UNC opened the Carolina Veterans Resource Center, or CVRC, last week to serve and support their nearly 500 students affiliated with the military.

UNC Veterans Resource Center. Photo via Blake Hodge.

The facility will house a study space, a lounge, conference and meeting space and a lactation room.

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt credited the students for being instrumental with the development of the center.

“The most important word is dedicated, and this truly is a dedicated space on campus with resources and information for our military-affiliated students on campus who were key to planning this site, site selection and so on,” said Folt.

Carolina welcomed 110 military-affiliated students this year, which is the largest incoming class of service members to date.

UNC student and Air Force veteran Gantt Kinlaw believes this is a strong show of support from the university.

“This university opening the CVRC shows me that this university is ready to tackle veteran’s needs,” said Kinlaw. “It also shows me that they’re ready to confront the unique challenges that veterans face when coming back into the academic environment.”

UNC Veterans Resource Center. Photo via Blake Hodge.

UNC also has a Veteran’s Resource Team to help veteran students make the transition to campus life.