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.
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.
UB student veterans can enjoy the newly dedicated Efner “Lucky” Davis Veterans Lounge, which includes one group study room and 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 37 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.
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 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 64th in the country for veterans by U.S. News and World Report.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The lounge is accessible during Student Union operating hours.
General information on benefits available to veterans:
VA Regional Processing Office (VARPO)
130 South Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202