Resources

UST Military History

In 1906, the United States War Department designated the College of St. Thomas (CST) a military school. In 1907, the school was named a military college, a distinction held by only 18 other schools in the country. By 1912, CST was the largest private military academy in the United States.

Undergraduate Student Orientation Alternatives for Veterans

If you are an incoming undergraduate veteran student, you will be invited to participate in a one-day orientation for first-year students or a half-day orientation for transfer students.  Many veterans appreciate these group opportunities as they include resources fairs and other opportunities to meet new and current students, staff and faculty.  These programs also include opportunities for parents, spouses, and guests.  Others prefer an individual appointment.  To discuss options, contact the Dean of Students Office (orientation@stthomas.edu; 651-962-6051).  Be sure to state that you are a benefits eligible veteran and whether you are a first-year or transfer student. 

Higher Education Coordinator - MNDVA

The ultimate goal of the Higher Education Veterans Program is to empower veterans to create and maintain a network to assist in their lives. The active members of the military have a service network in place to help with all the needs of the military community. Yet, once the service person and families leave that network, they are on their own to navigate life and the community. St. Thomas wants to help them be successful.

Duane Bauer is a representative of the Higher Education Veterans Program that provides services and support for veterans and their families.  He can assist in providing information regarding benefits, finding resources that may assist the college transition, and providing general support. 

On-Campus Visits

  • St. Paul - First Wednesday of each month; Anderson Student Center, Second Floor, Campus Way.
  • Minneapolis Campus - Third Wednesday of each month; Terrence Murphy Hall, Next to Bookstore.

View Duane's Availability

Contact to Schedule an Appointment: Duane Bauer (612-238-4568)

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Family Members of Veteran and Deployed Students

The University of St. Thomas values the opportunity to work with student veterans and their families throughout their University experience. The University’s goal is to create a partnership that enhances our students’ success.  If you have questions or seek direction regarding support for a veteran student, please email (or call 651-962-6050).

VA Health Care

The VA Health Care System provides a number of resources to assist student veterans.

Benefits to VA Health Care:

 You have access to primary care and other needed medical supports,

  • Connecting to VA Care will serve as health care under the Affordable Health Care Act meaning you will not need to purchase healthcare coverage.
  • VA care limits your liability for out-of-pocket expenses that can occur from trips to the emergency room.
  • You can work with VA Health Care professionals that understand the needs of returning service members.

On-Campus Visits

  • St. Paul - First Wednesday of each month; Anderson Student Center, Second Floor, Campus Way.
  • Minneapolis Campus - Third Wednesday of each month; Terrence Murphy Hall, Next to Bookstore.

To learn more about your VA health care, visit https://www.minneapolis.va.gov/services/vital.asp or call Bradley Foss at 612-250-9627. He can also assist with additional VA related questions i.e. Compensation & Pension, VA home loans, etc…