Webster University believes in assisting returning veterans succeed in their college experience. Additional information is available here.
Advising and Enrollment
On acceptance to the University, students normally schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss their academic plans and to register for their first classes.
Students who are located near a Webster University campus should schedule an advising appointment at their local campus. Students can locate their nearest campus here.
Students who are not located near a Webster University campus should set up a telephone or in-person appointment with the Academic Advising Center at the St. Louis campus.
Academic Advising Center
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Saturday by appointment only
The Academic Advising Center also maintains orientation material for both online and in-class students. Students should review this prior to their advising session. Orientation material can be found here.
Throughout their academic careers at Webster, students work with their academic advisors to plan their choice of University courses. The advisor helps the student choose coursework to meet individual educational and career goals, informs students about academic policies and procedures, and helps solve a variety of academic problems.
Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program. These requirements, as well as other university academic policies, can be found in the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs. Students should review this information prior to enrollment.
Veteran Mentorship Program
The Veteran Mentorship Program is a new initiative offered to student veterans on Webster University's main campus. The program is overseen by the Office of Military Affairs (OMA) VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (Jason Blakemore). The program will consist of pairing up two student Veterans (an upper class UNDG or GRAD Vet student with an UNDG Vet underclassmen) from Webster's Webster Grove campus. The program will consist of the upper class mentor contacting the mentee twice a semester or once per term at a minimum to achieve the following goals:
1. Create a support system for Veterans attending Webster University
2. Increase in retention rates among the student Veteran population
3. Increase in graduation rates among student Veterans
4. Increase in awareness of resources available to student Veterans on campus
5. Increase in student Veteran involvement with on-campus activities and programs: (Student Veteran Organization, Student Government Association, etc...)
If successful, today's mentees would eventually become mentors in their upcoming years at Webster University. Topics can vary, but each mentor will be encouraged to discuss on-campus issues, events, and resources that pertain to academic success. Mentors and mentees will be informed of the purpose of the program and the goals of the program prior to being paired up.
Throughout the term/semester, Jason Blakemore (VSOC) will reach out to each mentor and mentee to discuss challenges and successes being reported by participants. Should students want to participate in the program or have any additional questions, please contact Jason at 314-246-8079 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.