The Citadel Veteran Student Success Center

The Citadel Veteran Student Success Center


Congratulations to our graduating class of 2022. We are so proud of you, Veterans! Now onto the next chapter! 🎓
Exams are almost upon us! See below for the exam schedule.
We were happy to see one of our Veteran students make it to the final round of the 12th Annual Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Competition! Congratulations to all of the finalists who participated!
Happy Friday Veterans!
Are you taking summer classes?

If so, click the link below to complete the Summer Financial Aid application.

Please return to the financial aid office at [email protected] ASAP!!
A happy reminder that the registration advising period is going on now! If you haven’t already, schedule an appointment with your advisor so you can register for Fall ‘22 classes.
Do we have any Veterans who like to fish?? If so, mark your calendars and check out this awesome opportunity hosted by The US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District and SC Department of Natural Resources!
Welcome Back Veterans! We hope you enjoyed your Spring Furlough. With only 5 weeks left of class, it’s important to be aware of these upcoming deadlines. Stay tuned!

The Citadel Veterans Student Success Center is aimed at increasing awareness of your VA Education.

This page is for Citadel military students and cadets including Active Duty, Veteran, Reservist, National Guard, dependents, and supporters.

Operating as usual


Join us tomorrow for a family tailgate! We will be at the Holliday Alumni Center from 12 PM to 2 PM before kickoff. Hope to see you there!

Class of 2024 Ring Ceremony 09/29/2023

For those of you who would like to watch our senior Veteran and Active Duty students receive their rings!

Class of 2024 Ring Ceremony Join members of the Class of 2024 as they receive their class rings!


Yesterday, several of our Veteran and Active Duty students attended rehearsal for this week's Ring Ceremony and Walk Through. 🎓

We are so proud of all of our graduating seniors!


Earlier this month our Veteran and Active Duty students who achieved academic success as Gold Star Recipients were recognized at parade. This is the first time in recent history Veteran and Active Duty students have been honored at parade. We are so proud of our students and thankful for everyone who made this happen! 🥳⭐️


Last week, students involved in our Veterans Mentorship Program joined their mentors and leadership from our Corps of Cadets to hear Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning sports broadcaster Debbie Antonelli speak about her experiences and motivations for driving change in several areas including the Special Olympics!


We are excited to cheer on our Citadel Bulldogs on Saturday, September 30, at our Family Weekend Tailgate! Join the fun and stop by the Holliday Alumni Center courtyard closest to campus for all the fun. We will be there from 12 PM until the game starts at 2 PM. 🏈🐾


Don't forget, VITAL Coordinator Charles West will be on campus today from 8 AM to 12 PM in the Veteran Student Success Center, stop by and connect with him on any of your VA coordination needs. 😎


Our poor golf cart has a boo-boo and is in the shop! Here she is getting towed across campus.


In August the VSSC was proud to launch a new orientation and transition program aimed at helping new Veteran and Active Duty students transition from the military to academic life as well as acclimate successfully to campus and life as a Citadel Bulldog. Students were joined by representatives from student service offices across campus, as well as learned about resources and tools to help succeed this school year!


Just another day in the office... Associate Director Melissa West pictured sewing a quick strap repair for one of our amazing Veteran students!


Today we celebrated those who earned Gold Star and Dean's List recognition with a lunch! Congrats to everyone on their academic success in Spring 2023 semester. 🥳👍


Today, we remember those who lost their lives and honor those who protect our country. The Citadel will never forget September 11, 2001.


VITAL Coordinator Charles West is on campus this morning until noon! Stop by VSSC to say hello or ask any VA clinical care questions you may have. Charles is always open for a chat and to be a sounding board if you need him. 😊👍


Impact X for Vets kicks off next week! If you are interested in leading change by forming startups that make a profit while solving social and/or environmental challenges this course is for you. Free to Veterans and their spouses, the 12-week course will be held here on campus on Tuesdays from 5:30PM to 7PM. For more information visit the VBOC webpage!


Are you a Sophomore and looking for an opportunity to further engage with academically focused students and secure fellowships and graduate study opportunities? If so, consider joining The Citadel's Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP). They are having an open house tomorrow, stop by and check it out!


