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Military & Veteran Student Services
North Complex Commons Suite 103 
414 E. Clark St. 
Vermillion SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Helping You Transition

USD has prioritized programs and services to help military and veteran students integrate into student life as smoothly as possible. Whether you're studying on campus or via an online or distance program, military and veteran students have access to academic and social support like:

  • Tutoring
  • Student veterans' clubs and organizations
  • Veterans Affairs reintegration support
  • Peer monitoring programs

Military/Veterans Admissions

Veterans' Services

Military & Veteran
Student Services

Get a Degree in Military Science

Train to commission as a 2nd LT in the United States Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

Earn your degree

Departments & Facilities

Military Science Student Speaking at an Event

Military Science

The USD Department of Military Science will train you to be a leader in the field and on the job. Through our Reserve Officer Training Crops (ROTC), we educate and train students to commission as 2nd lieutenants in the United States Army to serve our state and country.

USD ROTC cadets in the field.

Veterans' Services

Veterans' Services, a division within the Office of the Registrar, proudly assists service members, veterans and their families with applying for and receiving education benefits.

Group of ROTC Cadets.


In college and after graduation, Cadets find the training and experience they have received are assets - whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instructors provide. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. When Cadets complete the ROTC course and graduate, they become commissioned Officers in the U.S. Army.
Color Guard Walking through Parade.

Extracurricular Activities

During the school year, take part in numerous extracurricular activities such as the Ranger Challenge Team, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Bataan Death March, Intramural Sports, Color Guard, Cadet Socials and Net Pullers for football games.