Calendar of events


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LGBTQ Student Support Group

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in LS-G652

The Binghamton University Counseling Center and the LGBTQ Center are teaming up again this semester to support both undergraduate and graduate students. This drop-in group, which requires no pre-registration, is designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer students who are seeking a safe and affirming atmosphere to discuss significant issues in their lives. The group will be professionally facilitated by Edwin Ortiz and Tracy Lord from the University Counseling Center. We encourage faculty and staff to refer students who may benefit from a community atmosphere where members participate in the process of providing and receiving support. Questions can be directed to Tracy Lord at



Knit Happens

7:30 - 9 p.m. Monday, April, 3 in O'Connor Hall 125

Join RA Shelby and KnitWits Club to destress and unravel! Free knitting and crocheting lessons will be given, and all materials will be provided! There will be free snacks as well!

EAP/Health and Wellness Studies Workshops

Two part series: Body Alignment, Body Control and Proper Footwear with Matthew Gowers

Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in UUW-324

This seminar will take employees through the healthy importance of proper body alignment, control, and footwear. In addition to how all components of the feet, hips, and shoulders interact with each other throughout the kinetic chain.

LGBTQ Student Support Group

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 18 and 25 in LS-G652

The Binghamton University Counseling Center and the LGBTQ Center are teaming up again this semester to support both undergraduate and graduate students. This drop-in group, which requires no pre-registration, is designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer students who are seeking a safe and affirming atmosphere to discuss significant issues in their lives. The group will be professionally facilitated by Edwin Ortiz and Tracy Lord from the University Counseling Center. We encourage faculty and staff to refer students who may benefit from a community atmosphere where members participate in the process of providing and receiving support. Questions can be directed to Tracy Lord at

Fit University: Winning at Health

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in UU-Old Union Hall

Come join us, and hear the stories of our peers' health journeys. We are de-stigmatizing the issues surrounded by health. Our speakers are motivating and inspirational to share their personal details about their health. Hear how they improved their conditions in their situation. It is possible to heal, and there is hope. There will be free food and you will be able to connect to the speakers after the event ! Learn more about how you can take control of your health ! 

Basic Cooking with Chef Parez

5 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in Old Digman

Want to learn how to make a few easy and healthy breakfast meals with just the use of oats? Well then come join us in Old Digman on Wednesday April 5th at 5pm in the HAWC kitchen/classroom in which we will be discussing the importance of eating and creating a balanced breakfast! Learn how to cook oat based breakfast meals such as oatmeal pancakes, oat muffins, and much more! To sign up, please email Alexa Schmidt at by April 3. See you there!

Got Stressed? D-stress!

5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in the Refuse Great Room

Allow yourself to de-stress and get over your midterm frustrations. Come and mingle with our professional massagist from the East Gym this Wednesday from 5-7 P.M. She will be ALL YOURS for a FREE professional massage and you do NOT want to miss it !!! Come in stressed. Leave revitalized.

Earth Day Celebration

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the Peace Quad

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Old Dickinson Field

Do you want to help break the stigma around mental health?  Unfortunately, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst college students.  Join us at the 3rd annual Out of the Darkness campus walk for suicide prevention and awareness. Registration for the walk begins at 9am on the Old Dickinson Field and the opening ceremony begins at 10am.  There is no fee to walk but we do encourage donations; every little bit helps!  All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  If you cannot attend the walk but are still interested in contributing, you can sign up to be a "virtual walker" and raise money for the AFSP at this website.  If you have any questions about the walk please contact the walk chair, Marlena Santos at

Always remember, you are here for a reason!

Too Much, Too Soon... Motivation for Starting or Continuing a Fitness Routine

Noon - 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in UUW-324 presented by Matthew Gowers

This seminar will take employees through the importance of understanding their motivation triggers and how to start and maintain a healthy fitness routine to avoid burnout .

Free Screening of "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic"

6:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in UU-Old Union Hall

Free screening of "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic," a feature length in-depth documentary on the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the stories of struggle, tragedy and triumph surrounding this complicated and often misunderstood infection. Guest speaker Christine Baze, one of the five brave women from the film, will be present at the event!

