***COVID-19 Alert - For any questions pertaining to financial benefits for Veterans or military families, please email vabenefits@sou.edu.***

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Southern Oregon University is just a short distance away from some of the most incredible natural settings in the country. Read a book near Crater Lake, take a short drive to the Redwoods, or visit our many scenic byways and trails. Whether online or in the classroom, SOU offers an inspiring setting in which to learn. The strong learning environment at SOU will help you take the next steps in your career and personal goals. We look forward to welcoming you home. 

Reasons to consider SOU:

  • Priority registration
  • Veterans, National Guard/Reserve, Active Duty Application Fee Waiver (effective 3/3/20)
  • Tutoring available in the VRC for Math and English 
  • Park-like campus setting 
  • Multiple outdoor programs/resources 
  • Surrounded by multiple parks and trails
  • Dedicated Coordinator to support your transition 
  • Center with a computer lab, fridge, microwave, FREE printing, FREE coffee, lockers, & mobile phone charging station 

As a university, we pride ourselves in providing cutting edge services to our Veterans-Military students and their families. The transition into campus begins with a phone call, email, or visit to Veterans Resources. There you can learn more about SOU, have a coffee, talk with our staff, and begin to take the next steps in your educational goals.

Veterans Resources is located in the Stevenson Union, room 301. We welcome you to stop by and visit us ,or you can always review the prospective student link by clicking here for a general overview of SOU. 

For questions related to your SOU transition, please contact our Veterans Resources Equity Coordinator at VRC@sou.edu.

*For those currently stationed outside of the state of Oregon or out of the country, please email our Coordinator to arrange a video or phone meeting to discuss your campus transition.