Veterans University is for veterans, servicemembers, their families, and anyone in our community interested in learning about how to improve the lives of veterans in a welcoming classroom environment. 

Veterans University is a one-day event covering a myriad of topics including: healthcare and disability benefits, mental health, transportation, and employment resources for veterans. Presenters include representatives from Veteran Service Organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor. Presenters will provide a broad overview of each benefit, followed by practical and detailed information on how to access the benefits described. Participants will also receive contact information they can utilize, should they have difficulty accessing benefits on their own.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20, 2017 and feel free to share with anyone interested. Let’s show our veterans how important they are by learning how to better serve them! To stay up to date on Veterans Univeristy and other important updates from my office, please sign up for my e-newsletter.

Check-in time: 8:30 AM

Program starts: 9 AM


Will meals be provided?

Please note that no meals will be provided at this event. Water will be available on site.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


What are handicap parking options at the Convention Center?

An area at the west entrance on Alvarado Drive has been designated as a drop off zone for mobility impared guests. Handicap parking is available within designated areas of the parking lots.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach the office of Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. at 760-424-8888.


Congressman Raul RuizRepresenting *California’s 36th Congressional District, Congressman Raul Ruiz has announced that he will be hosting a “Veterans University” to be held over the weekend of June 25th and 26th, 2016. This two-day event promises to be an excellent opportunity for various service-providing partners to come together, offering education, training, and solutions to those who have given so much to our country. The main goal for these partners will be to focus on improving the lives of our veterans and active-duty service members, along with their families, friends, and caregivers. All of the aforementioned are invited to attend this free, informative seminar which will take place in a welcoming classroom environment.

Veterans University will be held at California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus, 37500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211. For more information, and to register, click here. To view and print a flyer for this event, click here.

*California’s 36th Congressional District covers most of the desert communities in the Inland Empire, including Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, and Cathedral City.


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