We encourage you to learn more about official UB on-campus housing. Of course, you can always contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.
On-campus apartment housing provides students the best of both worlds. You have greater independence and expanded amenities such as close parking, free laundry, having your own room, low student-to-bathroom ratio, full kitchens and air-conditioning while still having the support of UB staff throughout the year.
We recommend that residents have renters' insurance, since we are not responsible for damage to personal property.
New student roommate requests may be updated until May 1. All roommate requests must be mutual. Requests will be considered; however, they may not always be possible, due to space availability and eligibility requirements. Students looking for roommate requests after assignments are done should complete an assignment change request form
When your insurance policy, future employers, post-graduate housing providers, or other off-campus entities need to confirm your current or former on-campus address, Campus Living will provide an address verification for you.
To request an address verification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name, UB Person Number, phone number and email address where the verification should be sent. In order to confirm your identity we may reach out to you via phone or email.
Government contractors or other third parties should be prepared to present investigative credentials in person at 106 Red Jacket Quad, Ellicott Complex Buffalo, NY 14261 during regular business hours.
Our live-in residential life and apartment staff is available to provide assistance and leadership. In our residence halls, there is both a residence hall director and an assistant residence hall director. In our apartments, complex directors and assistant complex directors serve similar roles. Directors are full-time staff members with master's degrees, while assistant directors are specially trained graduate students.
Directors and/or assistant directors are on duty each night. In addition, there is typically one live-in resident advisor for approximately every 30 students. Resident advisors (upper-division undergraduate students who are carefully selected and trained) will usually be your first point of reference and assistance during your stay with us.
To create a safe, respectful and welcoming community, all residents are required to follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Guide to Campus Living.
The Guide includes a complete listing of the rules, community standards, prohibited items lists, safety and security advice, as well as links to related policies and procedures that impact on-campus residents.
Due to the ongoing public health situation, only on-campus residents will be allowed to enter residence halls and apartments during the fall 2021 semester. Students may have residents from other complexes or villages in their rooms and apartments, as well as in lounges and other common areas.
Your rent is conveniently billed directly to your student account.
The University at Buffalo partners with Nelnet Campus Commerce to administer payment plans. Depending on when you enroll in the payment plan, you may have up to five installments.
Student Accounts recommends enrolling in direct deposit so that your financial aid or overpayment refunds (excluding credit card overpayments) are deposited directly into your U.S. bank account.
Parking is available near your residence hall. You are not guaranteed a spot by your building. Unlike other universities, UB does allow first-year students to have cars on campus.
Parking at each village is reserved for residents of that village only. You are not guaranteed a spot by your unit.
You can send and receive mail and packages when you live at UB.
Landlines have been removed from on-campus housing. There are courtesy phones located throughout the buildings for emergencies and on-campus calls. Most students use cellphones as their telephone service.
You are...and for your convenience, washing machines and dryers are located in every residence hall and apartment building. Laundry machines are available free of charge, 24/7 to students living on-campus.
Recycling is available in every residence hall and apartment complex.