Welcome to The 1st Lt. Peter J Gallo Veterans Resource Center
Merced College welcomes military veterans and family members wishing to further their education and encourages them to seek assistance through the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) located in the Student Union Building. Staff are available to provide the paperwork and information necessary to establish eligibility.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the Veteran Support Staff at (209) 384-6161.
Services for Veterans
- Veterans Certifying Official
- Computers and Printing Services
- Lending Library (Borrow Books)
- Veterans Education Counselors
- Veteran Peer Guides (English & Math)
- Networking Opportunities
Academic counselors specializing in Veterans services are available to provide educational and career planning. Veterans Counseling is provided in the VRC located in the Student Union Building Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. General counseling services are provided on the second floor of the Lesher Student Services Center, next to Admissions. Class registration information can be found in our printed Schedule of Classes.
Veterans and family members are also supplied with information about other campus resources and local agencies services. Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all new and returning veterans and family members to contact them directly www.benefits.va.gov/gibill or (888) 442-4551 for questions about their benefits and payments.
California Veterans Resource Book
Veterans and family members with disabilities can receive assistance from the College’s Disabled Student Services program. Call (209) 384-6155 or visit the Disabled Student Services webpages for information about available services.
Personal Counseling is available through the Merced College Student Health Services Office. Call (209) 384-6045 or visit our Student Health webpages for information about personal counseling services.