• Veteran's Day

A Message From President Edward Burger

Southwestern proudly honors our alumni, faculty, staff and community members who have selflessly served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our university has a long history of welcoming and supporting veteran students as they make the transition to college. We place a high priority on participating in programs that make Southwestern an affordable educational opportunity for veterans. 

Recently, U.S. News and World Report ranked Southwestern #5 in the nation in its 2018 Best Colleges for Veterans. While we are proud of this designation, the true recognition and honor belong to those who have served.  Veteran students bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our campus, and their contributions in our community create a diverse learning experience both in and out of the classroom. Their personal experiences enrich our discussions and social interactions. 

On behalf of Southwestern, I thank all veterans – whether Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy – for your service to this country.