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.

Veterans Resource Center Request Info

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, and Disabled Student Program Services.  Veterans Counseling is provided in the VRC located in the Student Union Building, Room 126.

General counseling services are provided on the second floor of the Lesher Student Services Center, next to Admissions.  Class registration information can be found using the Searchable Class Schedule.

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

CalVet Resource Book
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. 

Couseling & Guidance

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding CPL at Merced College.

Hours & Location

Veterans Resource Center

Student Union; Room 126
Merced Main Campus

Phone: (209) 384-6161

Fax: (209) 381-6476

[email protected]

Merced Main Campus Hours Days Hours
Regular Office Hours Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
 Veterans Counselor Availability Mon – Thur 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Summer Office Hours Mon – Thur 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Veterans Counselor Summer Availability TBD TBD

Veterans Help Desk

Los Banos Campus (map)
22240 Highway 152
Los Banos, CA 93635
Phone: (209) 384-6161

8:00 am – 12:30pm

Los Banos Campus Hours Days Hours
 Regular Office Hours Mon – Fri  Call for Assistance

Veterans Staff