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UB Campus Living

Official On-Campus Housing

Our May 1 deadline to guarantee housing for new students has been temporarily extended.  Click here to apply for 17-18 housing.

Why Live on Campus?

Students who live on campus make friends more easily, are more successful academically and are happier overall with their university experience, according to research. Here are just a few reasons why you should live on campus.

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"Best Decision I Made"

"It's really easy to make new friends." Watch this short video and see for yourself why so many students at UB love living on campus.


You’re minutes from your classes, dining centers, recreation centers and support services. Just walk or take a free shuttle anywhere you need to go. You don't need a car at UB—but you’re welcome to have one, even if you’re a first-year student.


Living on campus is the easiest way to make new friends—and new memories. With so many clubs and activities right here, you'll always find something to do.


A UB ID Card is required to gain access to all residence halls. Our University Police department is nationally accredited. And we have fire safety systems, UB Alert emergency messaging and staff on duty 24/7.

Academic Support

All residence hall complexes have quiet areas, free tutoring, group study rooms and Academic Success Centers. Studies consistently show that students who live on campus do better academically.


At UB, your rates include electricity, cable TV, internet and free laundry. Unlike off-campus apartments, our flexible housing agreements let you study abroad or move out for the summer without paying extra.


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.

Caring & Helpful

All residence halls and apartment complexes are staffed by full-time, caring professionals. Maintenance requests are handled in a timely manner, and there's always someone on call for emergencies.