CU Anschutz's Boots to Suits services include our world-class professional development program and academic support services that assist veterans as they transition from the military to the classroom and from the classroom to the workforce. We're committed to supporting student veterans as they work to achieve their academic and professional goals. Boot to Suits resources include peer-to-peer mentoring, individual professional development counseling and mentorship, mental wellness support, tutoring assistance, and scholarships. Students who utilize CU Anschutz’s Boots to Suits services are primed for academic and professional success and to become leaders in our community.

Boots to Suits

Academic Support Services


The academic side of the Boots to Suits program is dedicated to supporting veterans' success in the classroom. Meeting academic goals and requirements are vital steps in the transition from the military to the classroom and then on to the workforce. We offer resources at CU Anschutz including, mentor programs, tutoring, veteran-specific orientation guidance, and Student Veterans of America organizations.

Boots to Suits

New Student Benefit Brief


All students using education benefits for the first time are encouraged to attend a new student benefit brief to ensure they have the information necessary to maximize their education benefit. Benefit briefs are scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Please email vmss@ucdenver.edu to RSVP.

The next series of benefit briefs are scheduled on the following days:

Date
DayTime
March 1, 2022
Tuesday 2:00pm
April 5, 2022Tuesday 2:00pm
May 3, 2022Tuesday 2:00pm
June 7, 2022Tuesday 2:00pm
July 5, 2022
Tuesday 2:00pm
August 2, 2022
Tuesday2:00pm
September 6, 2022Tuesday 2:00pm

Boots to Suits

Professional Development Program


This is a one-year cohort program beginning in the fall semester and continuing through spring semester. Open to any current student veteran but designed for sophomore, juniors, and first-year graduate students.

  • Mentoring by a professional within the student's planned career field
  • Resume & cover letter building skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • Interview skills
  • Career growth and preparation counseling

At the end of the program and upon successful completion of all requirements, student veterans will receive a tailored suit from Brooks Brothers at Cheery Creek at no charge. Requirements include, but aren't limited to, multiple mentor meetings, community service project, and participation in various workshops and events.Students will meet bi-monthly during both fall and spring semester for two hours on Friday afternoons. These meetings will be in-person or utilize Zoom as appropriate.

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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.