FALL 2014 | Upcoming Events

Welcome Week | Towers Lobby and Campus Mall
Date: 08/22/14
Time: 8am-2pm and 4-8pm
The Veterans Club will be helping students move into their dorms the morning of Move-In Day. Then, we will help serve root beer floats at the New Student Mugging at the Family Picnic.
Sign-up to volunteer:

Open House | Veterans Courtyard of Honor
Date: 08/29/14
Time: 4-6pm
The open house provides a way for student veterans, community leaders, and the Vanguard community to network, tour of the Veterans Resource Center and learn different ways you can get involved.  New, current, and former veterans will be present. Refreshments will be served.  

September 11th Remembrance OPEN HOUSE | Veterans Resource Center 
Date: 09/11/14
Time: 3-6pm
“How the soldier of today is becoming a leader for tomorrow”
This year marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11 Patriot Day. Let’s commemorate that together! The Vanguard Veterans Club will host a time of reflection, prayer, and refreshments from 3-6PM in the Veterans Resource Center and Courtyard (Scott Academic Center). There is no set program. Just meet a Veteran, and come at your leisure. 

OC Stand Down
Date: 09/27/14
Time: 11:00am-3:30pm
The Orange County Stand Down is a 3-day event. The event assists in helping homeless and at-risk veterans as well as their families. OC Stand Down also provides a place for homeless to sleep for the weekend. Community social services and government agencies will be present over the course of the weekend.
Download the registration form at, and email it to and cc

Family Weekend 2014
Date: 10/3/14 – 10/4/14
Time: Friday 9:00 am – 9:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Please invite your families, and join us for Family Weekend.
RSVP for the event here:

Veterans Day Event | Veterans Courtyard of Honor
Date: 11/06/14
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Hors d’oeuvres will be served following the service. Military uniforms are welcome. Join us as we share our vision for investing in Veterans.
RSVP here:

Christmas Fantasia | Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Date: 12/02/14
Time: 6:00pm (Concert starts at 8:00pm)
Veterans are welcome to volunteer at this annual Christmas concert performed by the Vanguard University Music Department. Duties include welcoming guests and overseeing the info table.
To volunteer:

Holiday Toy Drive | Vanguard University
Date: 12/10/14
The Veterans Club is collecting toys this Christmas season for children at Walter Reed Medical Center and for our local CHOC hospital. Vanguard Veterans will hand deliver toys to children currently undergoing cancer treatment at CHOC. Toys, Gift Cards, Cash or checks can be donated at boxes around campus.
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Ongoing Events


Veterans Club Public Meetings | Veterans Resource Center
Date: Mondays
Time: 4:30-6pm
Contact: Mike Sudan at
This is a time for the student Veterans club to discuss opportunities and events happening on-campus and in the local community for Veterans.

One Step Mentorship – Guitar Group | Veterans Resource Center
Date: Fridays
Time: 6pm
Contact: Matt Oostra at
The Guitar group is a chance for people to learn how to play the guitar. It is not mandatory, but preferable, to bring a guitar. Food is provided.

Sunday Service | Newport Mesa Church, Costa Mesa
Date: Sundays
Time: 9am
Contact: Adrian Michael at
Students meet at the Veterans Resource Center and attend the morning service followed by lunch. 

Bible Study | Veterans Resource Center
Date: Mondays
Time: 6-7:30pm
Contact: Chris Kupitz at
This is a time for the student Veterans club to study the Bible and develop spiritual growth.

Brian Burlingame
Veterans Coordinator
(714) 966-5447 |