Veterans Events

Event Videos


Fall 2016


Spring 2017

  • March 11: Student Veteran Career Summit, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lewis University, Romeoville. RSVP, Hosted by CAEL
  • March 13:  Application window opens for 2017 COD Veterans Expedition & Teambuilding Scholarship to Great Smokey Mountain National Park.  Fulfills Contemporary Life Skills requirement or speech requirement for AAS degrees - Speech 1120 Small Group Communication and Speech 1840 for student leaders.  The field study class will meet May 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and will take place May 20 - 27.  Deadline to apply is April 29.  Contact Jose Alferez, Manager, Veterans Services to schedule your interview and submit your application.
  • March 14:  Roll Call Chicago, Active Military and Veteran Employment Networking Event, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Foss Park Golf Pavilion, 3144 Argonne Dr., North Chicago.  FREE.  Please RSVP
  • March 15:  Deadline to submit your application for the 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony.  All students who earn a degree or certificate in the academic year (Fall 2016, Summer 2017, Spring 2017) may participate
  • March 21:  The Posse Foundation Campus Visit.  Seeking Veteran students to award full tuition scholarships to highly selective four year colleges. 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Veterans Lounge, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260 
  • March 29: Bridges to Employment, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by SVA-IL at Lewis University, Romeoville.  Free.  RSVP required at Eventbrite
  • April 2:  Application Deadline for Focus Forward Fellowship
  • April 5: Lewis University Military and Veteran Visit Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Services Center / Student Resource Center Hallway
  • April 6:  Third Annual Student Veterans Leadership Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Springfield, IL.  RSVP for a free carpool to this event. Key Highlights: Governor Bruce Rauner will address SVA-IL, Keynote Speaker Roy E. Ziegler, II, Joint Resolution 57 declaring Illinois a Purple Heart State, State Legislative and Public Policy Panels, Federal Legislative and Public Policy Panel, Meetings with state legislators.  SVA Leadership Day Agenda.  RSVP by April 2.
  • April 8:  She Served, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ComEd Training Center, Chicago.  Join ComEd and nonprofit, One Savvy Veteran for a day of learning about energy careers. Free. Child care included. RSVP by April 6.
  • April 18: Lewis University Military and Veteran Visit Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Services Center / Student Resource Center Hallway
  • April 19:  Bridges to Employment, 6 to 9 p.m., Saint Xavier University, Chicago. Free. RSVP required at Eventbrite.
  • April 27:  Private Screening of Veteran Documentary 'Light Up To Live,' 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Studio Movie Grill, Rice Lake Square, Wheaton.  Free for U.S. Military (current or retired) with Military ID. 
  • May 2: Lewis University Military and Veteran Visit Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Services Center / Student Recourse Center Hallway
  • May 6: Classroom Meeting for Great Smokey Mountains Speech 1120: Small Group Communication and Speech 1840 for Student Leaders, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • May 6:  Diamonds and Dog Tags Gala - Communicating the Spirit of '45, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Cantigny Park - Le Jardin, Wheaton
  • May 13 - 20: Armed Forces Week
  • May 19: 2nd Annual Veterans Award Reception, College of DuPage, Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 2001
  • May 20: Armed Forces Day 
  • May 20 - 27: Veterans Expedition & Teambuilding 2017


Summer 2017

  • June 14: Happy Birthday Army!
  • June 27: National PTSD Awareness Day
  • July 22: Rockin' For The Troops
  • August 4: Happy Birthday Coast Guard!


Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991  

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260

Veterans Day at COD

Thank You Veterans Video

Veterans Day

Veterans Services at COD invited students, staff, faculty and friends of COD to participate in a week-long celebration to thank and honor all who have served this country and preserved its freedom.

Veterans Association Meeting

The Veterans Association strives to create a community of camaraderie for Veterans on campus.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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