Veterans Resource Center

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Veterans Resource Center 10th anniversary reception at the University Plaza.

VRC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Alumni & Partner Reception

Cal Poly Pomona’s Veterans Resource Center celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 5, 2022.
Participants engaged in Boots to Broncos seminar.

‘Boots to Broncos’ Teaches CPP Employees how Student Veterans Experience Campus

The Veterans Resource Center hosted its Boots to Broncos faculty/staff training workshop on Feb. 3.
Nikole Sauter and Cedrick Moreno Rodriguez are VRC scholarship recipients for 2022-2023

VRC Offers Scholarships

Each year during CPP Scholarship Fest, the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) offers CPP’s military-affiliated students the opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.
Students networking with employers at Future Forward.

How to Get a Job: Future Forward Connects Student Veterans with Employers

Minsoo Choi was only one of many success stories coming out of last fall’s Future Forward event, which the VRC hosts annually to help military-affiliated students get a jump start on their career and post-college goals.  

Barbara Gomez is a CPP alumnus and a VRC donor.

Alumna Pays It Forward by Supporting Veterans Resource Center

For Gomez, supporting the Veterans Resource Center means paying forward the gift of education her father experienced following his military service.  

VRC team at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

Here and There

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda hosted a special screening of an original play “Here and There: How to be Here, When There is Never Far Away” on Nov. 17, 2022, sponsored by Cal Poly Pomona’s Veterans Resource Center and Department of Theatre and New Dance.

Announcements & Calendar of Events

We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to connect with other veterans, to meet with representatives from veteran service providers from the local community, and attend workshops related to your academic and personal success.

Deadline / Event Dates Location
Salute to Service November 10 Kellogg Gym
Veterans Day Celebration November 9 Recital Hall (Bldg. 24)
U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration November 7 Veterans Resource Center
Future Forward November 3 Bldg. 121 MPR 1963, 1965, & 1967-1969
Operation Ally: Tips to Advising Student Veterans October 20 Bldg. 121 MPR 1967-1969
Mock Interviews October 19 TBD
Resume Advising Workshop October 12 Bronco Student Center
Orion Suite
Resume Advising Workshop October 11 Bronco Student Center
Andromeda A&B
Mindfulness Workshop October 5 Bldg. 121 MPR 1967
Federal Resume Workshop October 3 Bronco Student Center
Ursa Minor
Foundry in a Box Workshop September 28 Bldg. 17 Room 1540
Networking Breakfast with NIH September 22 Bldg. 121 MPR 1963
Personal Finance Workshop September 19 Bldg. 121 MPR 1963
STARS Program Workshop September 12 Bldg. 121 MPR 1963
Horses for Heroes Various Dates W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center
Veterans Resource Center Welcome Reception September 7 University Plaza

VRC Services of Interest


Day & Time

VA Office Hours

  • Counseling Services
  • Linkage and referrals to VA healthcare and services.

Over the summer session, students may contact the VA Vet Center of San Bernardino at 909-801-5762 and ask to speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment with a VA Readjustment Counselor that is available. 

Research Assistance Hour

  • Get help with your research.

Paul Hottinger, Librarian, hosts Research Assistance Hour every Tuesdays, 11a.m.-12 p.m.  All CPP majors are welcome to connect with Paul for research help.  Sessions are available in person or via Zoom.

VRC Tutoring

  • Get help with basic math, engineering and physics.

Dr. Phyllis Nelson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, offers online tutoring sessions during the regular academic year. To schedule a tutoring session email Dr. Nelson at

Counseling and Psychological Services Drop-In Hour

  • Confidential and tailored to suit the needs of the student.
  • Example of session topics include: Learning healthy coping strategies, adapting to change, and managing stress.

Dr. Lideth Ortega-Villalobos hosts online counseling Drop-In Hours every Monday, 1-3 p.m. for the summer session.  If this scheduled time is not workable for you, please email Dr. Ortega-Villalobos at to schedule an appointment. Drop-ins can be 20 or 25 minutes long and will be reserved in the order they are requested.