Learning happens everywhere at UB. Just walk down the hall or across the yard, and you’ll find countless opportunities to grow as a student—and as a person. Our Residential Education program helps to bring all of these opportunities directly to you, right where you live.
We take an active approach to your personal development, with a residential curriculum intentionally designed around proven learning outcomes. It's the Learning Exploration and Engagement Plan (LEEP).
We promise that while living on campus we will help you to achieve four key learning outcomes:
Students who live on campus are more likely to stay enrolled and graduate on-time compared to their off-campus peers.
All students want to leave school with an excellent education. But academic success can't happen without a strong foundation of self-confidence, healthy relationships and a supportive community.
Campus Living creates the opportunities for our residents to build the skills they need to be successful.
Campus Living staff work with out partners across the university to provide structured programming and services that help our residents learn to thrive.
The staff in Campus Living are here to support each of our residents in their own unique journey. We ensure that all of our interactions with students are an opportunity for growth and learning. We act with intention to turn challenges into success.
One of the first people you'll meet at UB is your Resident Advisor (RA) or Community Assistant (CA).
Your RA (in the residence halls) or CA (in the apartments) is an experienced UB student—typically an upper class or graduate student—who lives on your floor, in your building or in your apartment complex. They're the first person you should talk to when you have a question, need help with a problem, or want to get more out of living on campus.