Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is fully operational, staff is back in the office and also working remotely due to the current public health emergency caused by COVID-19.  Our hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.   

We are actively responding to emails and monitoring voice mail. We appreciate your patience as we conduct University business remotely from home.  You may contact us in the following ways:

For questions about University operations during this time, please see the COVID-19 Information page at

Thank you for your patience.

What to do if you are called to active military service?

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs provides support to veterans, active duty service members and their families by administering services that assist with the transition from military service member to college student.  Our goal is to be responsive to the multifaceted concerns of Veterans and assist them in achieving their educational goals.


We are a network of resources comprised of veterans, active duty, reservist, guard, dependents, and supporters throughout the University and community. Many of the employees at the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs are Veterans or currently serving in the military and can provide guidance in the areas of Veteran education benefits, community outreach programs, and university extra-curricular events. 

Learn from WP veteran students about how the OVMA can assist you (click on the picture below to start the video): 

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Class of 2023


Veteran & Military students at William Paterson University have ongoing responsibilities based on their individual entitlement under GI Bill ®, Vocational and tuition assistance programs.  William Paterson University, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, closely monitor each student's enrollment status and academic progress. The student's entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which she or he is enrolled and any changes in the academic program.  It is required that all students utilizing military education benefits follow the guidelines listed within the William Paterson University handbook.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at


Silvia Barrera - Coordinator

Phone: 973-720-3660

Regular Hours:

 Monday through Friday

 8:30am - 4:30pm

 Summer Hours:

 Monday through Thursday

 8:00am - 5:15pm


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VETERANS IN THE CLASSROOM: WP supports Veterans who want to be teachers.
Join the Student Veteran Organization (SVO)