Veterans Resources

Veteran Students at Three Rivers Community College

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Three Rivers Community College welcomes our Veteran and Active Duty students from all branches of the Service. We recognize the contributions that you have made in the service, and the contributions that you make to our campus life, both in and out of the classroom. We are also aware that you may have special concerns and/or requirements as you embark on your college journey.  Three Rivers Community College is proud of its designation as a Military Friendly School and we are constantly seeking to update and improve our services for Veteran Students. To that end we have developed this web page to provide information and resources to assist you.

Join our Veterans Facebook Page: TRCC Veterans

PRIORITY REGISTRATION for Veterans: Reminder that ALL Veteran students can register on the first day of registration, regardless of status (Non-degree, New, Transfer, Readmit and Continuing).

Steps to Ensuring Academic Success

Resources for Veterans’ on Campus

Oasis Center: located in room F203 and staffed by fellow veterans, this center provides resources and a haven for our Veteran students. Oasis Center Fact Sheet

Veterans’ Benefits requirements and procedures.

Veteran’s Certifying Officers:

Advisors: your academic advisor should be your primary advisor.

The College also has a number of faculty and staff who are Veterans who can also serve as informal support for our student Veterans. Below are their names and contact information:

Advising and Counseling Center: Professional counselors are available to assist you with personal issues and to connect you to internal and external resources. Stop by Room A119 to meet with a counselor. Walk-in or by appointment

TASCThe Tutoring and Academic Support Center provides all students with academic assistance in all subject areas that are offered at the college. Services are free. The TASC is located next to the Library in room C117.

Off-Campus Veterans’ Resources

For an expanded list of local, regional and national Veterans Resources please check out the TRCC Community Resources webpage listings under “Veterans”.

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

Norwich Veterans Center: 860-887-1755 


Located at 2 Cliff Street, Norwich, CT                                 

Provides readjustment counseling services, sexual trauma counseling, Post-traumatic Stress outpatient treatment. Services include support groups and peer-led groups.  

Veterans Crisis Line: Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll free hotline, online chat or text messaging.

CT Department of Banking Financial Resources for Veterans: click here

GI Bill Comparison Tool:  Compare benefits and research programs.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center: Provides the most current and detailed information about the asbestos industry and its health impacts.

College Guide for Veterans & Active Service MembersProvided by, this page is meant to inform current and former members of the military about critical information regarding their college education to help set them up for success. The following are some of the major topics covered:

  • The GI Bill and the updated 48-month rule according to the June 11, 2020 Carr v. Wilkie decision
  • VA TAP, DANTES, and other resources that help prepare veterans for college
  • Tools to help veterans find schools that best suits their needs
  • Employment support for veterans after graduation
  • Resources for dependents and spouses of veterans provides extensive and reliable information regarding alcohol use disorders. The goal of our guide is to ensure that veterans struggling with alcohol misuse reach sobriety.

GI School Feedback Tool

If there are issues or complaint about a school or training facility that’s eligible to receive GI Bill benefits, feedback can be submit to the VA here.