The Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) at UW Tacoma serves as a resource for students providing support and referrals throughout campus and our community. The VMRC is also responsible for developing and offering campus programming that benefits our military-connected students. The VMRC comprises two staff: the Veteran and Military Services Staff and the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) Staff.
The Veteran and Military Services Staff is here to help military veterans and their dependents access their VA educational benefits and Washington state tuition waivers. Our benefits advisors can provide you with general benefit information as well as certify your educational services.
Co-located in the VMRC space is VIBE. VIBE provides an applied training environment that supports military veterans’ entrepreneurial aspirations and promotes their understanding of the current startup life cycle.
Alaska Airlines began sponsoring the VMRC location in 2016. This sponsorship includes a ten-year $20,000 annual donation to the center—the fund aids in providing student supportive programming and VIBE event backing.
Reach Our Staff
Our staff are available to assist! Learn more about us on our Contact Us page.
COVID-19 Information: We are still here for you! Our office may be closed, but the VMRC and VIBE staffs are still working hard to serve you. Reach out directly to our team or contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
GI Bill Update (COVID-19)
UW Tacoma received an important update about the GI Bill concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the full text by clicking the link below. Note: Special COVID-19 rules extended to December 21, 2021.
Last year's stole was $69.00. This cost covers the price of the stole, licensing fee, and shipping.
Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31) student graduates, please get an updated PO with "Graduation Supplies" (cap, gown, stoles, and fees) from your VR&E Case Manager.
The deadline to request stoles is Friday, April 15, 2021. Since this is just a request and not the official order- we would suggest completing the survey if interested. Any orders after that time may incur a late processing fee.
Once we finalize this year's cost in a few months, the ordering site will be open.
*The VMRC would like to thank The SAF Committee (SAFC) that contributed to this year's Military Stole Campaign, which will help decrease the out-of-pocket stole cost for our 2021 student veteran and military affiliate graduates.