Early Arrival

New students who want to arrive at UB before the move-in date must be approved for early arrival.

Early Arrival Application Deadline

Students wishing to arrive before their scheduled move-in date, should submit an early arrival application by August 5.


No early arrivals for fall semester housing are permitted prior to August 17, 2019 in residence halls or apartments. If you have questions or concerns call Campus Living Housing Operations at 866-285-8806 (toll-free) or e-mail campusliving@buffalo.edu.

How Can I Move In Early?

In order to move in before the date listed, you must submit the early arrival application and be approved for early arrival. 

Applying for Early Arrival

You must provide a valid personal or academic reason for your early arrival, such as: 

  • Participation in athletics, classes or academic requirements
  • On-campus job
  • Scheduled meeting(s) with advisors, faculty or staff
  • Off-campus job schedules (by students or parents)
  • Family commitments
  • Travel issues

You will be notified by email if your request was approved or not. Please note that not all requests will be approved.

Early Move-In Dates

If you are approved for early arrival housing, you will receive an e-mail noting the earliest date you may move-in. All students must check-in before 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes. Please note that campus dining, transportation and other services may be limited during early arrival times.

Any student approved for early arrival may check in at their respective area or village office. Check-in dates and times for the entire early arrival period are listed below. Students may not check in earlier than the date they are approved for:

Date Time
Saturday, August 17, 2019 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (14:00-20:00)
Sunday, August 18, 2019 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (09:00-20:00)
Monday, August 19, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (09:00-17:00)
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (09:00-17:00)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (09:00-20:00)
Thursday, August 22, 2019 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (09:00-20:00)
Friday, August 23, 2019 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (09:00-20:00)

Early Arrival Rates

If you are approved for early arrival, additional charges may be added to your UB student account. 

  • $35 per night for academic reasons
  • $50 per night for non-academic reasons

These rates apply from the date you check in until the standard move-in date listed in our move-in website.

Limited Services Before August 22

Many on-campus services are limited before we officially reopen for the fall semester on August 22, 2019. Please feel free to check with your residence hall area office or apartment village office if you have general questions.

Dining halls do not open until August 22.  Restaurants and retail shops are located throughout the North and South Campuses. Please visit the Campus Dining and Shops website and our other vendors website for schedules and locations, including the UB Commons.