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We’ve got just the place for you

UB has many options for living on and off campus, on North or South Campus, in residence halls or in campus apartments.

More than 7,000 UB students call our residence halls and campus apartments home. They live and learn in lively communities where it’s easy to make friends and get involved in activities. UB also offers unique residence areas for students with similar interests, including areas for freshmen, transfer, international, graduate and nontraditional students (adults age 25 and over), and for students in such academic areas as architecture, honors, engineering, management, pre-health, and undergraduate academies. And our residence halls feature a number of other conveniences, including recreation areas, lounges, and dining halls.

Apartment Style Living

We’re also proud of our newest housing additions, Creekside Village Apartments, Hadley Village Undergraduate Apartments, Flickinger Court Graduate Apartments, Flint Village Apartments and South Lake Village Apartments. Most of our apartment complexes are furnished, and all feature a full kitchen with appliances and amenities.

Special Living and Learning Communities

Because learning at UB isn’t limited to the classroom, UB students have a host of opportunities to live with students who share their interests. Several of UB’s learning communities have residential components that bridge the gap between academics and living on campus:

First-Year Interest (FYI) Communities

FYI learning communities provide students the opportunity to live with students with similar academic interests. Students in these communities also enjoy programs and events specifically designed around those interests. The current FYI Communities are: Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, General Interest/Undecided, Health-Related Professions, Management, and Social Sciences.

The Academies

UB’s Academies are learning communities composed of students, faculty, and staff who share a common mission, goals, and interests. Students participating in an academy will have the opportunity to engage in a unique curricular and co-curricular experience. Students can participate in one of five different academies: Research Exploration, Global Perspectives, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, or Civic Engagement. Each academy offers a variety of thought-provoking and engaging academic and social activities. And members can live in an academy-based residence hall community.

Daniel Acker Scholars Community

Students in the Daniel Acker Scholars Program have the opportunity to receive services including individualized advisement, research skills courses, and community service activities. Students must be accepted in the Daniel Acker Scholars Program to be eligible for housing in the first-year Acker Scholar area, which is located in the Governors Complex.

University Honors College Community

Students in the University Honors College have the opportunity to live and study in an environment that facilitates advanced independent learning. Students must be accepted in the Honors College in order to be eligible for housing in the first-year honors area, which is located in Roosevelt Hall in the Governors Complex.

Leadership House

Leadership House is a residential learning community for first-year students who wish to develop their skills as leaders and become active citizens at UB and in the community. Students apply for Leadership House through the Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement. Leadership House is located in Dewey Hall in the Governors Complex.

Special Interest Housing (SIH) Communities

Shared Interest Housing Communities brings upper-class students with common interests together to enhance their UB experience. SIH communities are organized around topics of mutual themes and interests, but are not exclusively academic-focused. The theme of the area is left up to the students to define, and may be an academic or social interest, a club, a fraternity or sorority, or have a cultural focus. These small-scale units occupy specially designated residence halls or sections of residence halls.

Last updated: March 13, 2014 10:53 am EST