The housing preferences of veteran students often differ from those of typical incoming students. So, consider the housing selection on and off campus and how your institution can offer living options that will appeal to veterans and military families.
Because veterans are typically older than traditional incoming students, and often have unparalleled life experience when entering school, many veterans don’t wish to live in a traditional dormitory environment. Some institutions allow veterans to live in graduate housing or offer family housing options. Others allocate dorm space specifically for veterans. As some veterans choose to live off campus, many universities will waive any on-campus living requirements for student veterans.
Some of the academic institutions participating in the ACE Veteran Success Jam indicated that their schools were beginning to offer veteran-specific housing in addition to accommodating more general housing needs of student veterans.