Campus Housing: COVID-19 Updates

Your source for Campus Living updates regarding COVID-19. 

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Campus Resident Health and Safety Guide

As we return to campus together, the Campus Resident Health and Safety Guide will help you understand what to expect from on-campus housing and learn more about what role you will play in keeping our community healthy and safe. Important topics covered by the Guide include:

Campus Living Guidelines

All members of the UB Community are required to abide by the university's Health and Safety Guidelines. In the Campus Resident Health and Safety Guidelines, we explain how these rules apply in your home in our on-campus residence halls and apartments. You will find details on when to wear a face coverings, how to use common areas, and when and where guests are permitted on campus. There are also helpful tips on how to be prepared in these uncertain times.

Daily Health Check

You must complete your Daily Health Check everyday, including weekends and holidays. You should complete it early in your day, before leaving your room.

Quarantine and Isolation

Campus Living has designated quarantine and isolation spaces on campus. These rooms are available to students with on-campus housing assignments who are required to quarantine or isolate by a health care provider or who are travelling from a restricted area outside of New York State.

Students will be supported throughout the quarantine process by caring and supportive staff.

Facilities and Services Updates

Although many things will look different this year, Campus Living is still committed to offering as many amenities and services as possible. Events and activities to get to know each other will be done virtually or in small groups in person. As our offerings change we will be providing updates in the Campus Resident Health and Safety Guide.

Return to Campus - Spring 2021

University Updates

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Health and Safety

Together, we are staying safer.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Help our community stay safer and decrease the spread of COVID-19 by making the behaviors listed in our UB Health and Safety Guidelines part of your routine. 

Together, we are protecting each other.

Take the pledge

All UB students, faculty, staff and guests are asked to demonstrate their shared commitment by pledging to follow these guidelines at all times and in all circumstances while on campus.

FAQ Topics:

Campus Housing - FAQs


Why have housing rates been adjusted?

In response to the changes in the academic calendar the spring housing rate has been adjusted:

  • There are now nine less nights in the spring semester
  • The housing rate has been reduced to remove charges for these nights
  • Residents will be billed at the new lower rate

Updated December 3, 2020

When will I receive bill for my on-campus housing?

Student bills, including one half of the annual housing cost, will be issued on December 21 with a due date of January 20.

Updated December 3, 2020

Why are there multiple charges and credits on my spring housing bill?

Due to a system error students were initially billed incorrectly for spring housing. This has been fixed and all housing charges are currently accurate and reflect the costs stated on our website.

Updated December 18, 2020


What are the contract dates for spring and summer?

Housing dates by term:

Spring 2021
January 29, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Summer 2021
May 16, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Updated December 3, 2020


If on-campus housing is closed will I receive a refund?

  • Upon reasonable notice, residents may be required to vacate residence halls and apartments on a temporary or permanent basis.
  • In the event that Campus Living terminates housing due to public health concerns for the remainder of the semester, the University will offer reimbursements according to the reimbursement schedule.
  • The reimbursement schedule considers that university housing rates fund both fixed and variable costs to operate the residence halls and apartments. This means that refunds are not given based solely on the date of cancellation. More information about the method of calculating refunds can be found in the Addendum to the Housing Agreement

Updated December 10, 2020


Will the South Campus residence halls be used for student housing in Spring 2021?

Clement and Goodyear Halls will continue to be dedicated quarantine space reserved for the needs of on-campus residents during the coming semester.

Updated December 3, 2020


What is UB doing to ensure campus spaces are clean and sanitized?

We are taking additional cleaning precautions across campus to ensure the health and safety of the UB community. Cleaning protocols are reviewed and adapted as the COVID-19 situation evolves and new recommendations are released.

In the on-campus residences, janitorial staff cleans shared spaces and commonly touched areas with CDC-recommended disinfectant. 

Updated December 28, 2020


What dining options will be available on campus for residents?

UB Campus Dining operations will be modified to meet new state requirements for cleaning, social distancing, customer limits and modified indoor seating.

More than 30 campus locations will be revamped including new grab-and-go sites, a zoned and time seating reservation system in residential dining centers and mobile ordering.

Campus Dining and Shops are updating the meal plan options for the coming year, as well as what dining locations and food service types will be offered. When these details are finalized they will be communicated to students by email and on the MyUBCard website.

Will there be contactless payment and pick-up options available?

Download the GET Mobile app which has a “Scan Card” feature for contactless payment, and online ordering to skip waiting in lines.

  • Search “CBORD GET” in the App Store
  • Install and open “GET Mobile”
  • Select “University at Buffalo”
  • Allow access to photos on your device
  • Login in with your UBit name and password

Updated July 17, 2020