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Welcome to the Veterans' Resource Center (VRC) at Santa Monica College, serving veterans entering college for the first time or returning to college to further their education.

The center acts as a liaison with the Veterans Administration to verify enrollment for students claiming benefits under the G.I. Bill or the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Program. We can also assist the veteran with referrals to various veteran-serving programs in the West Los Angeles area.

New Student Fall Orientation

Monday, August 19, 2019

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Main Campus

RSVP link:

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Summer Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Academic Counseling Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Holidays Observed - Office Closure

July 4, 2019 - Independence Day

September 2, 2019 - Labor Day

November 11, 2019 - Veterans Day

November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day

November 29, 2019 - Admission Day

Students can be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

No appointments can be made during enrollment cycles. Appointments can be made beginning the third week after the start of fall or spring semesters. Check-in with the VRC for wait times.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Dr. Julie Johns
Available Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Phone: (310) 434-8205


Liberal Arts Building, Room 135 (Map #48)
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


SMC Foundation - Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center