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Veterans Resource Center

WELCOME

Veterans, In-Service Members, and Dependents!

 ======== Summer to Fall Updates =======

 

Registered for Fall 2020?:

Due to COVID-19, all Foothill College courses will remain virtual or fully on-line. 

Important Notice to VA Benefit Users:  VA has approved for continual access to BAH benefits. In order to meet VA in person requirements while using VA Educational benefits, use the link below to access all of the Fall 2020 courses declared as residence/hybrid.  See list link below:

 

 

COVID-19 FOOTHILL VRC FALL 2020 COURSE LIST

 

Need more info access VRC Virtual Office or Phone Hours.

 

NEW Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours :

Need to meet a Veterans Resource Center Academic Counselor for a 15-minute session, or have questions in general about Veterans Resource Center services;  Access VRC virtual office hours and meet a live staff member to assist you:

 

Monday:          9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday:          9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday:        9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Friday:               8:00 am - 12:00 pm

To Access:  VRC Virtual Office Hours

 

VRC Phone Hours:

 

Monday:          2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday:          2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday:  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday:       2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday:              No phone hours available

 

Contact:  650-949-7912

Effective August 10, 2020, VRC virtual hours will change

 

September 2020: VRC is scheduling  appointments with Veterans Academic Counselor until June 2021. Access Virtual Office Hours link to request an appointment.

 


 

Schedule Counseling Appointment:

New and need an Ed Plan to use VA benefits? Graduation petition?  Transferring or application questions?  Visit a Veterans Academic Counselor for assistance. Access our Summer Virtual Office hours for immediate assistance or email contactvrc@fhda.edu to schedule a 1-hour session with a Veterans Academic Counselor.

 

New/Returning Students:

Access the Summer Virtual Office Hours  to start the process of enrollment and VA educational benefits certification.

Provide military documentation to receive priority registration and access to resources and services for continuous enrollment. To sign up with Foothill College Veterans Resource Center, contact our office now. 

 

Continuing Students:

Registered for Fall 2020?  Checklist to confirm certification requirements:

  • Educational Plan Locked for Fall 2020
  • No Change and Confirmed Major/Program
  • Registered Courses Listed on Ed Plan
  • Clockwork Request Submitted
  • VRC Confirmation Received via Email

Any Changes prior to last enrollment period, must be reported to the VRC.  Access Summer Virtual Office hours or email brownjulie@fhda.edu on the next steps to update required information.

 


 

Bookstore:

Have you ordered your books for next quarter?     Access the Bookstore online before Spring quarter begins:  Textbooks, e-books, Rentals for Summer 2020 are available online.

 Order Now

 

Veterans Book Voucher Request:

Do you need assistance in paying for your books? The Veterans Resource Center provides book vouchers for $150.00. Apply now:

VRC Book Voucher Request

 

Virtual Support:

Do you need virtual support before Fall begins?  Access the Virtual Support page before next quarter begins:

https://foothill.edu/virtualcampus/

 

 

Online Tutoring:

Need a virtual tutor for stem or writing courses for Fall 2020? Access the online tutoring site for more information:

https://foothill.edu/tlc/online.html

 

 

Accommodations:

Need accommodation support for you Fall 2020 classes? Connect to the Disability Resource Center:

https://foothill.edu/drc/

 Foothill Veterans Resource Center  is still in operation and will assist students virtually.  Email contactvrc@foothill.edu to schedule an Academic Counseling appointment. For processing VA Educational Benefits email brownjulie@foothill.edu and provide your full name, Campus Wide ID, a contact number, and a request to be certified. Someone from VRC will be in contact.

 

 

=========== 03/17/2020 ============

 

To further limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, Foothill College temporarily suspended face-to-face student services and instruction effective, Friday March 13th. Foothill College will be closed from 3/17/20 for 15 days until Tuesday, 4/7/20 or until further notice. (Subject to change)

 

Please note that the VA has reported that there should be no disruptions in payments for Veterans whose GI Bill and VOC Rehab benefits were previously processed/certified.

 

Foothill College VRC staff are available for Virtual assistance and support. Email contactvrc@foothill.edu or call 650-949-7912.

 

For more information on VA Educational Payments and Benefits contacts:

 

  • GI Bill Hotline: (888) 442-4551

 

  • VR&E/Vocational Rehabilitation: Contact your assigned Case Manager via e-mail

 

  • Alternatively, unsure of the status of your VOC Rehab/VR&E benefits (*as long as they remain open*) you can contact the general VR&E offices:

 

  • Oakland VR&E: (510) 637-6128

 

  • Sacramento VR&E: (916) 364-6700

 

  • Fresno VR&E:  (559) 443-1491

 

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*VRC Team of 2019 - 2020*

VRC 2019

(LtoR: Beth W.-Academic Coach, Mimi O.-Academic Counselor, Zaina H.-Academic Coach, and Julie B.-Veterans Specialist/SCO)

 

 

Foothill VRC Mission

We aim to create a supportive environment that enables the success of our veterans through academics, wellness, and camaraderie.  We provide support services for student veterans, military service members, and or their dependents.  We are committed to supporting you in acheiving academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.

 

 

 

C.A.R.E is our Motto:

We promote  camaradarie, the Advancement of our students, offer Resources and Empower you to be your best selves (We CARE).

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Black Lives Student Services Services Statement

In Student Services, we acknowledge our role in not serving our Black students adequately. Please read full statement of our commitment to alter our course of action with a quaretly updated public plan. 

Black Lives Matter Action Plan 8/1/2020

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Veterans Resource Center

 

Summer 2020 Virtual Office Hours:

Mon/Thrs:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fri:  Closed

Access VRC Virtual Office:

 

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650.949.7912


contactvrc@foothill.edu

 


Building 5400, Room 5403

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