SUNY Ulster is a welcome place for military personnel, veterans and their families!
As an approved educational institution under the Veteran's Educational Assistance Act (GI Bill) and the Dependent's Act, we are here to help you and your family use military benefits to meet your college expenses.
Whether you've transitioned out of the military or are still serving, we can help you navigate the process of accessing your benefits.
Battle Buddy Center
SUNY Ulster dedicated a Battle Buddy Center to serve as a home for student veterans, active duty military or dependents of active military, and a safe haven for quiet study where student veterans can get away from the hustle and bustle of campus, socialize and provide peer support and fellowship.
Located in Vanderlyn 156, the lounge includes such amenities as a television and study areas and also provides access to services for veterans who may be struggling, such as a toll-free hotline and literature. The Battle Buddy Center/Veterans Lounge will be open during all school hours.
The center will reflect the pride veterans have in serving their nation and have a board with photos that connect the different branches of service. It is based on the military concept of a Battle Buddy, which assigns soldiers with partners to assist each other both in and out of combat.
Creation of the Battle Buddy Center/Veterans Lounge was made possible through grant funding from NYSID and support from Gateway Community Industries, Inc. NYSID will provide funds over a three-year period to purchase technology, furnishings, equipment and other enhancements for the Battle Buddy Center.