At UB, we understand that your housing needs may change. Unlike off-campus apartments, UB gives you the flexibility to cancel your housing agreement if you study abroad or leave the university.
The deadline to cancel your housing application is May 1 for fall applicants and Dec. 1 for spring applicants.
If you just need to change your room or apartment, please visit: Change Your Room or Apartment
After the cancellation deadline, only those students who are officially withdrawing or taking a leave of absence from the university for the fall semester may be released from their housing agreement prior to occupancy. Those approved after the deadline will be assessed a $300 late cancellation charge. Your housing deposit will be applied toward this charge if applicable.
If you are not returning to UB or are looking to break your housing agreement, you must submit an early release request. You can request to be release from your agreement at the end of the fall semester, or immediately. (Please note that immediate releases are typically only allowed if there are rare and extenuating circumstances.)
We usually only approve housing agreement breaks (early release) at the end of the fall semester, and typically only for the following reasons:
An early release may also be considered if you have serious unforeseen issues, including a major change in:
The instances above are only approved in rare circumstances. You are not allowed to cancel your housing agreement after move-in simply because you do not like your housing assignment, roommate, or you decide to commute from home. Please contact Housing Services or by phone, 716-645-2171 with questions about extenuating circumstances.
If you wish to request a release from your housing agreement, complete the Application for Early Release form. Submission of the form does not guarantee a release from your housing agreement.
You must be a UB student with a valid UB person number to qualify for summer student housing. Non-UB students may only apply for UB Affiliate housing. Applicants must also be registered for classes during any UB summer session or be participating in an approved on-campus activity.
Students can cancel summer housing anytime up until May 1 without obligation. After May 1, students may only cancel with approved documentation.
Housing agreement cancellation requests are not guaranteed. However, academic reasons are given full consideration. If you are released from your housing agreement, an early release charge may apply. Please see your housing agreement for additional details.
Please contact your residence hall or complex director as soon as possible if you have a situation that may affect your housing.