Request Break Housing

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.

Hall Closings

To find out when your residence hall is closing for break, please see the closing notice from your residence hall advisor or director.

Limited Services

Because very few students stay on campus during breaks, some services (including transportation, meal and mail services) are very limited during these times. 

Break Housing (includes Winter Session) for Residence Halls

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:

  • Residence hall residents must leave by 9 a.m. closing day unless they have applied and been approved for break housing          
  • You can leave your belongings in your room
  • Access to the residence halls will be limited to those approved for break housing; residents may only have access to their building during this time
  • Overnight guests are not allowed, due to safety and security reasons

Do I Qualify for Break Housing?

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):

  • Class responsibilities (including Winter Session)
  • On-campus or local job
  • Internship
  • Inability to travel home due to distance
  • Athletic commitments

Can I Stay in My Room During Break Housing?

Yes. If you are approved for break housing, you can stay in your room. However, please note that some services may be limited. 

Fall Break Housing

You must request fall break housing during the application window. There is no charge for fall break housing.

Fall Break Dates

Residence halls close for fall break from Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. to Nov. 27 at noon. Residence hall students may apply for break housing by submitting an application starting Nov. 7th.  

Winter Break / Winter Session Housing

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:

  • $35 per night if you are staying for academic reasons
  • $50 per night if you are staying for non-academic reasons
  • $20 per night if you are staying for the entire winter break or Winter Session

Winter Break/Winter Session Dates

Residence halls close for winter break from Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. to Jan. 29 at noon. Residence hall students may apply for break or Winter Session housing by submitting an application starting Dec. 2. 

Spring Break Housing

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.

Spring Break Dates

Residence halls close for spring break from March 18 at 9 a.m. to March 26 at noon. Residence hall students may apply for break housing by submitting an application staring March 1st. 

Break Housing for Apartments

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.