|UC Irvine School of Law student Jack Williams takes the oath of civility.|
Jack Williams IV felt out of place when he enrolled at UC Irvine. Like many veterans, Williams is older than a typical UC undergraduate and his life experience doesn't have much in common with someone just out of high school.
"They usually didn't know what to say to me. They'd ask, 'Is going to war like [the video game] 'Call of Duty'? Every once in a while, if they'd been drinking, someone would ask, 'Did you kill anyone?'" recalls Williams, who never had to fire his weapon in combat. "They're trying to find common ground, but it's not there."
Fortunately for Williams and other veterans, UC Irvine and other UC campuses offer an array of support and services to help ease the transition from military service to the classroom. Williams even founded a fraternity for veterans.
On this Veterans Day, University of California campuses are honored and committed to serving the needs of military veterans, a growing segment of our student population. See the California Veterans Education Opportunities Partnership for resources UC offers.