Veteran Services

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

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
  • Jennifer Rice, Certifying Official for VA Educational Benefits

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

UB student veterans can enjoy the newly dedicated Efner “Lucky” Davis Veterans Lounge, located in the Student Union, Room 321. The lounge includes one group study room, an informal lounge with comfortable seating and game tables. To gain access to the lounge, which is available during Student Union hours, contact Veteran Services and provide your UB person number, as well as the last 8 digits of the number on your UB card.

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. Lucky has always put veterans first in every aspect of his life. The newly renovated veterans lounge is just another example of his generosity and support to our students. By way of this lounge, Lucky seeks to ensure student veterans have a safe place to relax, build a strong campus community and excel academically.

A Look at Veteran Services


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

Phone: (716) 829-5586

Office Hours

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

Lounge Hours

The lounge is accessible during Student Union operating hours.

Social Media

VA Regional Processing

130 South Elmwood Ave.  Buffalo, NY 14202 1-888-442-4551


UB has been named a Military Friendly School 2018-2019, 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 48th in the country for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.

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.

Thank a Vet Program

Take advantage of savings at more than 1,000 local businesses through Erie County’s Thank A Vet program.

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