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Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

COVID-19 Updates 

(last updated 6/7/2021 - We will regularly update this page with more information.)


It is our goal to keep our students, staff and the community as safe as possible while providing continued service during this critical time by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) will be available to students virtually starting on March 31th via email and phone. You can reach us virtually via email or voicemail (714-432-5063). Follow us on instagram @occ_vrc for social media updates. We will be available in-person once campus re-opens.

While we are closed on-campus, please check out OCC's official COVID-19 Student Resource and FAQ page

Additionally, there are many community resources that you can continue to access off-campus. Please click here to see our most recent official program FAQ and COVID-19 Community Resources list.


​​​​​​​​​​​The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is located in the new Student Union building. The center includes both a VRC lounge, kitchenette, and offices. The VRC is here provide veteran students with a place to study and connect with other student veterans and dependents.  The Lounge is open during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. (Hours will vary due to COVID guidelines)

 





If you would like to chat virtually with the Veteran Specialist, "Knock on Door" of the online Specialist. If the Specialist is not online, you may leave an offline message or schedule a meeting with them for a later time.


The new Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is located on the 2nd floor of the new Student Union building. It is staffed with personnel who can assist student veterans and military connected students with referrals to various services and programs on/off campus and access to:

  • Veterans Specialist
  • Veterans Counselor (Appt will be needed)
  • On/Off Campus Resource Office (Subject to change)
  • x10 Computer stations (x8 PCs & x2 Apple Macs)
  • VRC Lounge/ Kitchenette area w/ TV
  • Study Area seating with charging areas
  • Peer Support
  • Academic Resources
  • Referrals for:
    • Transportation
    • Student Support Services
    • Employment
    • Housing

In addition, the center hosts events to help inform veterans about various external resources available to them.  Please visit the Event Calendar for more information.


You can join our Waitlist for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. Click here to sign up!


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​LOCATION:

Student Union, 2nd Floor

SPRING 2021 OFFICE HOURS: 

Monday:

Tuesday: 

Wednesday: 

Thursday 

Friday:

*Hours are subject to change. Please check our Instagram for updates.

CONTACT:

714-432-0202 x26188

Instagram: occ_vrc

Twitter: occ_vrc

Facebook: occ_vrc

 STAFF

Jonathan Jimenez

Student Success and Equity Specialist-Veterans

jjimenez83@occ.cccd.edu

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VRC Professional Expert

Dane Bettencourt

VA Workstudy Assistants

Justin Reed

Jayce Guillen

Edgar Gustavo