About Us

VETS was established by a generous grant from the American Council on Education and the Walmart Foundation.

STARS helps UCSC to welcome students who are military veterans and invites them to participate in a wide variety of academic and personal support services and programs. A student veteran support coordinator and a group of veteran peer mentors are available on a drop-in or by-appointment basis to assist with your transition to the campus and help you get started on your UCSC educational path.

The VETS Peer Mentor team provides successful students with experience in transitioning from the military to education. Student veterans should feel free to contact these resourceful student veteran leaders to find answers to your questions. The Student Veteran Peer Mentors are available on campus or by telephone, to contact the Veteran Resource Center call 831-459-1520.

Take a moment to check out the resources on the left menu including the forms needed to file for veterans education benefits while attending UCSC. You will also find bios for our VETS peer, mentors, news stories about our student veterans.

Mission Statement

UCSC VETS looks to provide support, learn with, and learn from all who have served or been affiliated with the military through their educational journey, from prospective student to graduation and beyond.  Our staff and students will educate, advocate, and engage the campus and community, valuing Social Responsibility and the Sacrifice of all who have served.


Veterans are one of our nation and state’s greatest resources.  Veterans have addressed the world’s most critical challenges and will continue to be at the forefront of that change.  UCSC will set the example of transforming warriors to accomplish missions beyond the battlefield with the same integrity and selflessness that characterize their service.

Veterans represent every diverse aspect of our state’s population and have addressed every kind of adversity with continued determination and dignity.  UCSC is committed to serving them and to provide them the tools they need to continue to give back to others in their community and the world.

Current operating hours for Spring 2018:
Monday:  10:00-18:00
Tuesday:  10:00-18:00
Wednesday: 11:00-18:00
Thursday:  10:00-18:00
Friday: 10:00-18:00
*Hours past 1700 are considered extended hours and are dependent on duty Peer Mentor availability

Veterans Resource Center Location