COVID-19 Updates: Safety Protocols Remain in Effect for UHCL. Message from the President.

Important COVID-19 Update

The Captain Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services Office is offering services in person, via email, and online. 

Please email us at or call us at 281-283-3071 to connect with our staff or get more information about our services.  

We are committed to continuing to serve our students in the safest way possible. For more information related to COVID-19, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert page.  

CertFest Summer and Fall 2021

CertFest is only for returning students. New students must contact the VSO for an onboarding and orientation appointment (281-283-3071 or  

Students can begin signing up for appointments for Summer CertFest on April 12th.  

Appointments will be 15-minutes (virtual and in-person available) and will be on a first-come first-serve basis.  

  CertFest Schedule

Summer CertFest

By appointment only  

May-mini & Summer sessions only: April 19 – April 23 and April 26 – April 30 

Fall CertFest

By appointment only  

  • Fall (students not enrolled summer courses): early July 
  • Fall (students enrolled in summer courses): late July  
  Important Certification Dates

Certification Request Release Dates

  • May-mini & Summer Sessions: April 5th  
  • Fall: TBD 

Deadlines for Hazlewood Certification Request 

  • Students enrolled in the May-mini session: May 7th  
  • Students enrolled in a Summer Session: May 28th  
  • Students enrolled in Fall 2021: TBD 

Deadlines for VA Certification Request

  • Students enrolled in the May-mini session: May 17th  
  • Students enrolled in a Summer Session: June 7th  
  • Students enrolled in Fall 2021: TBD 

Resident Courses

Effective Oct. 1, 2020

Important Announcement: Special COVID rules extended to December 21, 2021. With the passage of H.R.8337 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, the special COVID rules have been extended. Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training.

Students who have any questions concerning their course modality should contact their learning institution. For specific questions about VA education benefits, please call the Education Call center at 1-888-442-4551.

VA Benefits and Spring 2021 Instruction Modes

Effective immediately, courses scheduled for Bi-modal, Online-Synchronous, and Online-Synchronous/Asynchronous are the modalities authorized to be certified with the Department of Veterans Affairs as resident coursework.

  • Courses scheduled for Bi-modal delivery are labeled bi-modal under the “instruction mode” column.
  • Courses scheduled for Online-Synchronous delivery are labeled Online-Synch under the “instruction mode” column.
  • Courses scheduled for Online-Synchronous/Asynchronous delivery are labeled Online-Sync/Async under the “instruction mode” column.

For questions or concerns not related to Veteran Services please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Dean of Students Assistance Request Form

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

Office Services

Thank you for your service to our country. University of Houston-Clear Lake believes it is our duty, honor and privilege to assist you with obtaining the education you deserve. At the Captain Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services, you will receive crucial help, advice, educational support and career counseling – and we will provide assistance with securing your VA benefits and taking advantage of all they can provide you.

The Office of Veteran Services is staffed by veterans just like you, and they are committed to creating a veteran-friendly campus so that your transition back to civilian life can be safe, healthy and productive.

Veterans Resources at UHCL

UHCL provides a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet a variety of interests and career objectives. Class times across campus are conducive to students who work full-time jobs to support their families, including multiple degree programs that are exclusively online or primarily in the evening. We want to help you achieve your educational goals.

  • Capt. Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services

    Phone: 281-283-3071
    Fax: 281-226-7297

    Student Services Classroom Building, 3.201
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 177
    Houston, TX 77058-1098

    Office hours:

    Fall/Spring Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.