BLS Veterans

We would like to welcome all of our BLS military veterans to the University of Mary Washington. Many of UMW’s veterans choose to pursue the BLS degree program.

The BLS degree program accepts military transfer credit (up to 30 credits), and often accepts more transfer credits than the traditional BA/BS degree program. Please see the section on Transfer Credit for details.

*** Veterans are eligible for Priority Registration. To qualify you must self-identify with Academic Services, and ask to be added to the Priority Registration list. ***

Military, Veteran, and Prior-service Student Resource webpage will connect you with resources available on campus, in the community, and beyond. For the University’s growing community of veterans, the Veterans Resource Center is now open on the first floor of the University Center. It is open when the building is open and will be manned during the week. The new space has a kitchenette, lockers, a TV, chairs, a couch, and the chow hall right upstairs. It is a great place to gather informally or formally if you like.

If needed, UMW has an Office of Disability Resources.  The Office of Disability Resources works with students, faculty, and the UMW community to eliminate barriers and provide an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. For information on documentation requirements and services, please contact the office at 540-654-1266 or view the website at:

The Career and Professional Development web page has great information specifically for Veterans. Most of you are familiar with USAJobs, but this page goes beyond that, and will hook you up with employers who are looking for the skill set you have, combined with the education you are obtaining. Check it out. Career Center Veterans Resource Page