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Our Top Priority: Your Success as a Student

Since Brown's founding, the University has supported military veterans and helped students achieve their academic and professional goals, including military service. We value our student veterans—Brown has been designated as a Silver Medal Military Friendly School. That tradition continues today. We offer ROTC opportunities in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. We also offer Yellow Ribbon funding and generous financial aid to our veteran students, giving them the opportunity to combine their military experience with a Brown degree to have the tools needed to lead and succeed.

For Student Veterans, Brown facilitates a sense of community with people you can relate to and who can ease your transition to student life. Our office, in cooperation with the Student Veterans Society (SVS), is your voice on campus, striving to make Brown University the best university for veterans. We host monthly luncheons and operate an exclusive, veteran-only study space. Brown offers a Resumed Undergraduate Education program that caters to veteran students. We make veteran applicants a priority with Application Fee Waivers, a Guaranteed Phone Interview, Generous Yellow Ribbon® Awards and Financial Aid, and No SAT/ACT Required

Brown is proud to support its Commissioning programsWe offer Army, Naval, and Air Force ROTC programs in partnership with several local institutions. Brown supports and facilitates students’ participation in these programs.

The Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs, a service of the Division of Campus Life & Student Services, is located in room 317 of the J. Walter Wilson Building. We are here to serve you. 


We hope you find this site useful, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions:

Karen McNeil, Program Director, Former Arabic linguist in the US Navy

William Sommers '18, Commissioning Programs Student Liaison, Army ROTC cadet

Kaela Lynch '19, Student Coordinator, Army ROTC cadet

Joshua Waldman '20, Student Coordinator


"Yellow Ribbon®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).