You can watch the trailer here: Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic Trailer

This event is being sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Health Promotion & Prevention Services, the Broome County Health Department, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and is free and open to the public!


Event schedule:

6:30 p.m.– Student organizations will table on a variety of health topics and resources.

7 p.m. – Christine Baze, a cervical cancer survivor whose story is featured in “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” will introduce the film. (pdf, 25.M)

8:30 p.m. – Q & A panel with medical professionals and Christine Baze

BJ's in PJ's 

7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Oneida 2/3 Lounge

BJ's in PJ's is an engaging and educational program that addresses many of the common misconceptions about the culture of sex in college. Representatives from Family Planning will be presenting information about STIs, birth control, alcohol & sex, health trivia, and playing fast-paced, interactive (and sometimes athletic) games for all residents to participate in. Some of these activities include drunk goggles races, dildo relays, and role playing (the PG version). 

Attire: Pajamas! You need to get comfortable to be comfortable talking about the down n' dirty. 

Perks: BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM FOR EVERYONE!  (See what we did there?)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Gluten-Free Diet or Low FODMAPs - What You Need to Know

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in UU-Old Union Hall hosted by Marlisa Brown

IBS can be debilitating and can stop you every step of the way. 70% of those suffering from IBS will respond favorably to a low FODMAP-restricted diet, many others to gluten-free. Learn what the research shows about gluten-related disorders, low FODMAPs, elimination diets, and meal planning.

FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by B.U. Dining Services. 



Snacks and Relax with the Counseling Center

5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in UU-209

All international students at Binghamton University are cordially invited to Snacks & Relax with the Counseling Center !  This program will help students learn more about the services University Counseling Center (UCC) provides.

Did you know that your academic performance and mental health status are closely related? Did you know that understanding this relationship can assist you with meeting your academic goals?

Not all international students know that they are eligible for receiving mental health counseling from UCC on campus. Not all international students know what mental health counseling is and how it can help them or their friends.

Join us for some complimentary snacks and knowledge on how you and your friends can better utilize the UCC!  All are welcome!

Note that space is limited. To attend, register on B-Engaged. You can register by clicking the blue button on the right side of the B-Engaged Event webpage that says: RSVP to event.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Sangmoon Kim, staff psychologist at University Counseling Center, at

LGBTQ Student Support Group

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in LS-G652

The Binghamton University Counseling Center and the LGBTQ Center are teaming up again this semester to support both undergraduate and graduate students. This drop-in group, which requires no pre-registration, is designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer students who are seeking a safe and affirming atmosphere to discuss significant issues in their lives. The group will be professionally facilitated by Edwin Ortiz and Tracy Lord from the University Counseling Center. We encourage faculty and staff to refer students who may benefit from a community atmosphere where members participate in the process of providing and receiving support. Questions can be directed to Tracy Lord at

AFA On Campus presents: Raise Your Voice for Care

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, March 31 in the UU-Mandela Room

The AFA On Campus is hosting its event, Raise Your Voice For Care, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the UU-Mandela Room, in conjunction with its parent organization, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, as a part of its college tour series. Raise Your Voice For Care Day will include five different sessions. In the first hour, Alzheimer's Disease and You, students will have the chance to learn about the disease and its prevalence. There will also be free food during this hour. The next hour will be a career panel open for local professionals in different fields to talk and answer questions from students and community members about their work and about opportunities for the future. In the third session, the AFA On Campus will hold a faculty mixer in which students can directly interact with members of Binghamton's faculty. Refreshments will be served during this hour. Afterward, there will be an hour of memory screenings. To conclude the event, the AFA On Campus will host n Alzheimer's themed trivia game with prizes and give-aways!

Open Mic and Dinner at the Food Co-op

7 - 9 p.m. Friday, March 31 in UU-B30

The Food Cooperative will be hosting an open mic on Friday, March 31st in our room, UUB30 starting at 7pm. Come by for good eats, good times, and good talent. If you would like to perform music, comedy, poetry or something unique, please contact us at We encourage everyone to attend and share in this community-building event! Menu to be announced via Facebook soon @ Roots Cafe at the Food Co-op. See you there! 



