Veteran Services helps student veterans transition into civilian life, as they learn more about balancing college with other life obligations.
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
Graduating student veterans watch their peers accept the annual commencement cord during the 2022 ceremony.
ROTC members and Veteran Services hosted the annual Veterans Day flag raising ceremony, which looked different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interim Vice President for Student Life Christina Hernandez addresses attendees at the annual Veterans Day ceremony.
UB celebrates Veterans Day with a flag ceremony at Flint Loop in front of Capen Hall on North Campus.
Efner “Lucky” Davis poses for a picture outside the “Lucky” Davis Veterans Lounge in the Student Union, named in his honor.
Director of Veteran Services Dan Ryan welcomes family and friends to the annual SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society induction ceremony.
Vice President for Student Life Brian Hamluk meets alumni and recent graduates after the annual cord ceremony.
Veteran student graduates are congratulated and recognized by current serving members of the military.
Faculty, staff, friends and family support the graduating student veterans at the 2022 commencement cord ceremony.
The veterans cord ceremony recognizes veteran student graduates in a special pre-commencement ceremony.
The Missing Man Table: The round table shows our everlasting concern for our missing men. The white cloth symbolizes the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve. The single red rose reminds us of the lives of these Americans, and their loved ones who keep the faith. The red ribbon symbolizes our continued determination to account for our missing. A lemon reminds us of their bitter fate, being captured and missing in a foreign land. Salt symbolizes the tears of the missing and their families. The candle reflects hope for their return, alive or dead. The empty glass symbolizes their inability to share a toast. The empty chair is the seat that remains unclaimed at the table.
An attendee greets World War II veteran Efner "Lucky" Davis and his wife. Davis served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, specifically in Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Louzan, and took part in the occupation of Sendi, Japan, in January 1946. He served an additional four years in the reserves.
Published November 11, 2021
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 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.
130 South Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202 1-888-442-4551
Take advantage of savings at more than 1,000 local businesses through Erie County’s Thank A Vet program.