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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.
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Download Your Housing License Online

You can download and print your housing license from this link
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Hall Opening/Closing Dates (2013 - 2014)

Fall 2013
Aug. 19                    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; First-Year students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.
Aug. 22                           9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; New transfer students check-in to assigned halls.
Aug. 24 & 25          9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Returning students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.                     

Aug 26                   First day of classes.
Nov 27                   9:00am Hall close - all halls except Moore Complex & STAC (Thanksgiving Break).
Dec 01                   12:00pm Residence Halls re-open from Thanksgiving Break.
Dec 13                   9:00am Residence Halls close for semester.
                               Please see our newsletter Campus Connection Fall 2013 Edition for more information.

Spring 2014
Jan. 22                    12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; First-Year and new transfer students arrive and check-in to assigned halls.
Jan 25 & 26              9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Returning student arrives and check-in to assigned halls.
Jan. 27                   First day of classes.                        

Mar 21                  Residence halls close  at 7:00pm 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 date and time of departure noted. 
                               You do not have to remove your personal belongings from your room/apartment during this break.

Mar 30                 12:00pm; Halls reopen from Spring Break.

Final Examination Week:

  • Students must vacate their room 24 hours after their last final examination with the exception for those who are graduating or need to take a final examination on Friday, May 16th .
  • Graduating students must vacate their rooms no later than Sunday, May 18th by 2:00pm. 
  • Students taking a final examination on Friday, May 16 must vacate their room by Saturday, May 17th at 12:00 noon.
  • Summer School students who are attending Session A may remain in their rooms until the summer school move date (Saturday May 24).  
  • If you have extenuating circumstances regarding the above please see your Complex Director for further information.


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!    

The Residence Life Office is open from 8:30-5:00 pm.(MTWF),                 8:30 - 6:00 pm (Thursday).  Click here to learn how to contact us!