Cycle Yoga Fusion

Noon - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in EG-22

Join us for an introduction to the best of both worlds: 30 minutes of indoor cycling and 30 minutes of yoga stretching. You can do it; we can help! Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know. First timers welcome. Wear activewear and bring a water bottle. Mats will be provided.

Enjoy this class free through the University Center for Training and Development. To register, students should e-mail Faculty and staff must register through

Sponsored by Campus Recreation Services (CRS).

Will You Accept This Rose?

7 - 10 p.m.  Monday, Feb. 6, in Rafuse Great Room

Will you accept this rose? In other words, will you keep dating the Bachelor/Bachelorette along with all the fellow contestants with a very high chance of leaving with a broken heart or an insecure and potentially unhealthy relationship? The Bachelor television franchise is notorious for its relationship failures and depicts a very unhealthy style of relationship-building. Occasionally there are instances of alright romance and mutual respect, but overall, the Bachelor/Bachelorette is entertaining, but no way to find an amazing, lifelong partner. Lets learn from this show and our REACH program about healthy dating and relationships! Learn what makes a good relationship, and what are some tell-tale signs of a bad one. How to stay safe? This fun, educational event will be followed immediately by a viewing session of the newest episode of this season's Bachelor!

Sponsored by Dickinson Community - Rafuse Hall.

Together: International Student Support Group 

3:30 - 5 p.m.  Tuesday, Feb. 7, in UU-121

Hello international students at Binghamton University! You are warmly invited to the Together: International Student Support Group.

Discussion facilitator is Sangmoon Kim, staff psychologist at the University Counseling Center.

You will meet fellow international students. The program aims to promote international students’ social interaction and sense of belonging as well as academic success. You can practice and enhance your English skills. The group will meet every Tuesday! Weekly attendance is not required, but recommended.

For questions about the Together group, email Sangmoon Kim at

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services.

Embrace documentary

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in UU-Old Union Hall

Embrace is a documentary that examines the global issue of body dissatisfaction. Director and body image activist Taryn Brumfitt takes the audience on her journey to encourage people to be more accepting of their bodies.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion with representatives from the University Counseling Center, Nutrition Services and the student body.
For more information about the event, contact Sarah Thompson. To learn more about Taryn Brumfitt and the Body Image Movement and to view the Embrace trailer, visit the web

Sponsored by the Eating Awareness Committee.



There's never been a better time to join Weight Watchers at Work...

Noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, in UUW-324

And now no excuses! The holidays are behind us and Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program delivers its most holistic and personal approach ever to shed those holiday pounds. Come to the informational meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, in UUW-324. Contact Kathi Jesse for more information.

New Year, New Me

1 - 2 p.m.  Saturday, Jan. 28, in Mohawk (CIW)

Event designed to teach you about cool resources all around campus that will make your new year better, and easier. 

Sponsored by College in the Woods - Mohawk Hall.



December | November | October 



Join Campus Recreation for De-stress December!

Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Friday, Dec. 16

No membership required

We get it. Between exams, papers and presentations, your stress level is at an all-time high this semester. De-stress December is the perfect time to check out our stress-relief resources that will leave you feeling happier, more energized and more focused. It’s time to channel your inner champion and take on finals! View a full list of Campus Rec activities here.

Brought to you for De-stress December, a collaboration among offices across campus. See a full listing of activities and programs on the Dean of Students website.



"Light the World" with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 outside the Library Tower by the fountain

Join the Alzheimer's Foundation of America On Campus, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, as we light the Library Tower teal to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. Stop by to enjoy some free hot chocolate and learn about how to get involved with AFA On Campus! "Light the World" will start at our table outside the Library Tower (by the fountain)! 

