UF helps our fellow Americans in uniform translate military experience into civilian opportunity through higher education.
Posted: November 1, 2023
Veterans Day (November 11) makes this month a fitting occasion to salute our Grad Gators who are veterans or active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces.
It’s also an apt moment to spotlight how the University of Florida helps them translate military experience into civilian opportunity through higher education.
UF’s Number 6 ranking on the College Consensus 2023 list of top 100 military-friendly colleges and universities bears witness to its effective efforts to provide our nation’s defenders with higher education, professional development, and career advancement.
As military/veteran search engine College Recon notes, UF features…
…as an institution committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success spearheaded by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, and Veterans Affairs.
Other noteworthy initiatives through which UF champions student veterans:
Veterans and active-duty military form an important part of the Gator Nation — and UF stands ready, willing, and able to support them.
UF Veterans Day Lore: Iconic University of Florida landmark Century Tower (pictured left) — the chiming 157-foot centerpiece of the UF campus’ historic core — was built as a memorial to honor UF students and alumni who lost their lives in World War I and World War II military action. Begun in 1953 and completed in 1956, it houses a carillon of 61 bells that span five octaves and ring every quarter of the hour daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.