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The Veterans Lounge is currently closed.

  • Military and Veterans Club
    • M.V.C. is the campus chapter of Student Veterans of America and is an organization at UIS that provides a support network to active military, veteran students and families. This is an open organization for students to come socialize and network, as well as discuss ways UIS can better accommodate the veteran student population on campus. Check the MVC’s UIS Connection Page for club meeting times and upcoming events, or contact the MVC President Abraham Rios ( to learn more.
  • Military and Veterans Lounge
    • The Military and Veterans Lounge is a physical space on campus designated for use by military personnel and student veterans. The lounge is located in the Public Affairs Center (PAC) room 117 (lower level near the bookstore) and is open whenever the PAC building is open. Please feel free to use this space to study, relax before or after classes, and possibly to run into some other student veterans.

Mark Dochterman, Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement and Coordinator for Veterans Affairs (217-206-8387,, is the contact on campus for veteran and military service questions regarding connecting military personnel and veterans to campus resources, the UIS Student Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, information in this document, military graduation cords, M.V.C., or any other questions you may have.