Why Live on Campus?

students cheering on u b bulls at a football game.

Living on campus provides ways to meet new people, make friends, succeed academically and receive social support. Here are just a few reasons to live on campus.

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Living on campus provides you convenient access to classes, activities and connection to our UB community. Experience our residence halls, and apartments via 360°panoramic images that also can be viewed on your PC, phone, or virtual reality viewing device.


You’re minutes from your classes, dining centers, recreation centers and support services. Just walk or take a free shuttle anywhere you need to go. You don't need a car at UB—but you’re welcome to have one, even if you’re a first-year student.

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students at a u b football game.


Living on campus is the easiest way to make new friends—and new memories. With so many clubs and activities right here, you'll always find something to do.


A UB ID Card is required to gain access to all residence halls. Our University Police department is nationally accredited. And we have fire safety systems, UB Alert emergency messaging and staff on duty 24/7.

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Academic Support

All residence hall complexes have quiet areas, free tutoring, group study rooms and Academic Success Centers. 


At UB, your rates include electricity, heat, internet and free laundry. Unlike off-campus apartments, our flexible housing agreements let you study abroad or move out for the summer without paying extra.

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students dancing.


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.

Caring & Helpful

All residence halls and apartment complexes are staffed by full-time, caring professionals. Maintenance requests are handled in a timely manner, and there's always someone on call for emergencies.

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