Veteran Services

We are here for you.

Here is how you can access help from us during the fall semester:

Due to the COVID-19 related campus closures, there are no in-person advisor meetings at this time. All meetings will be done via phone or through WebEx video conferencing. To make an appointment, email

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Veterans Resource Services empowers student veterans. We provide a space designed to connect vets to campus resources and community partnerships that promote academic, career, employment and personal success.

If you are new to MATC, review the new student checklist to get started.

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Support Services

  • Advising

    The veterans resource services advisor provides academic advising and coordinates resources and referrals to college and community-based programs and services. An advisor is here to help with:

    • Selecting a program
    • The admissions process
    • Choosing classes
    • Creating an academic plan
    • Setting up education benefits

    The veteran support services advisor is located at the Truax campus in the Student Development Center, Room C1450, and can be reached at (608) 246-6076.

  • Counseling

    Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL) is a veteran-centered, results-oriented collaboration between the Madison VA Health Care System and higher education. We understand the unique factors facing our veteran students and are here to help with:

    • On-campus enrollment for VA Health Care Services
    • Adjustment counseling
    • Treatment in addictions, PTSD and other mental health issues
    • Requesting academic accommodations through campus disability services
    • Medication management
    • Can connect you to the VA psychiatrist on campus

    The VA-VITAL clinical social worker is located at the Truax Campus in the Student Development Center. Please call (608) 246-6307 to schedule an appointment.

    You may also meet with MATC's Counseling Services department, which offers support and services to ease the transition of returning veterans to life at Madison College.

    When necessary, we also provide referrals to other Madison College and community resources. Counselors can help veterans identify, prioritize and implement strategies to address their specific concerns and challenges. To make an appointment, call (608) 246-6076 or stop by the Student Development Center at the Truax campus.

  • Student Club

    Madison College’s Student Veterans Club is a student group dedicated to advocating for veterans on campus. Its goal is to create a community of student veterans who can network, socialize, volunteer and assist each other as they achieve their educational and career goals. The club seeks to provide: 

    • Fellowship for veterans at Madison College and within the local community
    • Social opportunities in a supportive environment
    • Opportunities to engage in volunteer work and service projects

    John Boyne is the advisor to the veterans club and a counselor. He is located in the Student Development Center at the Truax campus in Room D1618 and can be reached at or (608) 246-6076. 

  • Veteran Lounge

    Visit the Veteran Lounge at Truax Campus in room D1620. This is a safe place for student veterans to relax and find resources. The Veteran Lounge offers free coffee, TV, computers, resources and more. This space is staffed by fellow student veterans who are trained to refer you to the correct Madison College and community resources based on your individual needs. They are also here to chat with you and offer peer support. Inside the Veteran Lounge, we want to celebrate your successes and provide you with resources.

    The Veteran Lounge can be what you make of it! We ask for your input on what resources you would like to see. Stop by or give us a call at (608) 246-6098.

    If working in the Veteran Lounge and supporting your fellow student veterans sounds fun and rewarding, please contact John Boyne at for a possible part-time employment opportunity.

    Fall and Spring Semester Hours
    Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., as staffing permits

    Closed on holidays, during spring break and other days when classes are not in session.

    Summer Semester Hours
    Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. as staffing permits

    Closed on holidays, during spring break and other days when classes are not in session.

    Veterans Lounge

    Interested in working in the Lounge? Fill out the work-study form and submit it to the Student Development Center.

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