Veterans and Military Program

Our Mission: To provide support services for Veterans, Active duty, Reserve, National Guard service members and their immediate family members, by helping them transition into higher education.

 Veterans and Military Program

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If you are currently an NLU veteran or military-connected student who needs assistance or has a question regarding our program, support services or what education benefits are available, please contact the Veterans Program Director: 312-261-3262, Veteran Service Coordinator: 312-261-3241 or email:

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How is our program different?

Our program utilizes the holistic approach to serving veterans and military-connected students.

Our ‘wrap-around’ services help students find resources and support from NLU and external partner organizations. Click on a circle below to learn more.

Come visit NLU's Veterans' Lounge

Located in room 5044 of the Chicago Campus

Opened on Veteran's Day, 2012, the Veterans' Lounge is the hub of student veteran life at National Louis University. Come to connect with fellow student veterans, meet staff members of the veterans' program, or learn about benefits and events. The Veterans' Lounge is open to all students, and features:

  • An XBOX ONE & Flatscreen TV
  • Leather Couches
  • New Microsoft Desktops
  • Microwave
  • A fully stocked coffee station
  • Helpful informational brochures for student veterans

The Veterans' Lounge is typically open from 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. The Lounge is always staffed by one or more student workers, who will be happy to acquaint you with the lounge, or to answer any questions relating to the Veterans' Program at National Louis. 

The direct line to the Veterans' Lounge is (312) 261-3727.


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    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    (888) 658.8632
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    (888) 658.8632
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    (888) 658.8632
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    (800) 366.6581
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