Go Bulldogs! 🏈


STUDENTS: Classes tomorrow will be online. Please read below for more information. Stay safe! 🌂🌧⚡️

The Citadel will move classes to an online, synchronous format on Wednesday, August 30. Cadets and students will attend their classes remotely at their regularly scheduled time; log onto Canvas for specific instructions. Administrative offices will be closed as well. Personnel should check with their supervisors regarding work requirements for Wednesday. Read more:


Question! Regardless of your preference, we know that each and every one of you is a Citadel Bulldog fan! 🐾

Photos from The Citadel's post 08/24/2023

Our veteran and active duty students had a blast at this year's Back to School Beach Bash. We loved seeing everyone and meeting your families. What a great way to kick off the school year! 🥳⛱


Stop by VSSC this morning before classes and grab a donut and cup of coffee! Have a great first day of school!


TONIGHT from 4pm to 6pm in Mark Clark Hall, Citadel student clubs and organizations are hosting a New Student Info Fair! Learn more about all the opportunities on campus to meet fellow students and engage.

Latest News 08/16/2023

If you missed the August "The Veteran's Voice" newsletter, not to worry, you can find all previous editions of the monthly communication on our website at

Latest News Find the latest news for active duty and veteran students at The Citadel, including events with family and friends.


Do your back-to-school shopping at the Veteran Student Success Center! We have a cabinet full of school supplies free to Veteran and Active Duty students so stop by today and pick up what you need to get back in gear for the 2023-2024 academic year.


Today's Student Resource Highlight is the Daniel Library - The Citadel! Talk about a resource, The Daniel Library has research tools, a ton of technology including a 3D printer, services like interlibrary loans and study spaces galore! Visit them on campus or online at


Question time... you know what to do (answer the question in the comments, duh!)!


If you have not RSVP'd to the Back to School Bash taking place next Friday, please do asap so that we can make sure we have enough food and drinks!

Register here:


A quick reminder, as you gear up to return to campus, Active Duty students in a commissioning day program will wear the uniform prescribed by their respective ROTC directives. In keeping with the day program's uniform nature.

Veteran students are expected to dress appropriately in business casual attire when attending classes with the Corps of Cadets.

If you are in need of a few new clothing pieces don't forget we have a business attire closet filled with gently used business-appropriate clothing free to all Veteran and Active Duty students, please take whatever you need!


The Veteran Student Success Center is looking for a work study! Undergraduate students can make $12/hour ($15 for graduate students) helping our team collect mail, assist with event planning and social media as well as other administrative tasks. If you are interested please email Melissa West at [email protected] for more information!


Today on Purple Heart Day we remember and honor the bravery of our Alumni who were wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving in the U.S. military defending and protecting our country.


The Citadel has several computer labs located on campus including in Bond Hall rooms 251, 252, 256, and 262 as well as Thompson Hall rooms 215 and 220. For labs dedicated to your major check with your college or department. The VSSC also has a small computer lab, as well as loaner laptops which are available on an as-needed basis and can be checked out at 204 Richardson Ave.


Please note the Veteran Student Success Center's hours for August 7 - August 18 -- 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday!


Can it be a picture book? Asking for a friend. 😎

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship - Student Veterans of America® 08/04/2023

To continue empowering tomorrow’s leaders, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) and Student Veterans of America (SVA) will once again host the 2023/2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship, providing exemplary student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their community.

The 2023/2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program is scheduled from October 2023 to March 2024. Chosen Fellows will work with VFW and SVA staff on a shared policy priority. Fellows will travel to NATCON 2024 in January and the 2024 VFW National Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. in March. During the VFW event, they will engage with Congress members, educating them on the challenges faced by today’s veterans.

For more information and to apply visit the Student Veterans of America website here:

VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship - Student Veterans of America® This annual program provides student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their community.


We've updated the Veteran and Active Duty student handbook for the upcoming 2023-2024 Academic Year! You can download your copy at


The Veteran Student Success Center is currently experiencing a high call volume and foot traffic in our office, please be patient with us as we aim to serve every student as soon as possible.
You can also email us at [email protected].


The Veteran Student Success Center has several lockers available for the upcoming academic year! If you are interested in checking out a locker see one of our staff members to fill out your request form, bring in your own lock and store your school supplies all year long.

*Note: For current locker holders, all lockers will be cleaned out on Friday, August 11, please remove any personal items or see a staff member to re-check out your locker.


Today's Student Resource Highlight is The Citadel Career Center! For resume editing, career exploration, internships and job searching, The Citadel Career Center is your one-stop shop for anything career-related. For more information or to make an appointment with one of their staff visit their website here:


You know what day it is... Friday Fun Question day!


Next week the Veterans Business Outreach Center here at The Citadel is hosting a Women's Entrepreneurship Summit open to all active duty, veteran and military spouses who are women. a great opportunity for anyone looking to start a business or grow their business.

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