Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program begin? End?

The Binghamton Enrichment Program begins on Sunday, July 5th. This is a residential orientation program. Students will be housed on campus.

The program ends on Saturday, August 1st.

This is a mandatory program for EOP admitted freshmen.

EOP will cover the cost of 8 credits, housing and meals for each student during BEP 2015.

What should I do if I have a conflict with the BEP dates July 5 to Aug 1st?

Students who feel that they have a conflict with the BEP dates need to speak with the EOP director.

Is transportation provided to BEP?

On July 5th, transportation is provided to BEP for students in the New York City area. Eastern Travel Bus Line depart at 9:30 am from W 31st Street between 7th & 8th Avenue (Manhattan, NY).

On August 1st, buses will depart from Binghamton at 12:00 noon and arrive at W 31st Street between 7th & 8th Avenue (Manhattan, NY) at approximately 3 pm.  Reservations for the bus will begin in June.  A link will be emailed to student's BMail account to RSVP for a seat on the bus. Space is limited.

When is the BEP Orientation and Parent Meeting?

Attendance is required for all students at one of the following meetings at Binghamton University: June 6 or June 13, 2015. This is the only orientation you need to attend.

Can students leave on a weekend or weekday and be back before curfew?

No, students are not allowed to leave for a weekend without the director's permission.

Curfew: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 PM

Can students receive mail?

Student's name

Educational Opportunity Program, UU256

PO Box 6000

Binghamton NY, 13902-6000

Yes, have it sent using the following format:

Students will not receive overnight mail sent between Friday and Saturday.

Can students receive phone calls?

Yes. Students can make and receive calls in the residence hall free of charge.  Students are encouraged to leave their cell phones at home. 

Can students have a car?

No. Students are not allowed to have a car on campus during the Binghamton Enrichment Program.

Can students have visitors in the building?

No. To protect our students and staff, there are no visitors allowed in the residence hall during the Binghamton Enrichment Program. 

Illegal behavior, including, but not limited to, disorderly conduct, theft and violations of local drug and alcohol laws, will not be tolerated AT ANY TIME, and will be cause for dismissal from the program and/or disciplinary action by the University as well as local legal charges.

Last Updated: 5/3/15