Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides resources and help for veterans and their families who currently attend or plan to attend CNM.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(505) 224-4000 ext. 20456

Mailing Address
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


Contact VRC

If you are a veteran, our staff is dedicated to helping you succeed at CNM. We connect you with many services and departments found on campus as well as refer you to community-wide resources.

If you are new to CNM and the VRC, we welcome you to download the VRC Intake Form, fill it out, save it, print it, and schedule an appointment to get started.

We provide the following services and programs:

  • setting up appointments with academic advisors 
  • registering for class 
  • understanding your Veterans and GI Bill® benefits
  • applying for financial aid and scholarships
  • requesting transfer credits for previous experience 
  • finding outside financial resources, housing, food assistance, and book loan programs 
  • referring you to veterans counseling services and support programs
  • access to meet with the VetSuccess Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 
  • Food Pantry food assistance program 
  • LeadershipPlenty civic leadership program

Our programs include experiential learning opportunities where students can participate in hands-on activities while learning how to adapt to college and civilian life.

Veterans Upward Bound Program

You can get more out of your college experience by signing up for the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program, administered by UNM Taos. In the program, a VUB advisor can help you improve your college skills with:

  • time management tips,
  • study habits for success,
  • computer basics,
  • academic refreshers,
  • and more.

Apply as soon as possible to help you plan your academic goals. This program is free to eligible veterans and does not affect your Military Education Benefits. To apply and get more information, visit the Veterans Upward Bound in NM website.

CNM Commemorates Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day on May 29, CNM's Veterans Resource Center is hosting several events throughout the week of May 22 - 26. All CNM employees and students are invited to attend.

Crafting and Snacks
Join us for rock painting and making para-cord bracelets. There will also be information about various mental health resources.
Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, Student Services Center, Room 207

Student Community Ceremony
The Veterans Resource Center will be hosting a moment of silence along with a static display and Military TAPS by the flags.
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: CNM Main Campus, SRC Breezeway

Ceremony Education and Outreach
You're invited to a cookout! Attendees will enjoy good food, meet with community partners, and learn more about the history of Memorial Day.
: Wednesday, May 24
: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
: CNM Main Campus, SRC Breezeway

Snow Cone Social and Swag
Stop by the Veterans Resource Center to get a snow cone and pick up some swag. 
: Friday, May 26
: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
: CNM Main Campus, Student Services Center, Room 207