If you need to stay on campus at UB during fall break, winter break or spring break, we can help.
While UB’s residence halls are closed during the fall, winter and spring break periods, residence hall housing is available for approved students. Residence hall students who wish to stay during a break period must request break housing and be approved by the appropriate deadline. UB apartments are open during all breaks in the academic year, including Winter Session.
To find out when your residence hall is closing for break, please see the closing notice from your residence hall advisor or director.
Because very few students stay on campus during breaks, some services (including transportation, meal and mail services) are very limited during these times.
Approximately one month before any given break, residence hall students will receive a “Closing Notice” outlining important information regarding hall closing in their area. During breaks:
Break housing is limited to students who have an academic or unavoidable reason to stay on campus. These reasons include (but are not limited to):
Yes. If you are approved for break housing, you can stay in your room. However, please note that some services may be limited.
You must request fall break housing during the application window. There is no charge for fall break housing.
Residence halls close for fall break from Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. to Nov. 26 at noon. Residence hall students may apply for break housing by submitting an application starting November 1st.
You must request winter break / Winter Session housing during the application window. There is an additional charge to stay in the residence halls during winter break / Winter Session. These costs will be billed directly to your UB student account for your convenience:
Residence halls close for winter break from Dec. 19 at 9
a.m. to Jan. 28 at noon. Residence hall students
may apply for break or Winter Session housing by submitting an
application starting Dec. 2.
You must request spring break housing during the application window, which is typically mid-February through early March. There is no charge for spring break housing.
Residence halls close for spring break from March 17 at 9
a.m. to March 25 at noon. Residence hall students may
apply for break housing by submitting an application staring March
UB apartments are open during breaks in the academic year, including Winter Session. If you live in one of these apartments, you can stay in your apartment during fall break, winter break and spring break. If you are a new apartment resident moving in around a break time, please refer to your housing agreement for your start date.
Learn more about summer housing including availability and how to apply.