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.
Veterans Day is November 11, 2023

In honor of our military-affiliated community, CNM's VRC will host a variety of activities from November 6 - 10. See the full schedule below

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.

Veterans Day Events

Join CNM's Veterans Resource Center (VRC) in celebrating our military-affiliated student community. The VRC will host a variety of activities from November 6 - 10 in honor of Veterans Day, which falls on November 11.

Monday, November 6, 2023

The VRC will show the film Man Down, starring Shia LaBeouf. In Man Down, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (movie will be shown twice)
Location: CNM Main Campus, SRC 204
Snacks will be provided!

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Join the VRC for rock paining and other crafting activities. 
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, SSC 204 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Join the VRC for a Fire and Ice Social! We will serve snow cones and hot chocolate. 
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, SSC 204 

Thursday, November 9, 2023
Join the VRC to learn more about resources and support for the military-affiliated community.  
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Lobby

Friday, November 10, 2023
Military-affiliated students are invited to chat with the VRC and pick up a variety of VRC goodies.  
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus, SSC 204