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Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center Hours - Palm Desert Campus


Spring 2024 Semester: CSSC Room 125
Monday - Thursday:     8 am - 5 pm
Friday:     8 am - 12 pm
Summer 2024 Term (beginning 6/3/24): CSSC Room 125
Monday - Thursday:     8 am - 5 pm
Friday:     Closed during the Summer Term

             Days and hours may be subject to change due to meetings


COD Veterans Counselor is available for virtual appointments.

Bighorn Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center

COD Veterans Services and Veterans Resource Center


Cravens Student Services Center Building
Room 125
1st Floor - East end of building

Office Phone and Fax

Phone: 760.773.2536



Donni Prince

Veterans Resource Specialist, VA School Certifying Official

Evelyn Trejo

Veterans Counselor

TRiO Veterans SSS Visit the TRiO Veterans Site


South Annex Room 10


Carrie Tate-Meyer

Director of TRiO Veterans SSS

Serving Those Who Have Served

We understand that the transition to student life can be personally challenging, yet rewarding. We, along with the entire COD community, are grateful to you and your family members for your service to our country, and are dedicated to providing the services you need to successfully navigate this transition.

Our office is also an informational center to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your veterans’ educational benefits, as well as providing support services to ensure your success at College of the Desert.

  • One-on-one personalized student assistance

  • Veterans Academic Counselor

  • Disability Support

  • Liaison with all other COD support services

  • Certification of education benefits for all chapters

  • Providing academic advising by discussing the curriculum and approving course selection for compliance with DVA regulations

  • Priority registration for students who have completed the SSSP requirements, are in good standing and have completed fewer than 101 units at COD

  • Liaison between County, State and Federal Veterans organizations

  • Opportunity to learn new skills

  • Transition services

  • Support services while you pursue your goals

College of the Desert is approved by the California State Approving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.