At UB, we make it as easy as possible to apply for official on-campus housing. You are guaranteed housing as long as you follow the application process and submit your housing deposit (and, for new and transfer students, your tuition deposit) by the deadline.
Please view the Before You Apply page in order to understand the full housing application process.
Please note that most housing agreements are for the academic year, while some apartments are available for full-year housing.
Fall housing for new and incoming students is assigned based on
the date you submit your tuition and housing deposits. If you make
the deposits separately, the later deposit date will be
used. If you apply after the deposit window has closed, you
will be directed to apply for a spot on the waiting
list. Spring applicants self-select their housing in early
UB offers many different types of housing, from traditional dormitory-style rooms to on-campus apartments (some of which offer full-year housing agreements). Your eligibility to live in each of these communities depends on a number of factors, including your high school graduation date. Current UB students are given first preference to select apartments, so availability for new students is limited in these areas.
Within five business days of submitting your housing and tuition deposits, you will be emailed instructions on how to enter your housing preferences online. At UB, you will have an opportunity to specify your preference for room type, location, roommate, special interest communities and accommodation requests. You may update any of your preferences until May 15 for fall semester or December 15 for spring semester.
This deposit is a pre-payment toward your upcoming housing charges. It guarantees you the opportunity to receive on-campus housing for the fall semester. If you apply after the deposit window has closed, you will be directed to apply for a spot on the waiting list.
UB offers many different types of housing, from traditional dormitory-style rooms to on-campus apartments (some of which offer full-year housing agreements). Your eligibility to live in each of these communities depends on a number of factors, including your high school graduation date.
Selection for Fall housing takes place in early March.
Information and instructions about the self-selection process will
be available in late January. Please monitor your email
The deposit window for 17-18 applications has ended.
Students looking for housing for next year may submit a waitlist
We offer housing on both North and South Campus. While we cannot guarantee that you will receive housing on a specific campus, we have found that students on both campuses enjoy the unique atmosphere, environment and living experience that each campus offers.
If you live in one of UB's residence halls or apartments for the fall semester, you do not need to apply separately for the spring semester. You should only apply for spring semester housing if you do not currently live on campus.