Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Veterans

The Graduate School thanks you for your service, leadership, and dedication, which will enrich our Cornell community during your time at Cornell. Here you will find a supportive community that includes other veterans among our faculty, staff, and your graduate and professional student peers. We want you to find the intellectual, academic, social, and financial resources you need to be successful in your graduate experience at Cornell. Please contact Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Jan Allen if you have questions or need information.


Graduate School Welcome Dinner for Graduate and Professional School veterans and their families: Tuesday, September 13, 5:00 to 6:30, Big Red Barn. Please RSVP to


Veterans Education Benefits: Full or part-time Cornell graduate and professional students who are active duty or reserve personnel, veterans, or, in some cases, the child or spouse of a veteran are eligible for Veteran Education Benefits. Questions about your certification or other matters can be directed to Cornell’s VA Representative at or (607) 255-4232.

Yellow Ribbon Program: Cornell University has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a supplement to the Post-9/11 educational benefit that further defrays the cost of higher education for military veterans. Veterans eligible for VA benefits should contact their Veterans Administration regional office for eligibility. (Please note, if you are currently on active duty status and you are 100% Post 9/11 eligible, you will need to be released from active duty no later than August 1 to use the full VA benefit. Once you have obtained your certificate of eligibility letter from the VA, please forward to Cornell's Office of the University Registrar, who will process all forms.) For further information, please visit the VA website.

Information and Resources

Cornell’s Military Community is Cornell’s clearinghouse for information and resources for veterans among our faculty, staff, and students.

To join the Cornell Veterans email list, email Cassie Joseph at