While most first-years start at the University of Chicago a few months after high school, some take gap years or transfer from other undergraduate institutions.
But for a select few, studies in the College begin after years of military service. Last quarter, the University inaugurated its first cohort of veteran undergraduate students, all of whom spent time as enlisted soldiers before attending UChicago. Some of the veterans had similar troubles adjusting to life at UChicago as their first-years peers: struggling with unfamiliar kinds of math, developing study habits and ways to manage stress, and living in a new and unfamiliar place.
Warrior-Scholar Project alumna Kaedy Puckett is featured in this story by The Chicago Maroon.