First-Year & Transfer Military Veterans

Header photo of a soldier saluting with the text ' The Hidden Curriculum: Navigating the transition from service to higher education'


Academic Team:
Anthony Whipple (
First-Year Experience Seminar Instructor
Miguel Garcia (
Peer Mentor

UGST 399 First Year Experience Seminar – 1 Credit 

CRN: 16373: T: 9:00 – 9:50 AM, TYKE 240 

The Hidden Curriculum: Navigating the Transition from Service to Higher Education

This class will assist veteran and military related students in their transition and success in higher education. This is an attempt to promote graduation and retention rates and develop the veteran community on campus. A focus will be the exploration of education systems around the University of Oregon, and their effect on veteran students. Discussions and projects are based on creating support networks and strategies to navigate these systems. Students will read and learn about other topics around education such as leveraging skills gained from service, self advocacy, understanding what graduate studies are, and the pathways through and beyond their current goals.

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