Welcome to the Military-Affiliated Student Center

The Military-Affiliated Student Center provides academic support, transition assistance, and advocacy for students who are Active-Duty Service Members, Veterans, ROTC cadets, Reservists, National Guard, and their Families. 


    What the MASC Offers


    We hope you find a community at the MASC during your time here at Iowa State. Our mission is to strengthen the lives of veterans, military personnel, their families, and our community.

    The MASC houses a student lounge area for students to socialize, eat lunch, or take a quick snooze before their afternoon class. We also have a rotation office designated for students needing a quiet place to study and a conference room that may be available for students to practice a presentation or study with a group. Our center provides a place for military-affiliated students to ask military-related questions and utilize resources and events specific to our students' needs, while also building a greater sense of belonging around common experiences. We are here to help with the unique challenges associated with transitioning into a university setting.

    Our center is located on the 5th Floor of the Iowa State Memorial Union. We are open during the academic year from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

    MASC Hours

    MASC Summer Hours w/SCO Days In House

    Creating Community

    While attending Iowa State, students are encouraged to find a community so they can create a support system while fostering friendships for years to come. Our purpose at the MASC is to not only provide academic, social, and transitional support for our students, but to provide a safe space to allow every individual to be themselves and build camaraderie with one another. Students plan and organize their own events based of their interests from semester to semester such as The Puppy Jake Foundation and White Elephant! 

    White Elephant Holiday Party 2022
    Puppy Tau (service pup in training) from the Puppy Jake Foundation
    Weekly Trivia