For the 7th year in a row, UCF has earned the Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

“We are very proud of the distinction, which we believe helps UCF draw the best in returning veterans to our university,” said Paul Viau, director for Veterans Academic Resource Center.

VARC is a one-stop solution to meet the needs of student veterans. The center provides tutoring; study space; academic advising; career guidance; counseling; assistance with classroom and examination accommodations; and tools to stay on track and finish their degree.

“I need to ensure I can be a successful student. Having the VARC in my corner means that I have easy access to all the educational resources,” stated Eric Bobo, MAT Social Science Education.

VARC partners include: Transfer and Transition Services, Career Services, Student Academic Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Accessibility Services.

The center is located at the CFE Arena, suite 100. For more information, call 407.823.2707 or visit