For those men and women who have served our country, we are eager to serve you in obtaining a degree. Thanks to the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, higher education has become more accessible for service members. We also understant the balance required to transition from the military life to an academic one. The University at Buffalo and the Graduate School of Education are dedicated to providing the services required to make this transition an easy one.

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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.

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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.


UB has been named a Military Friendly School 2020-2021, 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.