Residence halls and outdoor Wi-Fi receive major upgrades for Fall 2023

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Published August 15, 2023

Just in time for the Fall 2023 semester, UBIT has completed an upgrade of campus Wi-Fi. Students, faculty and staff should notice better connectivity in key locations.

Residence hall access points


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Michael Canfield joined UB in January 2023 as an IT Communications Specialist for UBIT. A former newspaper reporter with a background in higher ed communication, Michael is also a volunteer firefighter. When he’s not writing or learning about all things UBIT, Michael likes to spend time with his wife and two English bulldogs, Franky and Grace. He’s also an avid student of the Battle of Gettysburg and a (sometimes) hockey writer.

All residence hall rooms, including Greiner Hall, now boast their own dedicated access point. This means far less chance for interruptions in online learning, research, communication and entertainment for students living on campus.

Hadley Village, Flint Village, Creekside Village, Flickinger Court and South Lake Village apartments have also received the latest Wi-Fi boost with upgraded access points in each room or suite.

Better Wi-Fi outside

Whether you’re looking for a spot to study or relax, improved Wi-Fi coverage around Ellicott Complex and Crosby Hall will keep you better connected while you enjoy some fresh air. Additionally, UBIT is planning major rehabilitations of outdoor Wi-Fi on North and South Campus. 

Fast-track research and learning

While campus residential and outdoor areas have been upgraded with new Wi-Fi access points, the classroom Wi-Fi experience has been improved with network technology that increases the efficiency and security of existing access points. Academic and research buildings are embracing the future with new 6E connections that offer lightning-fast speeds for research, teaching and learning. 

Get help with Wi-Fi

Contact the UBIT Help Center online or at 716-645-3542, and make sure to check out our videos and instructions at