The University of California Santa Barbara warmly welcomes veterans, national guard, and reserve members returning from or continuing their service. You, and those who will follow you in the years ahead, have earned our respect, admiration, and support as you begin a new phase of your lives here at UCSB. Both the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) and the Military Families Organization (MFO) are here to help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible and your college experience rewarding and productive.
We offer support to new and current student veterans and reserve component personnel as well as family members, active duty members, and our veteran alumni. It is our goal to establish functional and widespread networks of support and friendship for our military-related community as they navigate college and move out to the workforce. If the SVO or MFO can help, don't hesitate to contact us or come join us at one of our meetings for food and good company. Welcome to UCSB!