From the end of the war until 2001, the University of Arizona's connection to the military presented primarily through its ROTC programs. The University of Arizona is proud to host all three ROTC programs (Air Force, Army, and Navy which also contains Marines) as a land-grant institution. These ROTC programs have produced thousands of Wildcat leaders who have commissioned into the United States Armed Forces as officers, and continues to do so today.
After the attacks on September 11th, 2001, and the subsequent campaigns that were fought in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the University began to see more and more veterans attending classes. In the 2019-2020 Academic Year, there were over 1800 student veterans enrolled at the University of Arizona. This number has been around the same for over five years and continues to hold each year. We are proud to welcome those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and to thank you for your selfless service to a grateful nation. As the Fall 2020 semester progresses, we will be updating this portion of the website with photos of our student veterans. If you'd like to have your photo featured, please email it to us via the link below.