When you live on campus, your friends are right next door, and help is just down the hall. See why living on campus is safer, more convenient and a great value.
Students living in our residence halls enjoy the true community experience only living on-campus can provide. With on-site social events planned by Resident Advisors, easy access to on campus clubs and activities, and plenty of spaces to just hang out and have fun, you will never be bored living at UB.
The comfort of an apartment. The convenience of campus life. At UB, you can have it all, with furnished apartments that let you be independent and still be part of the UB community. All UB apartments are on North Campus (or right across the street), giving you easy access to classes, labs, concerts and more.
UB’s North Campus is located in suburban Amherst, named one of America's safest cities. It includes state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices as well as abundant green spaces, Lake LaSalle and Letchworth Woods.
UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark situated in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo. It is home to classic ivy-covered buildings and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. Across the street from restaurants, a grocery store and a movie theater you can enjoy the benefits of city living with the safety and support of living on-campus.
When you live on campus, you're close to everything UB has to offer. You can walk or bike to class, use our free shuttles that run year-round, or bring your own car. With the MetroRail on South Campus and major bus routes serving many campus locations, you can be at a hockey game at Harbor Center or a concert at Canalside in no time.
Living on campus is your best value.
Apartment units include living room and kitchen area furniture as well.
At UB all utilities are included:
Residents receive an exclusive entertainment option via our Stream2 platform. Stream2 provides popular channels on most mobile and digital devices.
Laundry facilities located in each residence hall and apartment building, are open 24/7, and are completely free!
When you live on campus, what you need is never more than a few minutes away.
Modern fitness centers including:
With a computer lab or business center in every residence hall and apartment complex, it’s easier to get your work done.
With UB Print Anywhere, you can access printers remotely 24 hours a day.
With award winning dining centers, cafes, and shops you will always eat well at UB. Whether you want food trucks or Starbucks, global cuisine or local veggies, we have something to suit every taste.
With a kitchen equipment lending program it's easy to make dinner with your friends, bake a birthday cake or just enjoy a midnight snack.
Buy grocery and personal items right on campus in one of our convenience stores or at our CVS Pharmacy. Textbooks and school supplies can all be found at the University Book Store. And for bigger shopping trips we provide free shuttles to nearby Wegmans, Tops, Target and Walmart.
All students are allowed to have a car on campus—including first-year students in residence halls. Although we don't think you'll need one, you can park your personal vehicle in our secure lots.
Living on campus gives you quick, easy access to our professional and paraprofessional staff
You always have someone to help you when you live on campus because our staff lives here too.
Free, unlimited tutoring in-person or online.
Every residence hall complex has an Academic Success Center, where you’ll find study spaces, computers, resource materials and trained staff.
From our nationally recognized University Police to our safety shuttle programs, we have invested millions of dollars to ensure your safety and comfort.
Live in a place where you'll meet new friends, have new experiences, and feel like you belong.
When you live on campus, you'll be exposed to new experiences. You'll learn who you are, what you love and what you're best at. These new insights and skills will give you a lifelong advantage, lifelong memories and lifelong friendships.
At UB you can live among other students who share your interests. Many of our renowned First-Year Interest (FYI) and Living Learning Communities are focused on academic success.
We take an active approach to your personal development, with a residential curriculum. And our emphasis on inclusivity means everyone can thrive here.
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You can apply for on-campus housing after you have been admitted to UB. All applications are submitted on-line—you typically do not have to mail in anything unless we need documentation for special accommodations or other requests. For new and transfer students, fall housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, which means the earlier you apply, the better your chances will be to get your preferred choice.