A Message from the MVC: Living Our Values

The Military and Veteran Center (MVC) acknowledges recent events and affirms our commitment to supporting military-affiliated students and their families. We stand by those who have experienced racial injustice and we hold fast to the values of respect and equality. The MVC intentionally works to provide a welcoming environment on campus and we appreciate that UT Dallas leadership is supportive of the mission to serve those who have served! We will continue to promote community, inclusiveness and diversity. Please read our statement of support for Black and African American students from the UT Dallas President and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The MVC joins the UT Dallas President and Vice President for Student Affairs in supporting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and condemning violent and discriminatory acts. UT Dallas has a myriad of offices available for students to utilize including the Student Counseling Center, the Multicultural Center, and Galerstein Gender Center.


June 1, 2021

Military and Veteran Center

Welcome to the Summer 2021 semester. The MVC is now open, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Due to limited staffing during the month of June, the office will close one hour daily for lunch. During July, the MVC will close for lunch only on Fridays. To meet with a MVC staff member, contact them directly to schedule an appointment.

Current students are invited to join the MVC Virtual Team which has a general channel for questions and an announcements channel. Request access to the Team using the code “kL6z8dL“.




January 19, 2021

Military and Veteran Center

Welcome to the Spring 2021 semester. The Military and Veteran Center (MVC) is physically closed. MVC staff are working remotely and available to connect with you, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Our office inbox is [email protected], or visit Contact Us for specific staff members. MVC staff are available for virtual appointments via Webex and Teams.

Current students are invited to join the MVC Virtual Team using the code “kL6z8dL“ for an additional way to connect.

Finally, every Monday, the MVC Director will send a “UTD Vet Connect” with veteran-specific opportunities at UTD and in the local community.

For the latest UTD campus updates, visit COVID-19 Information.




December 14, 2020

Military and Veteran Center

The Military and Veteran Center (MVC) will be closed from December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021 for the University winter break. MVC staff will respond to your email and phone inquiries when we return on January 4, 2021.

If you have an urgent request, please contact the University police at 972-883-2222. For off-campus emergencies call 9-1-1.

If you are a student and experiencing a personal crisis, you may call 972-UTD-TALK (972-883-8255) to access a mental health professional 24/7. If you are in crisis and are not affiliated with UT Dallas, you may call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).




August 24, 2020

Military and Veteran Center

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester. Military and Veteran Center (MVC) staff are working remotely and available to connect with you, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Our office inbox is [email protected], or visit Contact Us for specific staff members. MVC staff are available for virtual appointments via Webex and Teams.

Current students are invited to join the MVC Virtual Team for an additional way to connect. See your weekly UTD Vet Connect email from the MVC Director for more details.

For the latest UTD campus updates, visit COVID-19 Information




April 9, 2020

Student Emergency Financial Assistance Program

The Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students established a Student Emergency Financial Assistance fund to help students with unanticipated expenses. A Student Emergency Financial Assistance need is defined as an unforeseen, short term issue that requires financial resources to solve, and, if not addressed, could prohibit ao student from remaining enrolled and persisting toward graduation at UT Dallas.

Go to the Dean of Students webpage for more information including eligibility criteria, expenses covered, required documentation, and the link to apply.

MVC Veteran Benevolent Fund

Students who previously/currently serve(d) in the U.S. military and who are experiencing a financial hardship are encouraged to contact MVC staff, Lisa Adams or Alex Rodriguez, for access to additional resources for UTD military-affiliated students.

National Guard Activations

Students whose units have been activated for COVID-19 are encouraged to contact MVC staff at [email protected]. We want to keep in touch with activated UTD students, provide checklists, and ensure policies/options related to military activation while enrolled are understood.