The Cal Veteran Services Center at UC Berkeley expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within this public research university. We increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation. Our work engages individuals and the broader community to facilitate a transformational higher education experience for veterans.
Cal Veteran Services Center Staff
Luis A. Hernandez
Program Coordinator and
Academic Achievement Counselor
Marine Corps Veteran and Cal Alumnus
Academic, Financial Aid, VA Benefits, Personal
Counseling and Psychological Services
Readjustment Counseling with Dr. Kathleen Pierce, VA Psychologist from the Oakland Vet Center.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pierce call: (510) 763-3904
Front Desk Peer Advisors
Veteran Outreach Peer Advisors (VOPAs)
Space to study and relax, computers, printing, refrigerator, microwave, coffee, phone charging
Access to study room is permitted when the building is open
Education 198 Course
Veterans in Higher Education
Partnerships with student veteran and alumni groups
The Cal Veteran Services Center is part of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3). The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence ensure non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead. The CE3 Programs are: Berkeley Hope Scholars, Berkeley Underground Scholars, Cal Veteran Services Center, Educational Opportunity Program, Miller Scholars Program, Posse Scholars Program, Professional Development Program, Re-Entry Student Program, Student Parent Center, Student Support Services, Transfer Student Center, and Undocumented Student Program.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
- Joseph Campbell
102 Hearst Memorial Gym
Berkeley, CA 94720