Veteran Services

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

Opening panel: I'm a UB Veteran.

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.

Meet Our UB Veterans

We are proud of those who have served. Meet some of our UB Veterans:

Support Student Veterans

Help ensure we continue to offer important programs and services for our students by considering a gift to our Veteran Services Fund.

Summer 2021: Updates and Information

What to expect: Summer 2021
  • Appointments are available in person, by phone or by zoom  by appointment.
  • Email our office or call 716-829-5586 to set up an appointment. Hours of service remain the same (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • Room capacity restrictions (including Veterans Lounge)

Forms

Announcements

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

We Remember: Veterans Day 2020

Honoring our UB Heroes

As we reflect on Veterans Day 2020 during this unprecedented year, we remain steadfast in our appreciation for those who have served and are proud to honor our dedicated UB Veterans.

Inside Veteran Services

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.

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 seeks to ensure student veterans have a safe place to relax, build a strong campus community and excel academically.

Lucky Effner Davis in the Efner Lucky Davis louge lounge-space.

With a lead gift from Efner "Lucky" Davis, the lounge was dedicated to show his generosity and support to our student veterans.

Contact

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

Phone: (716) 829-5586

Hours

VA Regional Processing

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

Recognition

UB has been named a Military Friendly School 2021-2022, an institutional member of the Service Opportunity Colleges (SOC), and a participating institution in Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP). As a Military Friendly School, there are a variety of federal, state and institutional benefits available to help veterans and qualified dependents of veterans pursue college. 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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