Support for Students Mobilizing to Assist with COVID-19 Efforts

The Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students at UW-Platteville provided an update to faculty and staff recently, to discuss the potential mobilization of student members of the Wisconsin National Guard to assist with Wisconsin’s COVID-19 efforts. In this update, the Wright Center detailed what mobilization may mean for students, as well as how UW-Platteville staff and faculty may be able to support these students. “Staff and Faculty flexibility and guidance will be key for the retention of these students as they prepare to respond to their military obligation and ultimately upon their return to the University”, said Greg Tremelling, Coordinator of the Wright Center. Additionally, the update provided information regarding UW-Platteville’s Mobilization Guidelines and the process for students returning to the University after mobilization and deployment. View email

Other resources that the Wright Center provides for students who are responding to these events are step-by-step guides for students preparing for mobilization and deployment, pre-mobilization conversations to discuss student’s individual concerns and questions, as well as regular updates on how military and veteran education benefits are being affected by the recent change to online modality, potential mobilization, and legislation being passed to protect these student’s benefits during this unprecedented time.

Additional information about how the Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students supports student veterans and non-traditional students can be directed to the Wright Center at 608.342.7596 or wrightcenter@uwplatt.edu.

The Robert and James Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is here to serve students attending any of the three UW-Platteville campuses.

We are located on the Platteville campus, on the third floor of Royce Hall, to the left off the elevator. This space is for dedicated use by non-traditional and veteran students for meetings, studying, or just hanging out. The center includes computers, study space, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a separate reservable meeting room for students to use.

Mission

The mission of the Robert and James Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students is to enhance the educational and interpersonal experiences of veteran and non-traditional students while supporting and promoting degree attainment.

The center promotes college access and lifelong learning through collaboration within the university community to provide services and support to address the unique needs and life experiences of non-traditional and veteran students.