• Students and staff participating in the Veterans Day Run. The sunrise causes the runners to appear as dark silhouettes, with only their breath being visible.

    Salute to service

    Continue your mission at WMU

  • WMU military alumni holding a WMU flag in front of a helicopter

    Military Scholarships

    WMU offers several military specific scholarships

Serving those who have served.

The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs provides guidance and mentorship for veterans, those still serving and their family members. We offer assistance in academic and benefit support; we also bring answers to questions regarding WMU, the VA and southwest Michigan.

While transitioning back into civilian and college life, let us help you with many of the challenges that you may face, including:

  • Academic support
  • Career services
  • Counseling and disability services
  • GI benefits and in-state tuition
  • Student Veterans of America (SVA)
  • Transition assistance
  • VetSuccess on Campus


  • A portrait of Lt. James Mostek.

    Researching and developing engines that could power intergalactic missions sounds like a job description ripped from the film script of "Men in Black." But there are no sleek black suits among the ranks of the United States Space Force—an elite group of military personnel known as guardians working to protect America's interests in space. Western Michigan University alumnus Lt. James Mostek was among the first service members recruited to the team.


First cohort of Military Allies graduates
February 6

Merze Tate College's Office of Military and Veterans’ Affairs (OMVA) is proud to announce the graduation of its first cohort of Military Allies. Thirteen faculty or staff completed the online and in-person training.

National Guardsman, a WMU alum, helps lead effort to feed thousands of Michigan families
May 7

2nd Lt. Hunter Davidson and his team of Michigan National Guard soldiers help feed families during COVID-19. 

Service Continuity Update
November 24, 2021

As the Spring semester approaches, the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs will begin in-person services. You will be able to receive the support, guidance, and mentoring via face-to-face appointments, phone, email, and Zoom.

For an appointment, you may call our office at 269-387-4444.  Phone calls will be attended to in the order received. 

You may also contact the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs staff via email directly:

Your success is our top priority, and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!

WMU approves Block Transfer of Military Credit Policy
September 16

Students who are military service members or veterans may receive a block of up to 15 credit hours of open elective credit towards a bachelor's degree.

Military students receive priority registration benefits
September 14

Students qualifying for VA priority registration must be active-duty military, veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard or ROTC.