Decoding Room Descriptions

Campus Living hopes you are able to get the room type of your choice.  Below is helpful information to understand what our housing descriptions mean.

Residence Halls

Residence Hall (Dormitory) Style Rooms

Residence hall rooms are traditional dormitory style.  Unless otherwise noted, theses rooms share a common, floor bath.

Description What it Means
Single Room One room with one occupant
Double Room One room with two occupants
Triple Room One room with three occupants
Quad Room One room with four occupants
(Value) Slightly smaller room at a reduced cost
w/Bath Has private bathroom in room

Residence Hall Suites

Residence Hall Suite Style Rooms

Ellicott Complex, Greiner Hall and South Campus Halls have suite style rooms. Ellicott suites have two rooms (various sizes) that share a common area.  Greiner suites have two double rooms that share a common area and private bath.  South Campus suites have two rooms (various sizes) that share a bathroom.        

Description What it Means
SUI- Suite (group of two bed rooms)
(3/1.0)
3 person suite with private bath
(3/FLR) 3 person suite with floor bath
(4/1.0) 4 person suite with private bath
(4/FLR) 4 person suite with floor bath
(5/1.0)
5 person suite with private bath
(5/FLR) 5 person suite with floor bath
(6/1.0) 6 person suite with private bath
(6/FLR) 6 person suite with floor bath
-Sgl Room in suite with one occupant
-Dbl
Room in suite with two occupants
-Lg Dbl
Slightly larger double room in suite with 2 occupants
-Value Tpl
Slightly smaller triple room in suite with 3 occupants

Each suite has two room that may be selected individually or together (in Ellicott and Goodyear) or only togehter (in Greiner).  For example, the two rooms in a 3-person Ellicott suite would be designated as:

Description Format
Suite
  (Number of students in suite/number of bath in suite)
-
Number of students in bedroom of stuite
SUI   (3/1.0)
  Sgl
SUI
  (3/1.0)
- Dbl
The room descriptions of the two rooms in a 3-person/1-bath suite would be:

SUI(3/1.0)-Sgl

SUI (3/1.0)-Dbl

Apartments

Apartment Units

University at Buffalo has five on-campus apartment complexes. Each apartment comes with a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom(s), and studio/bedroom(s). Depending on the unit, the housing agreement is for an academic or full year.

Below is our terminology used for the apartment room descriptions.    

Description What it Means
APT- Apartment
ACAD Academic year agreement (late Aug. to mid May)
FULL Full year agreement (late Aug. to July 31)
(1/1.0) 1 person apartment/1 full bath
(2/1.0) 2 person apartment/1 full bath
(2/1.5) 2 person apartment/1 full bath and a 1/2 bath
(2/2.0) 2 person apartment/2 full bath
(3/1.0) 3 person apartment/1 full bath
(4/1.5) 4 person apartment/1 full bath and a 1/2 bath
(4/2.0) 4 person apartment/2 full bath
-Studio
Studio apartment with Murphy bed
-Sgl Single bedroom in apartment with 1 occupant
-Dbl Double bedroom in apartment with 2 occupants

For example, a 4 person, 2 bath, academic unit, would break down as:

Description Format
Apartment
-
Length of Agreement
(Number of people in apartment/number of baths in apartment
Bedroom Type
EXAMPLE
APT
-
ACAD
(4/2.0)
-Sgl
APT-ACAD(4/1.0)-Sgl

Hadley, Flint, and South Lake Village apartments are must fill areas - which means you must fill all vacant spaces in order to seletct the apartment.  In the above 4-person example, you would need to select all four vacant room spaces, in order to self-select the unit.