Welcome to Residence Life at Buffalo State College!
We are here to support and enhance your college experience through a dynamic residential life program that provides opportunities for individual growth and development for a diverse residential population. Residence Life strives to provide facilities that are clean, well-maintained, safe, attractive, and available at a reasonable cost, and this mission is sustained through comprehensive facilities and financial planning.
National studies have found campus residency to correlate positively with student learning and retention. Buffalo State College is a residential SUNY campus whose programs are designed to provide enhanced opportunities for learning, retention, and a well-rounded education for students.
All full-time, first-year and sophomore students whose permanent residence is beyond a 35-mile radius of Buffalo State College are required to reside on campus for four consecutive semesters or 60 credits. Those exempt from the requirement include married students, single parents, transfer students, veterans, students over age 21, or students residing with relatives.
The Residence Hall License you sign when agreeing to utilize Residence Life facilities is binding for both the Fall and Spring semesters of that Academic year.
Download Your Housing License
You can download and print your housing license from this link
Hall Opening/Closing Dates (2014 - 2015)
Aug. 19 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; First-Year students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.
Aug 19 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m ; Learning Community Student Check - in
Aug. 21 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; New transfer students check-in to assigned halls.
Aug. 23 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Returning students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.
Aug 25 First day of classes.
Nov 26 9:00am Halls close - all halls except Moore Complex & STAC (Thanksgiving Break).
Nov 30 12:00pm Residence Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Break.
Dec 13 9:00am Residence Halls close for semester.
Jan. 21 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; First-Year and new transfer students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.
Jan 24 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Returning students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.
Jan. 26 First day of classes.
Mar 21 Residence halls close at 9:00am for Spring Break with the exception of Moore Complex and STAC.
Moore Complex and STAC remain open throughout Spring Break. Please see your Complex Director
if you have a concern related to the noted date and time of departure.
You do not have to remove your personal belongings from your room/apartment during this break.
Mar 29 12:00pm; Halls reopen from Spring Break.
May 16 9:00am; Halls Close - End of Spring Term
May 17 2:00pm; Halls Close - Graduating Seniors
If you have any questions or require more information, contact us at (716) 878-3000.
Welcome to Buffalo State! We look forward to meeting you!