At UB, we understand that students may miss the housing deposit deadline for a variety of reasons, which is why we offer a waitlist for on-campus housing. We encourage you to apply for housing even after the deadline has passed, since we are typically able to offer housing to most new and current students who are on the waitlist.
If you are on a waiting list for UB official on-campus housing, it means that you did not apply for housing and submit your housing deposit by the deadline. As a result, we cannot guarantee you a space in on-campus housing. However, we will work with you to try and find space as it becomes available. Most students who are on the waiting list are offered a place to live on-campus before classes start.
You can apply for housing at any time. If you apply after the deposit deadline, you will simply be placed on the waitlist. You do not need to pay a housing deposit if you apply after the deadline.
Contact us before you sign a contract with an off-campus landlord, since we may be getting ready to offer you a space on-campus.
We do expect space to become available. However, the exact number of potential vacancies is difficult to determine, since availability depends on the number of cancellations we receive. Waiting list applicants will be offered housing on a space-available and eligibility basis. Assignments are likely to be in our larger capacity residence hall accommodations – triples, quads and value rooms. We will notify you when space becomes available. You can always log in to the housing application website to check your status.
We do not anticipate being able to offer housing to students submitting a new waitlist application. However, students still interested in on-campus housing after classes have begun should contact our office.