Choose Campus Living

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When you live on campus, your friends are right next door, and help is just down the hall. See why living on campus is safer, more convenient and a great value.

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Live Where You Learn

Residence Halls

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Students living in our residence halls enjoy the true community experience only living on-campus can provide. With on-site social events planned by Resident Advisors, easy access to on campus clubs and activities, and plenty of spaces to just hang out and have fun, you will never be bored living at UB.

Residence hall options:

Apartments

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The comfort of an apartment. The convenience of campus life. At UB, you can have it all, with furnished apartments that let you be independent and still be part of the UB community. All UB apartments are on North Campus (or right across the street), giving you easy access to classes, labs, concerts and more.

Apartment complex options:

Convenient Locations

North Campus

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UB’s North Campus is located in suburban Amherst, named one of America's safest cities. It includes state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, student residence halls and apartments, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices as well as abundant green spaces, Lake LaSalle and Letchworth Woods. 

South Campus

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UB’s South Campus on Main Street is a Western New York landmark situated in a residential neighborhood in North Buffalo. It is home to classic ivy-covered buildings and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. Across the street from restaurants, a grocery store and a movie theater you can enjoy the benefits of city living with the safety and support of living on-campus.

Getting Around

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When you live on campus, you're close to everything UB has to offer. You can walk or bike to class, use our free shuttles that run year-round, or bring your own car. With the MetroRail on South Campus and major bus routes serving many campus locations, you can be at a hockey game at Harbor Center or a concert at Canalside in no time.

Living on campus is your best value.

Fully Furnished

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  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Lamp
  • Bed

Apartment units include living room and kitchen area furniture as well. 

All Utilities

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At UB all utilities are included:

  • Electricity
  • Heat
  • Water
  • WiFi

Entertainment

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Residents receive an exclusive entertainment option via our Stream2 platform. Stream2 provides popular channels on most mobile and digital devices.

Free Laundry

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Laundry facilities located in each residence hall and apartment building, are open 24/7, and are completely free! 

On-Site Amenities

When you live on campus, what you need is never more than a few minutes away.

Fitness Centers

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Modern fitness centers including:

  • Cardio equipment
  • Free weights 
  • Group Classes
  • Personal Training Sessions
  • FLEX Fitness On Demand
Learn more about our fitness centers and programming.

Computer Labs

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With a computer lab or business center in every residence hall and apartment complex, it’s easier to get your work done.

Printing Stations

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With UB Print Anywhere, you can access printers remotely 24 hours a day.

Common Areas

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  • Study Rooms
  • Lounges
  • Bike Path
  • Fire Pits
  • Basketball Courts
  • E-Sports Lounge

Dining Centers and Cafes

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With award winning dining centers, cafes, and shops you will always eat well at UB. Whether you want food trucks or Starbucks, global cuisine or local veggies, we have something to suit every taste.

Kitchens

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With a kitchen equipment lending program it's easy to make dinner with your friends, bake a birthday cake or just enjoy a midnight snack.

Shopping

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Buy grocery and personal items right on campus in one of our convenience stores or at our CVS Pharmacy. Textbooks and school supplies can all be found at the University Book Store. And for bigger shopping trips we provide free shuttles to nearby Wegmans, Tops, Target and Walmart.

Easy Parking

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All students are allowed to have a car on campus—including first-year students in residence halls. Although we don't think you'll need one, you can park your personal vehicle in our secure lots.

24/7 Support

Living on campus gives you quick, easy access to our professional and paraprofessional staff

Caring Staff On-Site

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You always have someone to help you when you live on campus because our staff lives here too.

Tutoring

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Free, unlimited tutoring in-person or online.

Academic Success Centers

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Every residence hall complex has an Academic Success Center, where you’ll find study spaces, computers, resource materials and trained staff.

Safety

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From our nationally recognized University Police to our safety shuttle programs, we have invested millions of dollars to ensure your safety and comfort.

A Welcoming Community

Live in a place where you'll meet new friends, have new experiences, and feel like you belong.

Social Connections

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When you live on campus, you'll be exposed to new experiences. You'll learn who you are, what you love and what you're best at. These new insights and skills will give you a lifelong advantage, lifelong memories and lifelong friendships.

Academic Interest Groups

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At UB you can live among other students who share your interests. Many of our renowned First-Year Interest (FYI) and Living Learning Communities are focused on academic success.

Reach Your Full Potential

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We take an active approach to your personal development, with a residential curriculum. And our emphasis on inclusivity means everyone can thrive here. 

  • Family Accommodations
  • ADA Compliant
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Gender-Inclusive Housing

Professional Opportunities

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Learn to lead and build your resume with opportunities in:

  • Paraprofessional Positions
  • Student and Graduate Assistant Positions
  • RHA (Student Government)

How to Apply

The 2021-2022 Housing Application Opens in February

You can apply for on-campus housing after you have been admitted to UB. All applications are submitted on-line—you typically do not have to mail in anything unless we need documentation for special accommodations or other requests. For new and transfer students, fall housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, which means the earlier you apply, the better your chances will be to get your preferred choice.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

If you have questions about living on-campus at UB our staff is here to help. The best way to reach us is using our online contact form.