Student Support

Veterans Events

 

​VRC Remote Services

During mid-March, the VRC moved all services including Counseling to remote capacities. Students are able to make appointments and meet with counselors via telephone and ZOOM. In addition, our staff can be reached via email for questions regarding certifications, paperwork and benefits. Our partnership with US Vets which provides wellness (mental health) counseling is also available online. The Student Veteran Association continued club meetings weekly via Zoom with guest speakers. We also created an online community for the VRC on Canvas which offers 24/7 online tutoring. SMC will remain remote until the end of Fall 2020.

VRC Remote Services

During mid-March, the VRC moved all services including Counseling to remote capacities. Students are able to make appointments and meet with counselors via telephone and ZOOM. In addition, our staff can be reached via email for questions regarding certifications, paperwork and benefits. Our partnership with US Vets which provides wellness (mental health) counseling is also available online. The Student Veteran Association continued club meetings weekly via Zoom with guest speakers. We also created an online community for the VRC on Canvas which offers 24/7 online tutoring. SMC will remain remote until the end of Fall 2020.

Peer Mentor Events

VRC Welcome Event - September 11, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm via zoom:  Meeting ID 927 7847 8607

Friday Sessions - Drop-in 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

October 2, 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20

Meal Project - Donate​

COVID-19 has shut down retailers and restaurants where some of the students work and dine, which means many more Corsairs have the potential to go hungry in the coming weeks. Santa Monica College Foundation Meal Project is the result of another partnership with Everytable where students can choose from a variety of chef-prprepared meals that are delivered fresh weekly to their home. Donate 5 meals for a Veteran student for $25: Santa Monica Foundation Meal Project Donation​

Top 10 Military Friendly School - Designation

Santa Monica College (SMC) has earned a Top 10 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the nation participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation. SMC is among the top 10 in the “large community colleges” category. This is the highest “special award” in each category, as colleges and universities may earn a Top 10, Gold, Silver, or Bronze Special Award on top of their Military Friendly® School designation. Read more here: Top 10-Military Friendly School Designation

Past Events