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UCM on the Appalachian Trail!

Attention UCM Military & Veteran Students!!!! ***FREE***


A group of UCM students will be participating in a service-learning experience in partnership with the Appalachian Trail conservancy. Selected students will perform a week of trail maintenance with the Konnarock Trail Crew, based out of Sugar Grove, Virginia.


Join us on the Appalachian Trail

When: May 25 to June 1

Cost: ***FREE***


Fill out your application by 15 April 2017:

See last year's students:

Sponsored by UCM’s Military & Veterans Success Center and the Department of Academic Enrichment



"Volunteering on the Appalachian Trail was amazing. Since being in college, I haven't had the opportunity to feel like part of a team like I did in high school and playing sports. Being able to work together and share sweat, laughs, and even a little blood (blisters) finally began to fill that void that was missing. The friends I made on the trip almost a year ago, have remained friends today, and I would make this journey and that crazy, daily mountain hike all over again."Kaitlyn Lowe, 2016 Appalachian Trail participant


Case Of Honor


The Office of Military and Veteran Services is seeking military service members and veterans consisting of UCM faculty, staff, students and alumni to be featured in our Military and Veteran Services Case of Honor outside of the Military and Veterans Success Center, Elliott Union 117. The Case of Honor provides an opportunity for the campus community to learn about the life of a service member or veteran and the life experiences gained from active duty to civilian life. Many service members and veterans have traveled the world and lived experiences most of us never will have the opportunity to experience. The Case of Honor provides an eye opening experience as to the demands, opportunities and rewards of military service as well as honors the service member and veteran for their service.   If you are interested in allowing the MVSC to feature you, please download the appropriate form according to your status of faculty, staff, student or alumni and submit same to Delilah Nichols, coordinator, Military and Veteran Services, via email at or fax 660.543.8452. If you have questions, please call Delilah at 660.543.8977.


Lunch & Learn


Bring your lunch & learn something while you eat

Each Session will be 40 min

1st session: 1110-1150

2nd session: 1210-1250

Both sessions will cover the same content



Sponsored by Career Services

April 12th



- Services available at both centers

- Resume Tips

- Interviewing

- Job search advice


Plese RSVP to Carrie Garlett to hold your spot--, 660-543-8452

2017 ROTC Patriot 5K Run/Walk

When: April 29th

Check in will start at 7am

Race will begin at 8am

Where: AJ Walton Stadium, 500 S Washington Ave, Warrensburg, MO

Proceeds will benefit local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2513 and the UCM Fighting Mules Battalion

For more information please email DJH51440@UCMO.EDU or CEM11650@UCMO.EDU



The Wall That Heals

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobil Education Center

Hosted by the McClure Archives and UCM Museum

Sponsored by the Office ot the Provost


UCM is honored to host The Wall That Heals!

When: 29 June - 2 July

James C Kirkpatrick Library Lawn

601 Missour St, Warrensburg, MO




Return With Purpose sessions are offered quarterly at the University of Central Missouri.  The sessions, a $300 value, are being offered for FREE to all service members, veterans and their spouses.  Return With Purpose is a one-day session that assists individuals wishing to set goals, transition to a new career, transition from active duty military life to civilian life.  Return With Purpose assists individual with identifying their true purpose and passion, set goals, identify barriers and ways to overcome barriers to meeting their full potential and goals.  Each participant will receive a binder with work session materials.  The one-day session is lead for CEO/Founder Gregg Ganschaw, a retired Air Force Veteran.   Individuals wishing to attend must pre-register by emailing Gregg Ganschaw or calling 314.520.2046 .  Learn what past participants say about Return With Purpose.





UCM's Office of the President and Military and Veteran Services is sponsoring the Atkins 5 K Stop Soldier Suicide Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race on Saturday, June 25.  The race begins at 9 am at the University of Central Missouri.  View the approved map route.  You can sign up to run as an individual, create a team or sign up under UCM's Military and Veteran Services Team.




UCM's annual ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the United States , September 11, 2001 will be observed by the University of Central Missouri on a date yet to be determined.  The ceremony will be held at noon on the campus quadrangle and is open to the campus and local communiuties.   This year's keynote speaker is yet to be determined. Please watch for updates. 



Please join the University of Central Missouri for a pre-game football celebration honoring Military Appreciation Day. The pre-game football celebration is 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Events Plaza, located off South Holden Street by SPIN! Pizza on the lower level mezzanine.  The pre-game celebration is free to all military families of Whiteman Air Force Base and military families of UCM.  All guests will receive a general admission ticket to watch UCM at 1 pm after the tailgate.  Activities in the celebration are suitable for the entire family and will include: face painting, balloon animals, children activities, bouncy houses, tailgate food and refreshments, yard games, pictures with Mo and much more! 




  • 3rd Annual Military and Veteran Appreciation Breakfast hosted by Sodexo - UCM Dining by Sodexo will host a free breakfast from UCM faculty, staff, and students who served in the military.  A veteran or military id must be presented.  All other guests can attend the breakfst and eat for a special price of $4.99 per person.  Jeff Huffman, director, UCM Military and Veteran Services, will give welcome remarks at 8 am.  The breakfast will be held in November,, Ellis Dining Center. Watch for updates about the Military Appreciation Breakfast.

  • 6th Annual Military Appreciation Blood Drive - The 6th Annual American Red Cross Military Appreciation Blood Drive will be held 9 am - 3 pm in the Elliott Student Union 236-238 in November 2017.  Appointments preferred; walk-ins are welcome!  To schedule an appointment visit and enter sponsor code: UCMO.  Learn more about the Military Appreciation Blood Drive.

  • Veterans Day Ceremony  - November 11, 2017, Matthews-Crawford American Legion Post 131, 733. E. Young Street, Advanced RSVP for the luncheon is requested and can be made by contacting the American Legion at 660.747.5957.

  • UCM Jennies Basketball - UCM Athletics invites all service members, veterans and their families to attend the Jennies basketball game match for free with a military id.

  • Veterans Day Ceremony - November 2017, Missouri Veterans Home-Warrensburg, 1300 Veterans Road, Warrensburg, MO. 

  • UCM Jennies Volleyball - UCM Athletics invites all service members, veterans and their families to attend the Jennies Volleyball match for free with a military id.

  • Salute to Veterans Day Tailgate - UCM Athletics invites service members, veterans and their family members to the Salute to Veterans Day at the Mules football game.  Free admission is available to all service members, veterans and their family members with a military id. 




UCM's annual Veterans Summit and Resource Fair will be held in March of 2018.  The event will kick off with the Resource Fair and the Veterans Summit will start at 8:15 a.m. in Elliott Union 240. Several panel discussions will be held.