Skip to content Skip to menu
UIW Sites

Center for Veterans Affairs

Main Menu


UIW Veterans Tribute Stole

Veterans are extraordinary people. When our men and women are called to duty, they answer without hesitation. They are the proud, the brave and the strong. To all, they are the Heroes, Veterans and Service men and women of the United States of America.

The UIW Veterans Tribute stole recognizes and honors our students who have served our country. The stole is to be worn at the UIW graduation to honor those that have served, and provided free of charge to the eligible students, by the UIW Center for Veterans Affairs. We are proud of our men and women in service. We respect them, we honor them, and most of all, we "Thank You" for serving and protecting our country.

To receive your free Tribute stole for commencement: 


Sign-up during Senior Salute and stoles will be distributed during Graduation Finale.  Check the Registrar's website for date and time at  If you cannot attend Senior Salute, please contact the Center for Veterans Affairs to sign up after Senior Salute.


Students will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • School ID
  • Participating in ceremony?
  • Used VA benefits at UIW?
  • Awarded another stole?
  • Proof of service


Stoles will be distributed during Graduation Finale or can be picked up at the Center for Veterans Affairs beginning the day after the graduation finale.  The Center for Veterans Affairs cannot mail stoles, students may pick up in person or designate someone local to assist by sending us a copy of the authorization form. Stoles must be collected by the Friday before commencement by 5 pm.

Please note:

  • If you have used  GI Bill/ VA benefits at UIW (within 3 yrs.), the Center for Veterans Affairs will have your proof of service on file. If not, please provide documentation to establish your veteran status (military ID, DD-214, VA ID card, LES, etc.).
  • Stoles are on a first-come, first-served basis
  • 1 stole per eligible Veteran
  • Only graduating Veterans, participating in a current graduation ceremony, are eligible to receive a free stole. Students not participating in a ceremony or anyone wishing to obtain a stole for parents, friends, or family may contact the UIW Bookstore to purchase stoles.

Contact us at 210-832-2154/5651 or e-mail with any questions.

Congratulations to all graduates!

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are pleased to announce UIW’s 2018-19 Yellow Ribbon Program is now open!

Learn more

VA Center

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs employs a dedicated staff to assist you with VA benefits. Call today at 210-832-5651 or e-mail


Office Hours

Fall 2018 Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Sat. of every month:       9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Send documentation or questions to

Tribute Stole for Grads

UIW Veterans are honored during graduation with a Tribute stole. It is worn during the graduation ceremony and is provided free of charge. Contact us to receive your stole for commencement.

Learn More