The Massachusetts Student Veteran Advisory Board (SVAB), a sub-committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veteran Services, works to develop and implement programs and infrastructure to support the greater student veteran population across the Commonwealth. The Board, comprised of student veterans and higher education faculty, is dedicated to making the transition from military to student life seamless for service-members returning to Massachusetts. By helping student veterans to self-organize, schools to understand and meet the unique needs of incoming veterans, and government and private organizations to build tools that support the transition from military service to academic life to the workforce, we aim to make Massachusetts the gold standard for our nation when it comes to educating veterans.

Appreciation Day Event

The Massachusetts Student Veteran Appreciation Day is an event focused on providing veterans in our state direct access to schools, programs and services which support veterans' higher education. The event, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services, combines an exhibit hall, workshops, and guest speakers all focused on bolstering veterans' education in the commonwealth. Exhibitors include public and private schools, federal agencies, state agencies and third party veteran organizations. Workshops are given by public and private veteran service providers, and focus on empowering veterans in order to achieve success in higher education.