Welcoming Veterans

Assumption College, a Veterans Administration-designated “Yellow Ribbon School” strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service, principles congruent with the brave women and men who have selflessly served our country with honor and bravery as a member of the United States Armed Forces.

Military and Veteran Opportunities

Assumption College recognizes that servicemen and women demonstrate great courage and make tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation and its people. The College has a number of programs and services in place to assist veterans, active duty and reserve members throughout their educational journey at Assumption, from the application process through graduation.

We strive to eliminate barriers to success for our service members, veterans, and their qualified dependents.  Our commitment is rooted in the belief that the combination of military experience and a liberal arts degree aligned with Assumption’s mission well-prepares individuals to achieve.

Additional Information for Veteran-Students


Annual Veterans' Day Observance

Each year, the Assumption College community pauses to recognize and thank Veterans for their selfless sacrifices in service of our country. The event features an alumni guest speaker who served in the Armed Forces and each Veteran in attendance is honored with an Assumption College challenge coin. Recent Veterans' Day events have included the blessing and dedication of a Veterans' Lounge and the announcement of new programs that train students how to care for Veterans through the College's Special Ops: Service Members, Veterans, and Families (SMVF) program.

Veterans' Day at Assumption

Assumption Named a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School

Assumption College is one of the nation’s best institutions for Veterans and has been recognized as a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School. This designation sets the standard for higher education institutions to best serve veterans and their spouses. 

Assumption Named a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School

Veterans Lounge

After reviewing available spaces on campus, the Veterans Success Committee chose adjoining rooms 125 and 126 in the Assumption IT Building to renovate and transform into the College’s Veterans’ Lounge. Centrally located, the Veterans’ Lounge has one room designated as a study area with windows overlooking the piazza in front of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center. The other room is a lounge with comfortable furniture and a large-screen television. 

Supporting Veterans 

Special Ops: SMVF Program

This 6-8 course, 18-24 credit online Special Ops: Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families (SMVF) program provides training for individuals in the human services field, arming them with knowledge of relevant issues facing Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. With over 1.9 million U.S. Service members deployed since 2001 and an increased role for service providers in the civilian sector, there is a growing need for human services professionals who are well versed in SMVF issues and rehabilitation techniques. Providers should have competence in military culture and the physical and psychological effects of war with an emphasis on prevention, assessment, and intervention. This program employs a culturally responsive and strengths-based framework to build relationships and effectively engage and empower SMVF to find effective solutions to the specific issues they face.

First-rate Academics in a Catholic College Setting

Assumption College strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the College pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.

Our Mission