Resources and News for Military Veterans & Active Duty Service Members @ Penn.

Since the College of Philadelphia became the University of Pennsylvania in 1779, Penn men and women have served in America’s military from the Revolution to the present.

The goal of Veterans at Penn is to provide support, resources, networking, and information for military veteran and active duty students, faculty, and staff at theUniversity of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Veterans Upward Bound Program
UPenn Yellow Ribbon Program @ Penn
UPenn Wharton Veterans Club
UPenn Program in Mental Health Education Assessment, Recovery, & Leadership for Social Workers Program - providing specialized training focusing on the recognition, assessment, and treatment responses to mental and behavioral health symptoms manifested by veterans and their families.

Veterans are encouraged to access the Penn In Washington web page @ for information re: internships, alumni mentoring, and other opportunities in our nation's Capital.

UPenn Law School Pro Bono Service Members & Veterans' Legal Assistance

Philadelphia Vet Center
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia VA Regional Office
Higher Education Resources for Veterans
Switch - a career transition blog for veterans by veterans
Click here for info re: housing assistance, legal assistance,  temporary financial assistance & assistance with applying for VA benefits
Veterans Posse Program the goal of this program is to increase the rate at which veterans attend and graduate from selective colleges & universities
Student Veterans of America
National Veterans Foundation College Guide for Servicemembers & Veterans
Military Assistance Project (legal/financial services)
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network
Center for Minority Veterans
Center for Women Veterans
Click here for Troops to Teachers info; more info & application @
Operation Home & Healing
Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network
Philadelphia Bar Association Military & Veterans Assistance Program                                                                                                         
Commit Foundation - assisting with veterans' transition to the professional civilian world
American Corporate Partners (connecting veterans & business leaders)
Mentor Vet -  - a web-based program that matches student veterans with mentors from industry.
The Mission Continues - empowering post 9/11 veterans to transition to leadership positions

Veterans & Mesothelioma -


Fiscal resources for veterans
Click here for a brief history of US Military Veterans @ the University of Pennsylvania
Click here to contact the Veterans@Penn committee



A Conversation with – Dr. Edna Foa
Professor of Clinical Psychology & Director

of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

Dr. Edna Foa, a world-renown authority on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety, will speak on trauma, symptoms, and treatment of mental disorders involving workplace stress, military service, and sexual trauma.

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd floor conference room

Click here for more information.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Click here for more information.

Past Events

The Veterans@Penn Committee


4th Annual Veterans Day - Flag Raising Ceremony


College Green – Locust Walk

Monday, November 11, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.



Welcome                                  Ralph J. De Lucia                                      Office of Affirmative Action & Equal

                                                                                                                                          Opportunity Programs


Presentation of Colors            82nd Airborne Division Color Guard

Flag Raising                                82nd Airborne Division Color Guard


National Anthem/                     “The Star Spangled Banner “                           Lyrics by Francis Scott Key

Stanley Davis                                                                                                   Music by John Stafford Smith              

The Philadelphia                                                                                            

Multicultural Music Center

For Non-Violence                                                                                                                 


Invocation                                    Charles Howard                                       University Chaplain

History of Veterans Day          Diane Sandefur                                        TRIO Veterans Upward Bound


Stanley Davis                             “America the Beautiful “                      Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates

                                                                                                                          Music by Samuel A. Ward              


Closing Hymn/                           “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                  Lyrics by James Weldon Johnson

Stanley Davis                                                                                                   Music by John Rosamond Johnson                                                                                                                                                               



Click here for information about the UBS Veterans Day 2013 internship event.


You are invited to join us as we celebrate Black History Month, and our celebration of achievement recognizing the role of African Americans veterans in U.S. history, with a premier of the showing of the documentary, Veterans of Color, followed by a panel discussion.


This film tells the stories of what African American veterans faced while serving in the military and upon returning home after their service in World War II, the Korean and Viet Nam wars.


Friday, February 15, 2013

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The David Rittenhouse Laboratory – A8

209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA


In conjunction with the VUB Cultural Program and Black History Month. In partnership with the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the VPUL: TRIO Veterans Upward Bound Program.

