The November 1 Warrior Connection was a very valuable discussion led by Denise Nichols, RN, (BS/ MS) and Doug Rokke with Dr Nick Osborne, Ph.D.- interim director of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, We discussed benefits, expectations, and support for veterans once they enroll in college and specifically under the auspices of this new UIUC program. We also expanded our discussion as applicable to other colleges and universities. Clearly the UIUC has a unique program. Doug a UIUC alumni (MS 1986, Ph,D, 1992) and retiree along with Denise who both have extensive college and military education/ training experience offered many valuable suggestions. Nick is in a unique position with tremendous maybe unsurpassed abilities to help student veterans succeed given he served as an enlisted sailor and then as a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard then rose through the ranks in academia. Nick has gathered a very capable staff too.