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Start here for the Next Steps in pursuing a degree with your veterans' benefits.

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Center for Veterans Affairs
Student Engagement Center
Level 3, Room 3021

Students or guests visiting our center may either use the meters in front of the Administration Bldg. or check in at the Visitor Information & Parking Office (a.k.a. Kiosk) at Mission Plaza (Broadway entrance) and pick up a free Temporary Day Pass. The parking office will be able to direct you where to park.

Phone: 210-832-5651
Fax: 210-832-2155

Mailing Address:
Center for Veterans Affairs
4301 Broadway CPO #58
San Antonio, TX 78209

Veteran Service Specialist and VA Certification Official
Lee Atienzo
Phone: (210) 832-2154

Receptionist and VA Certification Official
Natalie Ayala

Phone: (210) 832-7240

Director of Center for Veterans Affairs and VA Certification Official
Adriana Leal
Phone: (210) 829-2705

Hours of Operation

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs office is open:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., CST, Monday - Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CST, Friday

Our Center recognizes the University holidays listed below and will be closed.

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Good Friday
½ day for Battle of Flowers/ Fiesta



A VA website provides Veterans with "one stop shop" by offering them easy, online access to claims and payment information through eBenefits.


Veterans Center Contact Form

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are pleased to announce UIW’s 2018-19 Yellow Ribbon Program is now open!

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VA Center

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs employs a dedicated staff to assist you with VA benefits. Call today at 210-832-5651 or e-mail


Office Hours

Fall 2018 Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Sat. of every month:       9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Tribute Stole for Grads

UIW Veterans are honored during graduation with a Tribute stole. It is worn during the graduation ceremony and is provided free of charge. Contact us to receive your stole for commencement.

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