• 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.

    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.

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    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.


    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.