Student Veterans Resource Center

Visit the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and expand your network! The SVRC provides military-affiliated students at DVC with a supportive community, guidance on educational benefits, and resources to succeed both academically and personally. The SVRC also works to strengthen our community through veteran-centered events and activities. Take the next step and get connected - we're here for you!


DVC Students

Get Started

Check out important steps, like how to apply for VA benefits, to get started at DVC.

DVC Students

Student Services

Learn about academic counseling, financial aid & tutoring services.

DVC Students

Resources for Veterans

Access a list of community resources to support your academic and professional journey.

Get Started

Your future starts here - with our application for admission. Completed applications are accepted within 24 hours!

Apply Now

After you apply, check out these next steps to learn how to apply for VA benefits, submit your transcripts, attend online orientation, connect with a dedicated counselor, and register for classes!

Student Services


Visit the Counseling Center for office information.

If you are a veteran or a dependent applying for VA benefits this semester and you would like to schedule a one hour VA appointment, please make an appointment online.

We have two primary veteran counselors,  Alberto Aranda and Todd Steffan and general counselors, Maria Dorado, Brenda Gonzalez and Catherine Jester to assist you.

Have a question? Use the live chat feature on the Counseling Center's homepage.

Financial Aid

Contact Sonya Castro, Financial Aid Veteran Student Liaison by email, phone (925) 969-2089 or contact the Financial Aid Office for information and assistance. 


Veteran-specific tutoring

The SVRC is partnering with Academic Support Center (ASC) to offer virtual tutoring with Jerry Hudson Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am - 12 pm. Subjects: Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, and Physics.

Virtual and one-on-one, socially distanced, in-person appointments outside of the above schedule can be made directly with Program Assistant, Arieal Young at

Student Centers

DVC's on-campus and online student centers can connect you with tutors, counselors, and support services to help you complete your path. Visit one of our seven new centers!

Get Connected

Diablo Valley College Student Veterans Alliance (DVCSVA) student club

The Diablo Valley College Student Veterans Alliance (DVCSVA) provides a community of support for military veterans and their families. Join the Student Veterans Alliance Club on DVCSync and Facebook to keep up with club updates and events!

DVC news & testimonials

Read what's happening for veterans at DVC

Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 1 pm

The Student Veteran Resource Center will be closed the following days during the fall 2023 semester:

  • Monday, September 4
  • Monday, October 9
  • Friday, November 10
  • Thursday, November 23
  • Friday, November 24

Contact Us
Location: SVRC is in the SVRC/PUMA Center, Pleasant Hill

For questions regarding certification and benefits, please contact the Veterans Services office at

  • Katie Edgecombe

    "The SVRC helped me immensely! It’s a one-stop shop, having all veteran services together under one roof. They have veteran education counselors, and there is a quiet place to study and do homework. There is always someone there to help you achieve success." - Katie Edgecombe, DVC 2021 veteran graduate with four associate degrees