Welcome Home

Spring 2022

Student waving the UB flag at the football stadium.

Greetings from Campus Living

Whether you are returning from winter break, or coming to live at UB for the first time, we welcome you to your home away from home. We are committed to providing a safe, clean and vibrant community for you to excel personally and academically from the moment you arrive here.

Living on campus provides you with built-in connections to academic programs as well as opportunities to become involved with student clubs and organizations all while making friends that will last a lifetime.

On this page:

Returning Residents

Opening Date: 1/30

  • On-campus residence halls and apartments re-open at 9am.
  • You may go directly to your assigned room.
  • You are not required to check in or meet with any staff upon arrival.
  • Don't forget to bring your UB ID card and keys.
Move In Carts Available

When completing your move you must return carts to your original pick-up location for cleaning and sanitizing. Inventory is limited and returning them promptly will make them available for other residents.

Early Arrival

If you need to return to on-campus housing prior to 1/30 you must log into the Housing Portal and select Move In and Break Housing Requests from the menu, then select the early arrival option. Only students who meet one of the criteria below will be approved:
  • In-person academic obligation
  • International students
  • UB is your permanent address
  • Limited access to technology
  • No safe living or dining arrangements elsewhere
  • Require on-campus quarantine

New Residents

Room and Roommate Info

Initial Assignments for New Students

Room assignment selection will begin for new residents on January 6. 

Proof of Vaccination is Required

You must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to room selection. You will not be able to access the room selection process until you have fulfilled this requirement.

What to Expect at Move In

Opening Date: 1/30

  • Report to your designated check-in location anytime during your scheduled 1-hour appointment window. 
  • Designated check-in locations are in the area and village office for your assigned residence hall/apartment. 
  • A staff member will check you in and give you your key, as well as directions to your room or apartment location.
  • You will only be allowed 2 helpers during move in.

Move In Appointments

New residents will be required to schedule a move in time before arriving on campus. These appointments will allow for social distancing during move in. 

You will select from 1 hour time slots during move in hours.

You can arrive anytime during your scheduled time slot and you will then have 3 hours to complete move in.

Slots are limited so we encourage you to sign up as soon as appointments become available (after you have selected your room). 

To select (or cancel/change) an appointment:

  1. Log into the Campus Living Housing Portal
  2. Select “Move in and Break Housing Requests” from the main menu bar
  3. Follow instructions for making a move in appointment
  4. Select one timeslot from those available. Appointment timeslots are limited and available on a first come/first serve basis, so you may not get your first choice. If your preferred appointment is not available and you are unable to modify your plans, please select an appointment closest to your arrival time on your expected return/move-in date and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  5. You will receive an email confirming your request, cancellation or change.

Those requiring a move-in date prior to January 30 may request Early Arrival through the Campus Living break housing process. The earliest permitted date is January 22. Students must meet one of the criteria listed and additional daily charges will apply.

Early Arrival

Students may request to arrive as early as January 22.

Log into the Housing Portal and select Move in and Break Housing Requests from the menu, then select the early arrival option.

Only students who meet one of the criteria below will be approved:

  • New spring residents may arrive beginning on 1/29 to help get acclimated to campus (no additional charges apply for this category)
  • In-person academic obligation
  • International students
  • UB is your permanent address
  • Limited access to technology
  • No safe living or dining arrangements elsewhere
  • Require on-campus quarantine
 

What to Bring

Packing Considerations

For health and safety reasons, we will not have an assisted move in process this year. Students will be allowed no more than two people to help with move in. We ask you to carefully consider the amount of personal belongings you bring. 

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

SHARED ITEMS

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Shipping Belongings Before Arrival

  • Campus Living will begin accepting letters and packages for spring 2022 students on January 24, 2022; please do not ship items to your campus address before that date.
  • Students who have items shipped to campus prior to their arrival will be sent an email with details on how to pick up their mail.
  • All mail & packages sent prior to your arrival on campus should be picked up as a part of your check in process during your assigned 3 hour move in window.

How to address your mail

All North Campus residence halls and apartments (except Flickinger Court):

Your full name
Your room number and room space
(e.g. 220A Red Jacket Quadrangle)
Buffalo, New York 14261

Flickinger Court ONLY:

Your full name
Your apartment number
(e.g. 02J Flickinger Court)
Amherst, New York 14228

Retrieving your mail and packages

Each residential area on-campus has its own mail & package area.  Students are provided a mailbox for flat letters; students will be notified via their ‘buffalo.edu’ email with details of where to retrieve packages. 

All campus mail is first delivered to our central mail service center, located on North Campus.  From there it is processed and sent to our individual residential areas for delivery.  All packages are ready for pick up within 2 business days of arriving on campus. 

Health and Safety Requirements

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

Per SUNY guidelines, all students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes and to live in on-campus residence halls and apartments. 

All students living on campus are required to submit their proof of vaccination (or submit a request for a medical or religious exemption) to the UB Health Services Portal

SURVEILLANCE TESTING

If you have been granted a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine requirement you are required to participate in mandatory COVID-19 surveillance testing once a week throughout the semester. If, for any reason, you miss a week of testing, you will receive both an email and a phone call communicating that you are in violation of university policy.

Missing any two weeks of testing throughout the semester will result in immediate resignation from courses and removal from on-campus housing.

QUARANTINE

Clement Hall on our South Campus and a portion of our Flickinger Court Apartments have been set aside as dedicated quarantine space reserved for the needs of on-campus residents during the 2021-2022 year.

Our dedicated staff are ready to help with everything that you may need including transportation to your quarantine assignment, testing, meals, and anything else that will make your stay in quarantine the best experience possible.

Assignment Changes

At UB, we will work with you to try to accommodate housing change requests. However, these changes may take time, and are not always possible due to room availability and other considerations.

Take a Virtual Room Tour

360 degree panoramic photos and virtual tours of each room style are available online.

Cancel Housing

The housing cancellation deadline is December 1. Cancellation requests received after this date will be evaluated on a case by case basis and may incur a financial penalty.

All cancellation requests should be submitted directly through the housing portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Topics:

BILLING AND RATES

What are the current housing costs?

Updated October 15, 2021

When will I receive the bill for my on-campus housing?

Student bills, including one half of the annual housing cost, will be issued on December 28 with a due date of January 26.

Updated October 15, 2021

CONTRACT DATES

What are the contract dates for spring and summer?

Housing dates by term:

Spring 2022
January 30, 2022 - May 22, 2022

Summer 2022
May 22, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Updated October 15, 2021

DINING AND FOOD SERVICE

When can I start using my meal plan?

Sunday, January 30

Residential dining locations will be open and meal plans will be active.

For more details visit the MyUBCard website.

What do I need to use my meal plan?

Everything is accessed using your UB Card. But you can also download the GET App, a mobile platform that provides convenience by linking your UB Card right to your smartphone. You can order food, make reservations, add funds, even pay with your phone all with the app.

Use the “Scan Card” feature for contactless payment, and online ordering to skip waiting in lines.

  • Search “CBORD GET” in the App Store
  • Install and open “GET Mobile”
  • Select “University at Buffalo”
  • Allow access to photos on your device
  • Login in with your UBit name and password

Updated October 28, 2021