About Us

Our Mission

The USD Military & Veterans Program provides student-focused services to all USD military-connected students, from their initial consideration of higher education (Access), through services when they are enrolled as students (Support) and in their transition to alumni status (Connect). USD MVP services enhance military and veteran students’ abilities to achieve their higher education and career goals effectively, from a quality institution, while using their benefits as efficiently as possible.

USD MVP nurtures the academic success and personal growth of all military-connected students. We communicate the value that our military population brings to the campus and the greater community, and in turn, we counter negative stereotyping.

Our Services 

Our center and program provide student-focused services to all USD military-connected students (veterans, active-duty, dependent children, spouses). Visit us at UC 225! 

  • Access to free printing (max 10 pgs/day)
  • 2 Computers (1st come, 1st serve)
  • Free coffee
  • Quiet study room & lounge area
  • Hub of information: scholarships and internship opportunities, on/off-campus events, networking, resources, etc.
  • Communications: website, social media, newsletters, etc.
  • Virtual Office Hours via Zoom (during COVID-19)
  • VA Certifying Official available during office hours to discuss VA educational benefits and certify each semester. Refer to the Benefits section for more information. 

Events & Programming

Check out our Events Calendar! Our center organizes various events and programs throughout the academic year; we also promote events organized by military-connected organizations. 

  • Virtual: Bi-Weekly Military Townhall via Zoom
  • Annual: USD Veterans Day Ceremony & Military Graduation Celebration Aboard USS Midway
  • Social/Family Events: Welcome Back Breakfast/BBQ, San Diego Padres/ Gulls Game Outings, Family Holiday Party at Bowlero
  • Community Service: Operation Stand Down San Diego, STEP's Baby Supply Drive & Cammies to College, San Diego Fleet Week
  • Professional Development: Military Career Development Mixers, Workshops with community organizations, and networking
  • Events hosted by Alumni Veteran Network, USD Student Veteran Organization, HERO Club, etc.

*Note: Our events are subject to change; please refer to our communications and events calendar for the most up-to-date information.