Housing in Buffalo
Deciding where to live is one of the most important decisions you will make! To help you decide, read Living On-Campus vs. Off-Campus.
Students Who Will Live On-Campus
University housing officially opens on August 25, 2016. However, new students who will attend International Student Orientation and who have made arrangements to live on campus will be permitted to check in to their on-campus housing starting on Saturday, August 20 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. EST. Due to limited staffing, no students will be permitted to move in before August 20.
Students who choose to move in before August 25 may incur a $35 early arrival charge for each night before their scheduled move-in date, depending on their actual housing assignment. This charge will be billed directly to your student account.
If you choose to stay in on-campus housing between August 20 and 25, please be aware that it will not be officially open and, therefore, there will be few students staying there and only a limited number of staff members to assist you.
You should also be aware that you are contractually obligated to your on-campus housing for both the fall and spring semesters. Housing contracts are typically broken only if the student leaves the University at Buffalo.
Click here for more information about living on campus and the check-in process.
On-Campus Housing Room Assignments & Cancellation Deadline
Information about your housing assignment (location, roommate, check-in dates and times) will be sent to you in mid-July. The Housing Office plans to send housing information electronically to international students and will use the e-mail address you provided on your admissions application for that purpose. If you do not receive your housing information by the beginning of August, please feel free to contact the Housing Office by telephone at (716) 645-2171, by e-mail at CampusLiving@buffalo.edu or by fax at (716) 645-3968. The Housing Office is open on Mondays - Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. You may also visit the check-in website after August 1, 2016 for more information about check-in.
The deadline to cancel your on-campus housing contract is June 1, 2016. (Note: The cancellation deadline for all other students is May 1, 2016.) After June 1, 2016, you will not be released from your housing contract unless you choose not to attend UB during the Fall 2016 semester. Please do not sign a lease for an off-campus apartment after June 1, 2016 as you will not be released from your on-campus Housing Agreement.
Students Who Will Live Off-Campus
If you choose not to live on campus, we urge you to make temporary housing arrangements prior to your arrival in Buffalo. We do not recommend arriving on campus with lots of luggage and no place to spend the night as it is very difficult to find permanent housing in one day.
Should you need temporary accommodations prior to August 20 or during International Student Orientation, your temporary housing options include staying in a hotel or with a friend, relative or UB student.
The hotels listed below are located near UB's North Campus. The prices listed are subject to change.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
10 Flint Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Tel. (716) 689-4414
$108 (UB Rate)
1 Flint Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Tel. (716) 688-0811 or 1-800-800-8000
$74.99 and up – Free shuttle service from Buffalo airport
RED ROOF INN
42 Flint Road
Amherst, NY 14226
Tel. (716) 689-7474
$49.29 and up
RAMADA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
2402 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
Tel. (716) 636-7500
$79-$89 (UB Rate)
International Student Club representatives often assist new students with housing questions and concerns. For a list of international clubs, please visit www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/clubs.html.
Note: The University at Buffalo has no temporary housing for incoming students.