U to recognize student veterans on Veteran’s Day

There are 700 student veterans currently enrolled at the University.

Sarah Nienaber

The University of Minnesota will host the fourth annual Student VeteranâÄôs Appreciation Day activities Thursday.
The ROTC Joint Military Color Guard and the Minnesota Marching Band Brass Quintet will kick off the event at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at
Northrop Plaza.
Guest speakers for the event include University of Minnesota Regent Dean Johnson, CLA assistant dean for Student Services Chris Kearns and Student Veterans Association co-president Kim Wooster.
At noon, a free chili luncheon will be served, while supplies last.
Seven hundred student veterans are currently enrolled at the University, said Mary Koskan of One Stop.
The University Veterans Services offers assistance for veterans year-round.
âÄúIn that office we have staff who can assist students with their certification for their benefits,âÄù Koskan said.
âÄúWe also have a staff member there who is from the Department of Veterans Affairs who can assist students with non-education type benefits, which could be medical, employment [or] there are various benefits that they can help them with as well.âÄù
ThursdayâÄôs event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. In the case of bad weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Northrop Atrium.
The dayâÄôs activities are being sponsored by the Office for Student Affairs, One Stop, TCF Bank Foundation and the Student Veterans Association.