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.
All students interested in living on-campus next year must apply for housing. Completing the housing application process by the applicable deadline guarantees students a space in on-campus housing.
All students are eligible for on-campus housing in the residence halls. Typically, traditional second-year students (sophomores) are eligible for housing in Greiner Hall and Creekside East apartments. Students who graduated from high school two or more years ago will be eligible for housing in on-campus apartments (Hadley, Flint, and South Lake). Student who graduated from high school 4 or more years ago will eligible for housing in graduate/non-traditional apartments (Creekside, Flickinger, and Flint) and our traditional apartments (Flint, Hadley, South Lake). Student housing preferences will be considered in the assignment process; however, assignments are based on space availability and eligibility requirements. Apartment space for incoming students is limited and apartment eligible students may be assigned residence hall housing during the new student room assignment process.
Students living on campus experience more of what the university has to offer; it is a bigger part of their lives. Also, residents meet more people with different backgrounds, participate in more campus activities and events, and are more satisfied with their collegiate experience. Living on campus is convenient and compliments your education...everything you need is nearby. Studies also show a relationship between living on campus and academic success in the classroom.
We are an academic community. All students in the residence halls and apartments are expected to maintain specified quiet hours. At all other times, students are asked to conduct themselves in a considerate manner that will not disturb their neighbors. Also, there are study lounges/areas throughout the residence halls. See your hall or apartment staff for specific hours in your area. In accordance with the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, all areas in the residence halls and apartments are non-smoking.
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.
No. These off-campus apartment complexes are privately owned and operated, and are not affiliated with the University at Buffalo in any way. None of these properties is on campus grounds.
Creekside Village East (1-11), Flint Village, Hadley Village and South Lake Village have academic-year (late August—mid May) agreements in all units except in South Lake two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio units, where full-year (late August—end July) agreements are available.
Flickinger Court and Creekside Village West (12-25) offer full-year (late August—end July) agreements.
Housing agreements start shortly before classes begin. Please see your move-in guide for more information.
Students who complete a housing application by the applicable deadline are guaranteed on-campus housing. New students will be assigned housing and returning students will be able to self-select their assignment through an online process. While you are guaranteed a space on campus, it does not mean that we can accommodate your housing preferences. The assignment could be on either North or South campus, residence hall or apartment.
Yes. If you complete your housing application by the deadline, you are guaranteed housing. A complete application consists of your housing deposit for all students and a tuition deposit for new students. While we can guarantee housing, we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee that we can accommodate your specific preferences.
If you live in an apartment, you can automatically stay during break periods (fall break, winter break and spring break). If you live in the residence halls, you may request break housing. Please note that there may be an additional charge for winter break or Winter Session housing.
We recommend that residents have renters' insurance, since we are not responsible for damage to personal property.
Yes, you may indicate a roommate preference during the application process. Roommate requests must be mutual and will be accommodated based on the date the housing application is complete and space availability.
Once your assignment is done, information, including room and roommate information, can be viewed online by logging into the Campus Living housing protal. Initial assignment information for new students is sent in early July and formal assignment letters for all students are sent in early August for fall semester housing.
New student roommate requests may be updated until May 15. 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
Yes, if you submit an application after the housing deadline, you will be placed on the housing waitlist. Waitlist students are not guaranteed housing and will be housed on a space available basis.
No. You can only reserve a room once online. If you want to make a change after you’ve selected a room online, you need to complete an Assignment Change Request form.
Yes, we offer gender-inclusive housing in both our residence halls and apartments. You can submit an application to one of these areas through the returner student selection process or the new student application process.
Yes. Flickinger Court offers housing for families and married couples.
Flint Village, Hadley Village and South Lake Villages are co-educational, but only students of the same sex can live together in the same unit. However, there are a limited number of designated gender-inclusive spaces in the undergraduate apartments. In Flickinger Court and Creekside Village West, units can be rented as same-sex units or as gender-inclusive units upon mutual student request. In addition, couples and families can apply to live in Flickinger Court; please contact us for additional details.
Subletting is allowed at the discretion of your complex director for apartments that have full-year (late August—end July) housing agreements. Please see your complex director for details.
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. Address verifications may take up to 5-7 business days to complete, so please request the documentation as early as possible.
To request one of these documents, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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.
Your rent is conveniently billed directly to your student account.
Assignments are completed based on the date the completed application was received. A completed application includes a signed agreement, a completed application including both a $150 tuition deposit and $300 housing deposit. Starting with the earliest completed application received, we begin to assign rooms based on the applicants' requested preferences. We will first attempt to match the first preference, then the second, then the third, etc. If there are no available rooms in your preference areas, we will randomly assign you to a vacant space. We have identified spaces for first-year students, transfer students, returning students, international students, etc.