Self Defense/Personal Safety

Noon - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in UUW-324

Mady Bay, deputy chief of police with the Binghamton University Police, will discuss ways for participants to reduce their risk of becoming a crime victim and recognize potentially dangerous situations. She will also teach participants some basic physical self-defense skills. Both men and women are encouraged to attend. To register, contact the UCTD at 607-777-6362 or

Breathing, posture and meditation

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Endicott Great Room

Special Guest: Sarah Thompson--Health and Wellness professor-science and application of exercise, nutrition--will be the expert on breathing and posture. Breathing: begin with how to properly breathe, belly breaths. Types of breathing:1. Relaxing- inhale for 3, hold for 4, exhale for 5 2. Energizing - inhale and exhale rapidly through nose3. Meditative - inhale for 1, exhale for 2, inhale for 3, exhale for 4-10 Origin of breath work discussed. Importance of breathing: stress, optimal bodily function, cognition, etc. Posture:-How to properly stand - plant feet on the floor, lift toes, weight in the arches of the feet, micro-bend the knees, engage the quads, tuck the tailbone, stabilize the core, roll shoulders back and down, palms facing towards the front wall, loosen the neck, reach through the crown of the head, elongate, place toes down if still lifted, feel grounded-Importance of posture: optimal organ functioning, confidence, muscle alignment, clear channel for breath and oxygen to flow, etc. Meditation- Power of the mind- We live in an external world- One type of meditation - clearing mind of thoughts- Purpose of meditation- to become an observer rather than emotional reactor to thoughts- Many types- do guided moon meditation- teach object focus, sitting up, laying down, and a few other types.

MHA Emotional Intelligence

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 in UUW 325

Emotional intelligence is one’s ability to recognize their own emotions and emotions in others, and effectively name and deal with them. People with higher emotional intelligence are often able to communicate better with other people and handle problems better in their own lives. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how to use it to improve your life and the lives of others, as well as what your emotional intelligence score is and how to improve it. This workshop fulfills the “Life Skills” category of the MHA certificate series.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge

Show your gratitude and your #BingPride by joining the Alumni Association in writing thank you notes to our veterans.

Stop by any time between 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Alumni Lounge (Old O'Connor Hall 162) to grab a cookie and show your gratitude. The thank you notes will be given to our Office of Veteran Services to show our gratitude for those in our Binghamton University Community who have served our country. 

MHA Suicide prevention gatekeeper training

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in UUW 325

Gatekeepers are individuals who are in regular contact with students and as a result of that contact, are in a position to assist in identifying and referring students in crisis to the appropriate mental health resources. With proper training, college students can be prepared to notice warning signs and properly respond to and refer a peer in need. This training educates students to become the gatekeepers who help monitor and maintain a healthy campus environment. The workshop teaches the skills to help, and get help, to students who may be having suicidal thoughts or experiencing a crisis. This workshop fulfills the “Suicide Prevention and Awareness” category of the MHA certificate series.

Sponsored by: Mental Health Outreach Peer Educators

MHA Peer Referrals 101

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in UUW 325

Learn how to talk with peers who may be having a hard time and refer them to the appropriate resources on campus. You'll gain valuable interpersonal skills, as well as learn about some great resources on campus! This fulfills the category of "Interpersonal Skills" in the Mental Health Advocate certificate series.

MHA Mental health stigma

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in UUW 324

Learn how to reduce stigma about mental health on campus, how to create a welcoming environment for the entire campus and about the University Counseling Center! This program also fulfills the Mental Health Advocate Certificate series category "Stigma and UCC Basics."

7:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Peace Quad

We’re hosting a sleepout along with The Binghamton Rescue Mission. We will be gathering on the Hinman Quad beginning at 7 p.m. We'll be learning more about homelessness and simulating a night out in the cold without shelter. There will be fire for warmth and of course residents have the option to go inside at any time, although it is encouraged to stay for as long as one can. There will be a guest speaker from the Rescue Mission early in the evening and a documentary later on. The goal of this event is to not only provide participants with new insights concerning homelessness, but also to inspire more contribution at the Rescue Mission and other homelessness charities.

MHA Anxiety and college students

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in UUW 325

Anxiety is a common concern and emotion that all of us feel. But what happens when that anxiety is prolonged or is interfering with daily living? Come learn about common anxiety disorders, how they affect college students and some coping skills for anxiety. This workshop fulfills the MHA category of “Mental Health Awareness.”

