Military and Veteran Services

Welcome Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Military Family Members

Valdosta State University is proud to welcome members of the military and veterans. We honor your service and value the experiences and perspectives you bring to the classroom. The university has a long tradition of providing educational services to active duty military at Moody Air Force Base, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, and Albany Marine Logistics Base. The Adult and Military Programs Department was created in 2010 to assist adult learners and especially military/veteran students to successfully earn college degrees. We are committed to offering you our best - in academic advising, transitional guidance, and military/veteran student connection opportunities.

VSU named "2017 Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs Magazine!

A logo for the military friendly schools.Valdosta State University is a participant in the University System of Georgia Soldiers to Scholars Initiative and is dedicated to providing educational support to active-duty military members, veterans, and their family members. VSU is committed to being perceived as a "military friendly" institution and has instituted military outreach programs to ensure military students have the information and support they need to successfully attain their educational goals. VSU's military outreach efforts are coordinated by the staff of the Military Outreach Center. Contact us by email at, by phone at 912-510-3313, or by visiting our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

News for Military/Veteran Students

Complimentary Military Service Honor Cords for VSU Graduates

Military Honor CordIf you are participating in VSU's commencement exercises and are active duty military or a military veteran, service honor cords are available to you compliments of the VSU Vets and the Adult and Military Programs Department. The cords may be worn during commencement for either the graduate school or undergraduate exercises.

To receive service honor cords, see Mark Smith at West Hall, Room 106. The office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Board of Regents Expands Fee Waiver for Active Duty Military Personnel

The Georgia Board of Regents approved a resolution at its April 2012 meeting which includes an exemption from the Special Institutional Fee for all active duty military students beginning Fall 2012. This expands the waiver which was already available to any active duty military member with approved Tuition Assistance from Moody AFB, Kings Bay NB, and Albany MCLB. Eligible military personnel should contact VSU Veterans Affairs or VSU Registrar for appropriate forms.

Useful Links for Veteran and Military Students