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Veterans Resource Center


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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.

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Four Ways to Contact a Counselor

If you are dropping any course, you must FIRST contact a Veterans' Counselor in the VRC at or book an appointment with a counselor.

Fall Hours

Office Hours

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.​ ​
  • Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.​

Academic Counseling​

Mondays through Thursdays: ​8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.​


The office is closed in observance of legal and college holidays:

Labor Day - September 7, 2020

Veterans Day - November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving - November 26-27, 2020

Winter Break - December 24-31, 2020

More Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Co​​unseling (VetSuccess)​

  • TBD
  • ​TBD

US Vets Wellness Counselor (Mental Health)


Phone: (310) 434-8205
Location: Cayton Building, Invictus Lower Level (Map #14)
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Veterans Resource Center