Across Columbia University's many schools and programs, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces play an integral part in the student life, academic endeavors, and intellectual accomplishments of the University. This website serves as an online resource for learning about the veteran population at Columbia. Further, it offers a central and comprehensive repository of the services, policies, and procedures that affect students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Office Hours
Our office is in 202 Kent Hall. You may reach us by phone at 212-854-3161 and by email at veterans@columbia.edu. Our fax number is 212-854-2818.
We have walk-in hours on the following days:   
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Appointments are welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays; please email us at veterans@columbia.edu to schedule an appointment time.
Coming soon: Online appointment scheduling. Watch this space for updates.


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-Tillman Scholars

Veterans at Columbia
Monique Tuyisenge-Onyegbula (SIPA '10)

U.S. Navy

This story was featured as part of "On Campus: Columbia News" during Commencement Week 2010.  The story in its original source can be viewed here.

John W. Dandola (SIPA, '10)

Staff Sergeant, United States Army, 1996-2008

With only the intent of being able to tell bemusing stories to my childhood friends I enlisted in the United States Army in 1996. Had I known the experience would be as life changing as it's been, I would have joined years earlier. During my tenure, I developed a deep sense of loyalty and professional respect for my comrades which significantly enhanced my passionate respect and defense of the public sector, its practitioners, and its unique objectives.

La-Verna J. Fountain
Vice President, Construction Business Services and Communications
Columbia University Facilities
SP4, U.S. Army - 95C; 7IL (1976-1978)

I joined the military because I didn’t know what else to do. My brothers served, my father served and eventually, I married a veteran. The military was a realistic choice for a woman with no money raised in the mountains of Southcentral Pennsylvania.