Veteran Services

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Veteran Services helps student veterans transition into civilian life, as they learn more about balancing college with other life obligations.

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University at Buffalo
321 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 829-5586

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lounge Hours

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.

Dan Ryan, Director

Veteran Services Overview

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Veterans Orientation

Any reference to branches of the United States armed forces—either in copy or through the use of still or motion visuals—does not constitute an endorsement of the university by the United States Department of Defense or any unit thereof.

  • Military Friendly School 2023-2024
  • Military Spouse Friendly School 2022-23
  • Service Opportunity Colleges (SOC) institutional member 
  • Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) member
  • 2023 “Best for Vets” school - Military Times
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked 48th for veterans

Efner “Lucky” Davis Veterans Lounge - Dedicated May 1, 2018

The Efner “Lucky” Davis Veterans Lounge, located in the Student Union, Room 321 is open to all student veterans. To access to the lounge, contact Veteran Services.

About Efner “Lucky” Davis: A World War II veteran from Arcade, N.Y., Lucky joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served in the 37th Infantry Division. By way of this lounge, Lucky sought to ensure student veterans have a safe place to relax, build a strong campus community and excel academically.

Lucky Davis speaks to Veteran student graduates.

Inside Veteran Services

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.

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