The mission of the Student Veterans Resource Center is to provide academic support to the veteran community. We assist the veteran community with their pursuit of academic and career goals, while offering services tailored to the unique experiences and needs of student veterans. Including, but not limited to, assisting with activating and utilizing your GI Bill® benefits.

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) at the University of Michigan-Flint opened in October 2009. We have dedicated and experienced staff who are available to help with admission, enrollment, VA benefits, advising, and referral to other services outside of UM-Flint. The academic success of each veteran on our campus is our number one priority. In addition to providing services to veterans, National Guard and Reserve, we encourage spouses and dependents to utilize our services.

The SVRC space is available for veterans on campus to connect and continue engaging with one another. We have space for studying and socializing, four computer stations for your use, a printer, television, and X-Box 360. 


SVRC Online Orientation

Welcome, new student veterans! Find the SVRC Online Orientation here to help you get started with the Winter 2021 semester and beyond.

Contact Information

The Student Veteran's Resource Center and Lounge are closed for in-person visits because of Michigan Gov. Whitmer's Executive Order, but staff are still available to assist students virtually:

Helen Budd, Program Manager, at (810) 626-3016

Michelle Smith, Coordinator and Primary Certifying Official, at (810) 309-8036

VA Voc. Rehab. Counselor, John Riskovich at (313) 471-3936 Extension 2190

  • Registration for the Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 semesters begins on November 16th for current/active students via SIS!

    If you will be attending classes and plan to use VA education benefits, please complete the Veterans Intent Form found under Student Services in SIS.  One form is required each semester. Submit your forms early to avoid delays in benefit payments!


UM-Flint named gold-level veteran-friendly school for fifth consecutive year

The University of Michigan-Flint is once again a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency named UM-Flint a gold-level school for the 2019-20 year. UM-Flint has achieved the gold-level criteria every year since 2015 when the program was launched.

Student Veteran

NEW Valiant Veterans Scholarship

The University of Michigan-Flint has announced the creation of the Valiant Veterans Scholarship, a new scholarship to recognize veterans in the Greater Flint area who are pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree.

The Valiant Veterans Scholarship will cover the costs of up to four consecutive, full academic years of tuition and mandatory fees at the in-state rate, or until degree completion, whichever comes first.

Samuel Pickering, a University of Michigan-Flint student and U.S. Air Force veteran, is studying psychology with the aim of becoming a counselor for veterans, stands by the Veteran's Memorial in Flint.

UM-Flint student’s new mission: serve other veterans

After serving for more than two decades in the United States Air Force, Samuel Pickering wants to give back.

He’s pursuing a psychology degree at the University of Michigan-Flint with the aim of becoming a counselor for his fellow veterans. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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