Ohio State's Office of Military and Veterans Services
"Consider that today, 50 ROTC cadets in your graduating class will become commissioned officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. 130 of your fellow graduates have already served -- some in combat, some on multiple deployments. Of the 98 Veterans earning bachelor's degrees today, 20 are graduating with honors. And at least one kept serving his fellow Veterans when he came home by helping to start up a campus organization called Vets4Vets. As your Commander-in-Chief, I could not be prouder of all of you." -- President Barack Obama, The Ohio State University Commencement, May 5, 2013
The Office of Military and Veterans Services is the university's single point of contact for all military and veterans services and concerns. The office strives to ensure the academic success of Ohio State's student-veterans. Any student utilizing VA education benefits must work with this office as part of their registration and enrollment in The Ohio State University.
Some of the office's services include:
Manage the VA certification and registration for all Veterans education benefits to which student-veterans and their dependents are entitled.
Coordinate all VA education benefit and payment activities with the Student Services Center, the Office of the Registrar, the Bursar, Financial Aid, and Student Records.
Assist students with accessing essential university services such as Academic Exploration & Advising, Student Advocacy, Counseling & Consultation, and Disability Services.
Connect students with State and Federal agencies that support veterans.
185 Student Academic Services Building
281 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
Michael Carrell, Assistant Vice Provost & Director, 614-292-3898
Michael Forrest, Director, Veterans Transition & Services, 614-292-7047
Gina Lee, Veterans Benefits Specialist, 614-292-3453
Amanda Patterson, Academic Advisor, 614-292-6908
Josh Clasen, Program Coordinator, 614-292-4506
Angela Abel, Dept of VA, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, 614-688-1602
Amanda holds walk-in Academic Advising hours during the following days/times below:
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am - 12pm
Angela holds walk-in during the following days/times below:
Students are welcome to call and make appointments for times outside of these hours.
The following partners will also be holding office hours on a recurring basis in our office space:
OSU Counseling and Consultation Services:
Fall Semester Schedule TBD:
OSU Career Counseling and Support Services:
Fall Semester Schedule: Ryan Wilhelm will be in the Veterans Lounge the 4th Wednesday of the Month 9am - 12 Noon
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare Fall 2017 Schedule:
- Sep 20; 105D SAS Building 9am - 3pm
- Oct 4; Ohio Union, 12th Ave, Mobile Unit 9am - 3pm
- Oct 18; Veterans Lounge 9am -1pm
- Nov 1; Ohio Union, 12th Ave, Mobile Unit 9am - 3pm
- Nov 7; OSU Marion Campus 9am - 3 pm
- Nov 15; 105D SAS Building 9am - 3pm
- Nov 29; Veterans Lounge 9am - 3pm
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Centers--Josh Ricketts, Vet Center Coordinator Fall 2017 dates are:
- Sept 20; Veterans Lounge, 9am - 1pm
- Oct 18; Veterans Lounge, 9am - 1pm
- Nov 1; FAES Campus
- Nov 29: Veterans Lounge, 10am - 3pm
We look forward to serving you!