Binghamton University uses a student data system called Banner, which is available through “BU Brain”. The BU Brain is the University system that provides access to your Registration, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts.
All students admitted to Binghamton University are assigned an identification (ID) number, also called a “B-Number”. This is not a Social Security number. Follow log in instructions sent to you by the Undergraduate Admissions Office (if you are an undergraduate) or The Graduate School (if you are a graduate student) to log into the system.
For more information about how to use Banner and the BU Brain, please see the following link: http://www2.binghamton.edu/banner/
Social Security Number
New international students in F-1 or J-1 visa status are eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN) if they have an on-campus job offer.
If you do not have an on-campus job offer you will be able to apply for a Letter of Ineligibility.
We will provide information on where to apply for either a Social Security Number or a Letter of Ineligibility at Orientation.
Students who are eligible to apply for an SSN will receive a Social Security card from the U.S. Social Security Administration. Once the Social Security Number has been issued to you, you will need to report that number to:
Binghamton University ID Card
To arrange for your new BU Student ID card, go to the Student Records Office, SW-119 in the Student Wing of the Lecture Hall. You will use the same card for the duration of your academic studies at Binghamton University. Your BU student ID card does not expire. Lost, stolen, mutilated and demagnetized ID cards can be replaced. However, there is a $2000 charge for a replacement card. The card does not list your date of birth therefore it cannot be used for certain identification purposes.
The student records office is open daily during the summer and winter from 9am – 4pm and from 9:30am to 5pm during the semester (Fall and Spring) for ID cards.
Last Updated: 2/4/13