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Choosing the Right Housing

Greiner Hall

We have housing options for everyone that will help make campus your new home! Our comfortable, modern and affordable on-campus housing includes all-inclusive residence halls, shared academic communities and even private rooms.

No matter what you choose, our housing makes it easy to make friends and to get involved.

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Advantages to living on campus

At UB we don't require students to live on campus, but we strongly encourage you to do so. We find that students who live in the dorms are more successful academically and are happier overall with their university experience. Here are some of the many reasons why:

Convenient

You’re minutes from your classes, dining centers, recreation centers and support services. No driving is necessary!

Students walking on the North Campus
Studying in Greiner Hall

Academically Supportive

All residence halls have quiet areas, group study rooms, tutoring and shared interest areas. Studies consistently show that students who live on campus do better academically.

Safe

A UB ID Card is required to gain access to all housing facilities. Dormitories are equipped with state of the art fire safety systems and staff are on duty 24/7.

Students walking on the North Campus
Students playing video games in dorm room

All-Inclusive

Everything associated with your residence hall room is included in the price of housing. There are no extra bills for electricity, water, cable TV, Internet and laundry; all services are included in the price of your room.

Caring and Helpful

All halls are staffed by full-time, caring professionals.

Residence Hall Staff helping student
Students participating in the annual "Hall Wars"

Fun

Living on campus is the easiest way to make new friends. And there are so many activities that you will always find something to do!

Living at UB

Living on campus makes the UB experience. Check out what UB has to offer in on-campus living.

Studies show students who live on campus:

  • Have better academic performance with higher grade point averages (GPA)

  • Integrate better into campus life

  • Make friends more easily and more quickly

  • Are happier and more satisfied with their university experience

Housing options

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Student housing is available on the North Campus, where most of your classes will be held, and on the South Campus (approximately three kilometers from the North Campus with university bus service between the campuses).

Our residence halls are comfortable living communities that make it easy for you to meet friends and to get involved with activities outside class. The North Campus has residence halls in two clusters: Governors Complex and the Ellicott Complex, including the environmentally friendly William R. Greiner Hall. The South Campus has two residence halls.

Several room styles are available, including suites with their own lounges and more traditional two-person rooms along corridors. Each room also has free cable TV and high-speed Internet connections.

Apartment-style housing (generally reserved for juniors, seniors, and graduate and professional students) is available both on and adjacent to the North Campus. All apartments are furnished and feature a full kitchen with all appliances and amenities.

If you want to live on the North Campus close to your classes, be sure to apply only for North Campus residence halls. The North Campus residence halls fill up quickly, so the earlier you apply the better your chances will be to secure your room.

UB’s housing options during breaks

Only halls offering “break housing” remain open during university breaks.  Students may stay in their rooms during university breaks (holidays) only if they have been assigned to live in break housing.

If you are not in a hall with break housing and you wish to remain on campus during a break, you must move to a temporary shared room in designated “break housing” during that break period. Some students choose to do this because it’s a great way to meet new people!

How to apply for housing

  • You can apply for on-campus housing only after you have been admitted to UB.
  • With your UB acceptance packet, you will receive a brochure called “Taking the Next Step: Enrolling at UB”; it has information about on-campus housing and how to apply.
  • You apply for housing simply by paying the housing deposit.
  • After you have paid the housing deposit, you will receive information from the Campus Living office and you will be directed to an online site where you will provide information about your preferences.
  • Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you apply for housing, the better your chances will be to obtain a room and get your preferred hall.

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