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Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE)

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) is a peer support program that connects incoming student Veterans on college campuses with student Veterans who are trained as Peer Advisors who can help them navigate college life, address challenges they may face, refer them to appropriate resources on and off campus, and provide ongoing support.

Trained Veterans work one-on-one with student Veterans or dependents transitioning into academic life. Peer Advisors assist in answering questions during the first term, making the transitioning less stressful. The program is managed on each campus by a student Veteran Team Leader with the help of the Veteran Services Coordinator (VSC).


  • New students who have completed their service.
  • Students who interrupted their education to serve and are now returning.
  • Students who began their studies elsewhere and are transferring here.
  • Students who are dependents of Veterans or military families.

The PAVE team is here to help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your U of I experience.

The PAVE Program is part of M-SPAN (Military Support Programs and Networks), a group of programs at the University of Idaho developed to address the needs and challenges faced by service members, Veterans and military families.

There are now over 45 campuses nationwide participating in the PAVE program.

If you want to be part of the P.A.V.E team or have questions or comments please feel free to contact the P.A.V.E team leader, Matthew Smith at


The PAVE team is here to help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your U of I experience.

Meet the PAVE Team

Partner Campuses

PAVE is available on 45 campuses across the United States.

View PAVE Partners

Contact Us

LLC Bldg. #3

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1252
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1252

Office Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: 208-885-7989

Fax: 208-885-9494


Military and Veterans Services Office

Jason M. Nierman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), USA

Physical Address:
Bruce Pitman Center, SEM Suite, 139

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4259
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4259

Phone: 208-885-7979/6229

Fax: 208-885-9494