UB Dedicates New Graduate Student Housing

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: August 26, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Burt P. Flickinger Jr. Court, the University at Buffalo's new apartment housing for 400 graduate students on Chestnut Ridge Road adjacent to the North Campus, was dedicated in ceremonies today (Aug. 26, 1998).

The complex is named in memory of Flickinger, Buffalo businessman and philanthropist and father of the 1993 World University Games. A longtime member of the University at Buffalo Foundation Inc. Board of Directors, he received a SUNY honorary degree from UB in 1994.

UB President William R. Greiner and Reginald B. Newman II, chair of the UB Foundation Board of Trustees, presented remarks. Mary Flickinger, widow of Burt Flickinger, and members of his family were in attendance.

The complex of apartment-style housing offers 115 units in 13 buildings. The first students moved in June. Constructed on land owned by the UB Foundation, the development is maintained by University Residence Halls.

Each two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath apartment in the complex offers 1,000 square feet of living space. The majority are two-story townhouses; 13 handicap-accessible apartments are housed in one-story, ranch-style units.

The apartments are furnished with a refrigerator, gas stove, built-in microwave, garbage disposal and washer and dryer. All have central air conditioning and are hard-wired to connect directly to UB's computer network. Transportation to campus will be provided on a regular basis via shuttle.