 To RSVP or request a reasonable accommodation, call 215-898-6993, or email:

For the unique photography exhibit “From War to Home: Through the Veteran’s Lens,” 40 veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were given cameras and the opportunity to tell their stories in words and images.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is hosting “From War to Home,” an exploration of the impact of military service, deployment, and homecoming, from Monday, February 11, through Thursday, March 28.   On Thursday, February 14, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, Penn Nursing will hold a panel discussion with veterans whose stories and photos are featured in the exhibit. The exhibit and panel discussion take place at Penn’s Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia. Both are free and open to the public.   “From War to Home,” funded by the Veterans Administration, provides a window into the impact of military service on health and the stress of making the transition back to civilian life.  The narratives also chronicle how veterans move forward with their education and professions, and provide support and strength to each other. One of the goals of the exhibit is to improve healthcare and access to resources for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.   As part of Michelle Obama’s “Joining Forces” initiative, the First Lady visited Penn Nursing in April 2012 to announce a major initiative by more than 150 of America’s leading nursing organizations and more than 450 U.S. nursing schools to ensure the nation’s nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.  Hosting “From War to Home” reflects Penn Nursing’s commitment to educating current and future nurses on how to recognize and care for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other combat-related issues.   The opening coincides with the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, organized by the VA Voluntary Service to recognize the more than 98,000 veterans who are cared for every day in VA facilities across the U.S.  The exhibit was curated by Gala True and designed by David Comberg.


October 9, 2012

Careers for Veterans:  A Webcast Sponsored by Boeing

April 11, 2012

Job Readiness: Veterans Education & Job Fair; click here for more information.

Click here to view photos of the job fair.

January 26, 2012

Silent Voices: the Perceptions of Homeless Veterans; click here for more information.

November 4, 2011

A History of Penn Military Veterans, click here for more information.

November 11, 2011

Veterans Day observance/flag raising

Warrior Writers: Re-Making Sense, 11/11/11, UPenn Bookstore, noon

Join Warrior Writers for a special visual arts presentation and select readings from Re-Making Sense, Warrior Writers' second anthology of creative work by veterans of the global War on Terror.  This event is presented by Warrior Writers in conjunction with Veterans Upward Bound and the Affirmative Action Office of the University of Pennsylvania.

October 21, 2011

Veterans@Penn Brown Bag Series: Resources for Veterans

October 19, 2011

Click here for information & volunteer to assist in the Home Depot renovation of the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House ( near the UPenn campus.

Google Inc. Veterans Recruiting/Networking Event
Google Inc. is conducting a recruiting and networking event for University of Pennsylvania Veterans occurring the weeks of March 28 - April 1 and April 4 - 9.

If you are a Veteran, please email with your name, UPenn affiliation (school), and branch of service to receive the event details.

Foreign military Veterans are welcome to attend.

All Veterans, regardless of their attendance, are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Wharton Veterans Club and introduce themselves so that we can continue to strengthen our personal and professional relationships amongst each other and within the UPenn community.

Veterans@Penn Brown Bag Series

The Transitioning Veteran & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Friday, April 8


Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room



Christopher M. Green

Military Sourcing Expert - outreach to veterans


US Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Channel

1400 16th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202


phone: 720-359-6946

Click here for info re: a veterans service representative position @ Brown University

Half of Student Veterans Have Contemplated Suicide, Chronicle of Higher Education, 8/4/11

Click here to view the Veterans@Penn image montage

You are invited to complete a survey for military personnel and veterans who are currently or previously students at a university. This survey is being conducted by the University of Utah National Center for Veterans Studies, and is intended to assess veterans’ experiences both on and off college and university campuses, and to determine what contributes to veteran success.

Click here to access the survey.

Click here for info re: the Google Code Jam for Veterans, an online computer coding contest open to U.S. military Veterans that will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The 1st place winner will claim a $2,500 prize, 2nd and 3rd place a ChromeBook and Nexus 7 tablet, respectively.
Thanking active duty servicemembers: