WE'VE MOVED! We are in front of University Police in Bldg 58, Room 109A. Join us for our Opening Celebration on November 9th


Cal Poly’s military-friendly campus offers an enthusiastic and supportive community for all veterans, service members, and our large group of military-dependent students. The Center for Military-Connected Students is a central hub of information and support. We strive to provide comprehensive assistance to all military-connected students. The dedicated CMCS team supports students in accessing their VA education and Cal Vet Fee Waiver Benefits. The center can direct students to a multitude of campus and community resources. 

Drop by our virtual center and get to know current students who are dedicated to building a military-friendly community. Our virtual center staff can answer questions or schedule appointments with our staff experts. Join in on any of our upcoming events - alumni, current, and admitted students are always welcome. 

We are available to assist with all VA, TA, and Cal Vet Fee waiver questions and paperwork. We also coordinate all in-state tuition requests for out-of-state military-connected students, when eligible. For quarters beginning after August 1, 2021 students who are using Post 9/11 GI Bill® or Fry Scholarship benefits are eligible for in-state tuition. For quarters beginning after August 1, 2022, students who are using CH 35 Dependents Educational Assistance are also eligible for in-state tuition. 

In addition to our physical center on campus, we also offer a Virtual Center that is open every day to answer questions and provide support.

Looking for information on applying to Cal Poly as a military-affiliated student? Click here!

Cal Poly's Center for Military-Connected Students supports all student veterans and the dependents of those who have served. Our center is a welcoming space where they can grab a snack, study, and make those social connections that support a healthy student. Our free food pantry strives to ensure that students can focus on their studies. Please help by donating via our Amazon wish list or through Cal Poly Gives. Your gifts help us to maintain our pantry and help our students bridge the gap caused by the high cost of living in San Luis Obispo.

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FALL QUARTER HOURS - Starting 9/21/2023!

Click this link to join our VIRTUAL CENTER  - Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday for walk-in questions and appointments.

Submit after hours questions here

Our space on campus is in the Welding Building, Bldg 58. You'll find us steps from the entrance to the campus Police Department  It is open 8 am to 7pm Monday -Friday. 

Program Coordinator/Cal Vet College Fee Waiver Point of Contact and our VA School Certifying Officials have virtual office open hours on Tues & Thurs from 1 pm to 3 pm. Drop in with your questions!

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR EVENTS - RSVP not required for most events

Mondays CMCS/Club Leadership Advisory Board Meetings 2:30pm CMCS & Virtual Center
Tues/Wed Open Office hours 1-3pm CMCS & Virtual Center
10/3/23 Career Fair Prep Lunch with Tammy from the Career Center - Lunch from Mr Pickles 11:10-12:00pm CMCS & Virtual Center
10/5/23  Student Veterans & Dependents Lunch Club Meeting  - Lunch from Urbane Cafe 11:10- 12:00 pm CMCS & Virtual Center
10/5/23 Career Fair Prep - Resume Review with Tammy from the Career Center 3:10- 4:00pm CMCS & Virtual Center
10/8/23  Volunteers Need to help with the Central Coast Veterans Museum Dinner morning & evening Vets Museum (Grand Ave)
10/10/23 Career Fair Prep - Meet & Greet with Phillips 66 3:00pm CMCS & Virtual Center
10/11/23 Celebrate October Birthdays!  all day CMCS
10/13/23 Navy Birthday - Dive in with donuts am CMCS
10/19/23 Virtual Workshop - Dealing with Roommate conflict 11:10- 12:00pm Virtual Center
10/26/2023 Scary Movie Night in the CMCS 7pm CMCS
Student Veterans & Dependents Lunch Club Meeting  - Lunch BBQ
11:10- 12pm

CMCS & Virtual

11/5/2023 Paint the P for Veterans Awareness Week    
11/5/2023 SVDC Lunch 11:00am CMCS
11/9/2023 CMCS Grand Opening Celebration 11:00am CMCS
11/16/2023 Vetsgiving Potluck 11:00 CMCS
12/7/2023 Student Veterans & Dependents Lunch Club Meeting - Lunch from Panda Express 11:10- 12pm CMCS & Virtual

Join the CLUB - Click HERE