Date: May 2018

Each year, The Office of the Dean of Students invites all military-affiliated graduates to the Red, White, and Carolina Blue Graduation (RWCB) where veterans, active duty service members, National Guard, Reservists, and ROTC commissionees are welcomed to participate. The program includes the presentation of colors and our National Anthem, remarks from students and administrators, and the presentation of Military Honor Cords and light refreshments are served. Dress is business casual or uniform optional (service dress/Class A). In recognition of your military service to the United States of America, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would like to honor your graduation by authorizing you to wear red, white, and blue honor cords to your commencement ceremony. If you are graduating and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran, are currently serving in the U.S. military (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves), or will be commissioned upon graduation, you are authorized to wear a Military Honor Cord. This cord is provided to you at no cost by the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Click here for pictures from the May 2017 RWCB Graduation Ceremony

Click here for pictures from the December 2016 RWCB Graduation Ceremony

Click here for pictures from previous RWCB Graduation Ceremonies


Summer Transfer Program: Transition & Thrive

The Office of the Dean of Students and the Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator are excited to partner with The Office of Undergraduate Retention and The Summer School on the second year of The Summer Transfer Program: Transition and Thrive. Undergraduate student veterans are strongly encouraged to apply for this program, which is designed to aid transfer students in acclimating to the university setting and developing critical academic skills. For more information, please visit  


Boot Print to Heel Print (Student Veteran Orientation)Boot Print to Heel Print Logo

The Office of the Dean of Students and the Veterans Resource Team are proud to announce the inaugural Boot Print to Heel Print orientation program designed specifically for military-affiliated students. Newly enrolled, readmitted, or deferred enrollment students who are active duty, veteran, reservist or National Guard are welcome to attend this orientation.This will be an opportunity for students to learn how to utilize all the great resources that are available to aid in their success at Carolina, to build skills that are needed in the classroom, to connect with other military-affiliated students on campus, and meet the many members of the Veterans Resource Team.

Do you still have to attend the university’s Transfer Student or Graduate School Orientation? 

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. The transfer student orientation will provide some additional information for military-affiliated students, but you are welcome to attend any session that fits your availability. Boot Print to Heel Print supplements the information shared at the university orientation. For more information about the Transfer Student or Graduate School Orientation Sessions, please visit: 

Please peruse the following documents and links provided during the orientation for more details 


Week of Veterans Day 

UNC hosts a number of events during week of Veterans Day.

UNC News- Annual Veterans Day ceremony honors military


Challenge Coin Nomination

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill takes great pride in the achievements of its military-affiliated students, as well as the individuals who contribute to the success of those achievements. The challenge coin tradition in the military represents the acknowledgement of exceptional excellence and success of military members and those who support them through their missions. We are proud to carry on this great tradition at Carolina. 

Challenge coin nominations will be accepted monthly and reviewed by a committee consisting of military-affiliated students and UNC staff members. Please contact the Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator if you have any questions. 

Submit a Challenge Coin Nomination