Two SJSU veteran grads

Semper Spartans!

The SJSU Veterans Resource Center is a one-stop resource center proudly supporting all veterans, reservists, guard members, active duty personnel and veteran dependents.

What We Do

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SJSU One of the Best in the West for Veterans

The 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings place SJSU in the top 15 in the West for Best Colleges for Veterans.

VRC physically open!

VRC Fall 2021 Hours: 

The VRC is physically open M-F, 9am-5pm (can use Spartan Connect to schedule appt. if you like) and we remain open virtually M-F, 9am-5pm (see Contact Us page for zoom links). Please email us with any general questions: veterans@sjsu.edu, give us a call @ 408-924-8129, view our Contact Us page for updated hours, or you can also find general updates on Facebook.

Incoming miltary connected student?

Check out our FAQ Video on YouTube to learn more about VRC services.

Office Hours

Our VRC Peer Advisors, Certifying Official, and Faculty Coordinator are hosting virtual and In-Person office. Check the Contact Us page for dates, times, and Zoom meeting links.

VRC is HIRING!

We are looking for 1-2 VA Work Study (must be certified and eligible for GI Bill benefits) students for Spring '22 term; must be able to work in person and remotely depending on office needs.  To express your interest, please fill out this Google form by 12/17/21.

Information for Faculty

Please visit the VA Campus Toolkit for information on veteran friendly syllabus, tips on showing support in the classroom, and how to best connect a student veteran with resources.  VA Campus Toolkit

GI Bill® Certification Submission and CalVet 

Check the Benefits Overview page for information about how to submit your GI Bill® benefits certification and how to submit your CalVet Fee Waiver if applicable. 

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How to Apply

Follow these easy steps to apply for veteran benefits and enrollment at SJSU.

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Benefits

Find out what federal and state benefits you’re entitled to—and how to get them.

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Events

Join our Spartan community for information on our Veterans Career Readiness program, workshops, film screenings, and other special events.

Using the GI Bill ®?

Be sure to submit your Request for Certification each semester to be certified for VA benefits through your MySJSU portal!

Veterans Benefits Directions

In Honor of Jennifer Gonzales

Dr. Jennifer Gonzales, a VA Clinical Psychologist, worked at SJSU through the VA until the summer of 2016 when she left to start her new job at the Yountville Veterans Home.  She worked on campus through the VA grant, called VITAL (Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership), and was here to support and guide our student veterans through their transitions on campus. She, along with Damian Bramlett, were an integral partnership in the launching of our Veterans Resource Center and provided direct VA services in order to truly be a "one-stop" shop for our transitioning men and women. Jennifer provided a great deal of education to our campus and outreach to our neighboring Community Colleges as well. Although her life was tragically cut short in the Yountville shooting in March 2018, she is respected and remembered by so many for her gracious spirit and contributions she made to the many lives she touched and helped.

Apply for the Dr. Jennifer Gonzales scholarship

SJSU Student and Family at the VRC
Photo by David Schmitz

Come here first!

The Veterans Resource Center is located in the Student Union in room 1500 (on the first level). Stop by any time to connect with other veterans, meet with an advisor, and get answers to your questions.