MHA Stress management

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in UUW 325

Finding it difficult to manage all the many pieces of being a college student? Wish you had a better grasp on managing your stress? Having a hard time practicing healthy habits (getting enough sleep, eating well, etc.) because of stress? Come learn some tips and tricks on how to better manage your stress in this interactive session. This workshop fulfills the "Life Skills" category of the MHA certificate series.



Free tobacco cessation classes available on campus

6–7:15 a.m. and 10–11:15 a.m. beginning Thursday, Oct. 20

Binghamton University’s Tobacco-Free Policy will go into effect August 1, 2017, banning the use of all tobacco products on campus property. To support faculty, staff and students who wish to quit their dependence on tobacco products, the UHS Stay Healthy Tobacco Cessation Program will offer a free, four-week program on campus once a week on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 20 and ending Nov 10.

Learn tips on how to cope with nicotine withdrawal and develop a plan to quit. Participants enrolled in the classes will be provided with a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) coupon that they can redeem at a UHS pharmacy at no cost. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion at the final session.

There will be a choice of two class times:
• 6–7:15 a.m.
• 10–11:15 a.m.
All classes will take place in the Physical Facilities conference room. Register online through the University Center for Training and Development (UCTD) or call 607-777-6362.

You may also enroll in community classes at the UHS Stay Healthy site in the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, by registering at 607-763-5092.

Contact the Employee Assistance Program for further questions via e-mail.

Women’s Health Series with Decker School of Nursing faculty 

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19

Cognition Changes Related to Menopause: “Where did I leave my...?” will be the topic of this session from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in UUW-325. Participants will explore the issues facing women with regard to mental health as they age. This will include understanding symptoms related to cognition, anxiety, depression and grief, while also learning effective coping strategies to attain a sense of wellness and relief. Register for this seminar online and select the “register for workshops” link.

Culture at Chenango: Pride Month

11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

The Multicultural Resource Center, in conjunction with Binghamton University Dining Services, presents its second Culture and Food Series event for the semester, the Pride Month Edition, from 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Chenango Room. This event is cosponsored by the LGBTQ Center and Rainbow Pride Union. Stop by to learn about LGBTQ history while enjoying recipes submitted by students in the LGBTQ community. Sexual and gender diversity knows no borders. The menu includes a hot buffet with vegetarian, pork and chicken entrees, special soups, a salad bar and a drunken noodle station. Rainbow desserts and beverages are also on the menu.

For questions, contact Tanyah Barnes, MRC assistant director. 

Flu clinic for faculty/staff

7-11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 

Keeping employees healthy and productive can decrease healthcare costs and is important for business. Those infected by the flu virus are at risk for missed work days, loss of income and hospitalizations. Annual flu immunizations are the single best way to protect employees from getting or spreading the flu.

The Binghamton University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will co-sponsor a flu vaccination clinic with Rite Aid Pharmacy from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Physical Facilities Conference Room.

Register with EAP via e-mail. There are no co-pays, but you must bring your insurance card with you. Self-pay is $25 if there is no insurance or if Rite Aid is not a participating provider for your insurance plan. Call 607-777-6655 with questions.

Join Weight Watchers at meeting week 1

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12

The new Weight Watchers program helps you eat healthier, get active at your own pace and discover new ways to define success. It’s most personalized approach ever fits your life and is backed by real-time support. It focuses on you, not just a number on the scale. Week 1 starts at noon Wednesday, Oct. 12, in UU-120. For more info, contact Kathi Jesse.

Healthy Campus Summit

10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5

Join the Healthy Campus Initiative in the UU-Mandela Room and Old Union Hall for this free summit to learn about the impact a healthier campus can have on Binghamton University, its academics and you, personally and professionally. Multiple sessions will cover topics on creating a culture of health, current health behaviors, research initiatives and employee wellness. 

Keynote by Megan Amaya, director of health promotion and wellness and assistant professor in practice at the College of Nursing at Ohio State University and the president-elect for the National Consortium for Building Health Academic Communities.

Last Updated: 4/18/17