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:
- Student veterans' clubs and organizations
- Veterans Affairs reintegration support
- Peer monitoring programs
Military & Veteran Student Services
Military and veteran students have the opportunity to be paired with a USD student for duration of one semester. The sponsor program facilitates a smooth transition to campus life.
Your USD sponsor knows what it takes to be successful at USD. They have each been selected because of their active involvement on campus and are committed to going the extra mile to ensure you have a great experience at USD
Because USD is committed to honoring military service there is no cost to participate in the buddy program. If this is something you may be interested in, just sign up below.
How the sponsor program works:
- Complete sponsor request form
- A sponsor will be assigned to you within three working days
- First meeting will take place withing one week from being assigned sponsor
- When prompted, complete mid-semester review of sponsor
- When prompted, complete semester evaluation of sponsor
All sponsors are assigned for one semester only. We try to match as closely to your request as possible on the basis of availability. Buddies are only assigned to students enrolled full time and living on campus.
Send an email to SVRC Coordinator Jacob.Aus@usd.edu to sign up.
Departments & Facilities
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.