Veteran Services

Veteran Services is a comfortable, welcoming place where student veterans and eligible dependents can get help with benefits, talk with someone who can handle administrative issues, and relax with their “brothers and sisters.” We are here to help veterans balance college life with their military, career, family and personal goals — and to let veterans know that they are not alone.

Here For You

Get the support you need and the benefits you deserve. We’re here to help student veterans (and their dependents) make the transition to college and be successful at UB. Whether you need help with your benefits paperwork, a connection to local and national groups that support veterans, or just someone to talk to, we’re here for you.

Veteran Services Team

  • Dan Ryan, Director
  • Maureen Kanaley, Certifying Official for VA Educational Benefits
  • Grace Clark, Staff Assistant

Veterans Lounge: 114 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus

Meet other veterans, find out about veterans services on campus, or just enjoy a quiet study space. The Veterans Lounge is dedicated to the needs of UB’s student veterans. Here, you’ll find a kitchen and group study areas, as well as access to people who can help you with your veterans benefits. To receive 24/7 access to the lounge, please come to the Veteran Services office during business hours, and we will register your UB card. The lounge is located at 114 Diefendorf Hall on South Campus.

UB Student Veterans Association

Are you interested in serving others, going to events and hanging out with other student veterans? Then join the UB Student Veterans Association (SVA), where you’ll find students who share your common experience — and a desire to get the most out of their time at UB. The SVA is a student-run organization that is committed to scholarship, service and camaraderie, and is open to student veterans, dependents of active duty military, and those who are currently serving in the Reserves, Guard or ROTC. Information about SVA events, meetings and news for veterans will be posted on the group’s Facebook page. You can also visit the Veteran Services office to learn more.

UB has been named a Military Friendly School, a Yellow Ribbon School, an institutional member of the Service Opportunity Colleges (SOC), and a participating institution in Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP). In addition, UB was named a “Best for Vets” school by Military Times, and ranked 64th in the country for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.


Veteran Services

Student Life

University at Buffalo
114 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5586; Fax: (716) 829-2290

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24-hour access to Veterans lounge

Social Media

VA Regional Processing

General information on benefits available to veterans:

VA Regional Processing Office (VARPO)

130 South Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14202


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