We look at numerous factors when assigning students to housing, including:
There are a number of factors that can affect your assignment. The date of your application, the size of room request and roommates are just a few.
You can request to change your room or apartment at any time. Moves are dependent upon your housing eligibility and space availability.
There are a number of factors that could affect a roommate assignment. Those reasons include, but are not limited to:
All students may cancel their housing agreement without penalty before May 1 (for fall semester housing) and Dec. 1 (for spring semester housing). To cancel, please submit the cancellation request form. In order to receive a refund of your $300 housing deposit, we must receive the request no later than May 1 (fall) or Dec. 1 (spring).
Students enrolled at UB for the upcoming semester will not be permitted to cancel their housing request after May 1 (fall) or Dec. 1 (spring), regardless of the reason (including commuting from home or financial reasons). Only those who will no longer be UB students in the fall are allowed to cancel after May 1/Dec. 1, and the $300 deposit will be forfeit.
Yes, in certain circumstances, including graduating, studying abroad or participating in an out-of-town internship. You must submit an early release request from your housing agreement, and have that request approved by Campus Living.
Yes! Each student will be assigned a random, computer-generated selection appointment time—with the earliest (best) numbers being assigned to those with the most semesters on campus. The longer you have lived on campus, the earlier your time will be.
Greiner Hall and Creekside Village East (1-11) is designed for our second-year (sophomore) students, as determined by high school graduation (or equivalent) date.
Yes! All current/returning students who wish to live on campus next year will self-select their housing; this includes residence halls, Greiner Hall and apartment spaces. Apartments are typically for upperclass and graduate students. Greiner Hall and Creekside East (1-11) apartments are for second-year students.
If you are a graduate or non-traditional student, you have more choices in terms of where you are eligible to live, including our apartments.
To start, on the day of the process you'll be provided a link to the Select Your Room option in our housing reservation system, where you will choose the red 'Housing Portal' link, using the username and password sent to you with your reservation number. Please note, you will not be able to access this site until the day of the process.
If you cannot make the scheduled time for the online process, you may complete an online “proxy” form by the preference deadline. The Housing Operations Office will select a room for you.
The online housing selection process for fall housing occurs in early March. All current students self-select their housing for next year. Detailed instructions are typically available the first week of February.
Your selection appointment time determines the time you may access the online housing selection process. It is calculated using only the number of fall and spring semesters you have lived on campus. The longer you have lived on campus, the earlier your time will be.
First, you must have your roommates housing selection ID # to pull in a roommate. Make sure you entered number correctly. Your chosen roommate(s) must also have applied for housing, be eligible for the type of housing your are selecting and cannot already be assigned. If there are any questions regarding eligibility during this process, please contact us.
The person with the earlier selection appointment time will log on to the housing system at their designated time and select a room that has the appropriate number of spaces to accommodate all roommates. Using the requested roommates housing selection ID #, that person will select the room for the whole group. IMPORTANT: The student who is selecting the space for the group must have the housing selection ID # for all requested roommates. If they don’t have this information, it will not work.
If a specific room size or hall isn’t listed, it means that other students have already selected them and there are no more rooms available to be selected in that particular hall or room size.
If the website is not operational, we have planned for an in-person selection for each phase of the process. In the event that we utilize the in-person process, we will inform all residence hall students with reservation numbers through a general email message via “buffalo.edu” accounts with further directions. An announcement will also be posted on our website. There will be no in-person process if the online website functions properly.
Even if you do not like the room available, you should still select a room. You can then request to change your room after housing selection. As long as you are eligible, you can submit an assignment change request for any type of on-campus housing. If you are still not happy with your room by the housing deposit deadline, you may cancel your housing, online, without penalty. We will begin processing assignment change requests shortly after housing selection ends and continue throughout the following months.
You may access the housing website after the end of the housing selection process to view your room and roommate details. This link will stay live all summer so you may continue to monitor any changes to your housing.
Flickinger Court and Creekside Village West apartment eligible students may select individual spaces or a whole unit.
Flint, Hadley, South Lake Apartments are must fill areas. Students living in these areas must fill all vacancies in order to select the space during housing selection. Due to current apartment residents renewing before the process, we expect there to be apartment options available for groups of 4, 3, 2, and single applicants.
Sophomore areas (Greiner Hall and Creekside Village East are must fill areas and are required to fill the whole unit (groups of four).
Your login is your UBIT username and password. For information about activating your UBIT account, visit the Activate Your UBITNAME page.
One-bedroom and studio spaces are very limited and are usually granted to the earliest of applicants with the greatest number of semesters on campus.
It is very difficult to predict how many four-bedroom apartments will be available. Housing Operations will do their best to meet your preferences. A rooms available list will be available shortly before and during the selection process, so you can check on space availability.