The CI Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a place where military-connected students can receive support and services aimed toward their unique needs. This space is designed for hanging out, studying, or taking a nap. The VRC includes 6 desktop computers, a coffee and refreshment counter and lounge. Complimentary printing and document scanner are included. Programs and social events assist students towards their academic and career goals.

Business Hours

All staff are working virtually until February 7, 2022. Please contact them by email as voicemail will be limited.

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



  • Internship Opportunities: The Veterans Affairs Program is collaborating with the Hank Lacayo Institute to provide five internships for both the fall and spring semesters for students
  • Priority Registration: The Veterans Affairs Program has implemented priority class registration for all student veterans in conjunction with Enrollment Services
  • Commencement Medallion: Graduating student veterans are presented with a medallion to wear at the commencement ceremony. The CSUCI president recognizes all student veterans during the commencement ceremony by having them stand.
  • Vet 2 Vet: The Veterans Affairs Program implemented a mentorship program that brings together new and established student veterans with the goals of getting to know each other, providing information about the campus environment, and offering tools for a successful transition into academic life
  • Veterans Success Advisory Committee: The Veterans Success Advisory Committee (VSAC) is a campus wide team of faculty, staff, students and community members charged with assessing current programs, events and services; and developing aims which enhance the support of the Veterans Affairs Program
  • Military Branch Birthdays: We celebrated the anniversaries of the Air Force, Navy and Marines with a unique cake for depicting each branch
  • Transfer Day Student Veterans: The Veterans Affairs Program in collaboration with Admissions has created workshop specifically for transferring student veterans that contain information on benefits, the Student Veteran Organization, and events on campus. The academic advisors will inform students on degree and major clarification and registration information. 
  • Academic Advising: Professional Academic Advisors periodically spend the day advising student veterans in the Veteran Resource Center
  • Staff and Faculty Training: Student veterans have a need to be understood and accepted. Each veteran has unique transitional needs that require staff and faculty who are knowledgeable and responsive to these needs. The Veterans Affairs Program is implementing an interactive software program designed to engage faculty, staff and administrators in learning about student veterans’ transition issues
  • Micro Scholarships: The VAP has scholarship funds to support the “gap” need of student veteran expenses not covered by the other financial aid. This would include parking permits, computers, excessive book costs, campus ID and additional educational related spending
  • Therapy Dog: The Grossman Foundation has donated funds to the CI Veterans Affairs Program for a yellow labrador support dog named “Doc.” This highly-trained dog’s job is to spend the entire workweek in our Veterans Resource Center caring for the emotional needs of our student veterans
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