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National Veterans and Military Families Month 2023

National Veterans and Military Families Month is a time dedicated to the brave men and women who have served our nation, and the resilient families who stand by their side. Throughout this special month, Veterans Services is excited to bring you a series of events and activities that aim to celebrate, support, and honor our veterans and military families.

Yellow ribbons will line the campus perimeter to remember all who have served in war and peacetime.


Collection Drive for Operation Support Our Troops

Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 4
Veterans Services, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225

In collaboration with COD Cares Gift of Giving, Veterans Services will be collecting OSOT’s most needed items for our deployed military members. Drop-off bins will be in the Veterans Services Office, SSC 2225, the TEC main entrance in front of TEC 1034, the HSC lobby, and near the entrance of the Bookstore.

Career Research Using Your MOS

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Choosing a career can be challenging however, learning how and where to research can help. This webinar will cover several valuable websites, including Career Coach, where you can explore career summaries, local wages, employment projections, and other helpful information to explore potential career paths. Additionally, it will be demonstrated how veterans can use their MOS code to identify civilian equivalent job titles.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • Presentation of Colors, DuPage Honor Guard
  • National Anthem, Erick Flores
  • Speaker, Jason Ertz, College of DuPage Reference Librarian/Professor, Marine Corps Veteran
  • Light refreshments will be served in the Veterans Lounge, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260 following the ceremony.

Greeting Cards for Veterans and Deployed Military Members

Thursday, Nov. 9

Write notes of thanks and encouragement to veterans and deployed military members to show your appreciation and support. Co-sponsored by Gift of Giving.

Armed Forces Exhibition

Thursday, Nov. 16
Student Services Center (SSC), Atrium

Armed forces memorabilia: service uniforms, branch insignia, awards, medals and ribbons.

Veterans Day Read-In

Thursday, Nov. 16
Library Alcove, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2020

Service and sacrifice of veterans and their families are honored through diverse viewpoints reflections and presentations. Hosted by College of DuPage English Professor Robert Hazard.

Healing Hidden Wounds of War

Tuesday, Nov. 28

This event is dedicated to addressing the critical topic of mental health within the veteran community. Explore a comprehensive mental health fair featuring resource tables offering informative materials about their services. Experience the therapeutic comfort of therapy dogs as well as self-care breaks throughout the event. Bring your lunch and engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion with veterans who will share their personal journeys and insight on mental health. 

This event will be co-sponsored by the Student Veterans Association.

Career Services Webinar: Making a Civilian Resume with Military Experience

Wednesday, Nov. 29

While there is no "one size fits all" resume, there are a number of universal tips and guidelines that we like to share with students. Join our webinar to learn about options for getting started and strategies you can take to feel confident in the document you create. During this session military examples will be used and how to present the information in a civilian job search. Bring your questions for this helpful resume discussion. 

Contact Information

Veterans Services
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A06
(630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991