Veterans Services at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Veterans Services


Summer 2020 COVID-19 Update

Please note: Due to the shelter-in-place order announced for San Mateo County on 3/16/2020 our physical location on the College of San Mateo campus will be closed until further notice.

We are still available to serve you remotely. Please email us at the and we will respond to you as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience.

New Students: Please visit our Getting Started page to download our CSM Enrollment and GI Bill Checklists that will help guide you through your initial steps at CSM. If you have any questions or assistance on the checklists, please contact Luis Padilla at with any questions regarding enrollment and education benefits. Thank You!
CSM is dedicated to making sure that all veterans, reservists, active duty members and their family members receive the well-deserved respect and benefits they have earned.

Veterans Resource Opportunity Center (VROC)

We can assist you in starting, continuing or resuming your education. We have experience and knowledge of the Post-9/11 GIB, MGIB-SR, Voc Rehab, CalVet Fee Waiver, VA Work Study, GI Bill Payment Rates and Post-9/11 BAH rates. We can help you navigate through the VA system as well as connect you to your local county veteran services office.


To provide all student veterans and their families a college experience with inspiration and purpose.


To develop remarkable student veterans who will be inspired to build on their education through leadership roles, social entrepreneurship and life long education.

Core Values

Veterans Core Values

Services and Amenities

When you are in VROC you can expect to be in your comfort zone among other veterans, service members and their families. You will be able to learn more about our local community resources, job opportunities, on-campus resources, scholarships, transfer college information and even internship opportunities. We also offer a lounge, computer access, free printing, coffee and light snacks. Stop by Central Hall, Building 16, Room 150 to find out more today!

Contact Us

Veterans Resource & Opportunity Center (VROC)
Central Hall Building 16, Room 150
(650) 574-6675

For all email inquiries please email Luis Padilla at

Online Until Further Notice

Resident vs. Distant Courses for Veterans

For those eligible for and wishing to certify VA Educational Benefits:
  • Reference these lists to differentiate Resident vs. Distant Courses for Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 certification purposes (view the RDH column for details).
  • Check WebSchedule for course meeting requirements including any online meeting dates/times and additional course information.
  • Consult your School Certifying Official with any questions about course modality and certification of VA Educational Benefits.