Military and Veterans

"My Hawkeye experience has been excellent! The Veteran Service Center was amazing in handling my GI Bill while dual-enrolled at UNI. Instructors are approachable and willing to help you achieve your educational goals." Kip Woods

Military and Veterans Services

Military and Veterans Services at Hawkeye Community College holds strong to a mission to strengthen the lives and educational experiences of Veterans, military personnel, their families, and the community.

We are dedicated to help with the unique challenges associated with transitioning from military life to the college experience. Our office provides assistance with all VA Benefit applications, State Tuition Assistance, Federal Tuition Assistance, My CAA programs, scholarships, and financial aid. We actively provide programs and experiences to educate the Hawkeye community of the contributions and perspectives of our military-connected students and implement policy and practice to serve our student veterans and their families.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center, located in the Brock Student Center, is an extension of Hawkeye’s appreciation for your service to our country. It is your place to connect with others to form a sense of camaraderie around shared experiences. Come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to study or meet others. Open during regular Brock Student Center hours.

Student Veterans of America Hawkeye Chapter

The Student Veterans of America Hawkeye Chapter actively supports service projects, social activities, and community events throughout the year. Learn more and get involved!


Free CLEP Registration for Active Duty Military in Veterans in November

Hawkeye Community College will offer free College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) registration to any active duty military or veterans in the month of November.

Operation: Help a Veteran

October 26–November 20, 2015

Hawkeye Student Veterans Organization is partnering with HACAP Supportive Services for Veterans Families to help provide resources for the homeless veteran population in the Cedar Valley. Donation boxes—with listings of items needed—are located in the Hawkeye Center, Brock Student Center, Bremer Hall, and the Health Education and Services Center.

Those receiving assistance include former and current Hawkeye Community College students. Please give what you can.

After November 11, contact Robin Knight with your donation.

As a follow up to this campaign, the Student Veterans organization will be working to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas to families in this program. If your office or department is interested in adopting a family, please contact Robin Knight.

American Legion National Vice-Commander Visit Meet and Greet with Student Veterans

Monday, November 2, 2015
Brock Student Center—Multipurpose Room

Wings of Hope—Equine Therapy Demonstration Veterans and Family programs

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Hawkeye Community College Farm Lab

Out of Uniform: Veterans Employment Assistance

Monday, November 9
Brock Student Center—Multipurpose Room

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11:11am Flag Raising Ceremony outside Hawkeye Center at Flagpole
12:15pm Veterans Day Ceremony, Tama Hall Lobby
12:45 Reception, Tama Hall 102

Lunch coupons for all faculty/staff and student Veterans. Pick up at the Student Life desk in Brock Student Center.

Military and Veterans Services

Veterans Services Coordinator

Robin Knight
Brock Student Center
319-296-2329 ext.1212
800-670-4769 ext.1212
Email me


Mailing Address

Military and Veterans Services
Hawkeye Community College
1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015

Military Friendly School - 2015
Hawkeye has been rated as one of Military Advanced Education's top Colleges and Universities for 2015.
Hawkeye Community College is the only community college in Iowa among the 140 colleges and universities to make the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list from Military Times.