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.

Graduate Schools and NROTC
Anne Marie Gesslein, Associate Director of Military and Veteran Affairs
Eric Halperin, Coordinator of Military and Veteran Affairs
202 Kent Hall
(212) 854-3161
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.

School of General Studies
(Please visit https://gs.columbia.edu/veterans)
Tessie Scroggins
Assistant Director of Educational Financing for Veterans Benefits
408 Lewisohn Hall
(212) 854-5410
Teachers College: The Office of the Registrar
Thorndike Hall, 3rd Floor
525 West 120th Street, Box 311
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 678-4050
Email: registrar@tc.columbia.edu

Submit Veterans Request for Certification Form
GS students: gs.columbia.edu/veterans-request-certification-fall-spring
Grad students: veteranaffairs.columbia.edu/content/veterans-request-certification


- Columbia Honor Roll remembers all of the Columbia students killed in US-involved military conflicts since 1754.

-Tillman Scholars

Veterans at Columbia
John Fenlon (Business, '71)

U.S. Navy, 1967-1971

I joined Columbia in September of 1966 and was just starting my second semester when the draft deferment for business school was eliminated. In March of 1977, I received my draft notice and rather than joining the Army immediately, I joined the Navy and was able to complete that semester.

Damion DiGrazia (GS, '10)

United States Air Force, 2001-2004

I am waiting in the MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) in Brooklyn, NY, about to leave in a van to go to the airport where about fifty of us will depart to different airlines; resulting in our end destinations, the different branches of the U.S. military. Happenchance, this is the morning of September 11th.

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.