Request Break Housing

Winter at Baird Point University at Buffalo.

If you need to stay on campus at UB during fall break, winter break or spring break, we can help.

While UB’s residence halls and apartments are closed during the fall, winter and spring break periods, housing is available for approved students. Students who wish to stay during a break period must request break housing and be approved by the appropriate deadline.

Limited Services

Because very few students stay on campus during breaks, some services (including transportation, meal and mail services) are very limited during these times. 

Break Housing - including Winter Session

Prior to any given break, students will receive a “Closing Notice” outlining important information regarding hall closing in their area. During breaks:

  • Residents must leave by 9 a.m. closing day unless they have applied and been approved for break housing          
  • You can leave your belongings in your room
  • Access will be limited to those approved for break housing; residents may only have access to their building during this time. You must apply for break housing to remain in on-campus housing.
  • Overnight guests are not allowed, due to safety and security reasons

Do I Qualify for Break Housing?

Break housing is limited to students who have an academic or unavoidable reason to stay on campus. These reasons include (but are not limited to):

  • Class responsibilities (including Winter Session)
  • On-campus or local job
  • Internship
  • Inability to travel home due to distance
  • Athletic commitments

Can I Stay in My Room During Break Housing?

Yes. If you are approved for break housing, you can stay in your room. However, please note that some services may be limited. 

Break Housing Schedule

You must request break housing during the applicable application window. There is no charge for break housing.

Break Period
App Opens
App Deadline
Break Starts
Break Ends
Fall Nov. 4 Nov. 25 at 9 a.m.
Nov. 27 @ 9 a.m. Dec. 1 @ noon
Winter Dec. 2 Dec. 12 Dec. 17 @ 9 a.m.
Jan 26 @ noon
Spring Mar. 2 Open Entire Break Period
Mar. 14 @ 9 a.m. Mar. 22 @ noon

Apply for Break Housing