Dear New International Student:

Congratulations on your admission to Binghamton University!

As you make preparations to begin your studies, you may have many questions such as: When will you learn what courses you should register for? When will you be able to meet other international students? and most importantly, what are the US federal immigration regulations that govern my F1 or J1 visa status?

Beginnings, the Fall 2010 International Student Orientation is designed to provide you with the answers to your questions about what you can expect at Binghamton University. If you are a student in F-1 or J-1 status, your participation in Orientation is essential even if you have previously been a student at another US college or university and attended the orientation program there. Each school has different policies, and it is essential that you attend the necessary meetings to help you register for appropriate courses. It is much easier to meet people and get things done before everyone gets busy with classes in the Fall.

Beginnings, the Fall 2010 International Student Orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 23, 2010 through Thursday, August 26, 2010. For exchange students the Orientation begins Sunday, August 22, 2010. For dual-diploma students the Orientation begins on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

During orientation you will receive information that you won't easily obtain at any other time. International Student Orientation provides essential information on:

  • US immigration regulations governing employment, travel and course load
  • University registration procedures
  • academic success
  • health insurance
  • personal health and safety

You will also have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students, ask questions about academic offerings, student services, living in the United States and what it's like to be a student at Binghamton University.

Use the following links to read more about the Orientation program. Be sure to register for orientation using the web form!

  • Graduate students, (including Graduate Exchange Students) click here.
  • Undergraduate Students click here.
  • Dual Diploma Students click here.
  • Undergraduate Exchange Students click here.

We look forward to meeting you on August 23 (August 22for exchange students, August 21 for dual diploma students).

Best wishes,

The staff of International Student and Scholar Services

Office of International Student and Scholar Services
Binghamton University (State University of New York)
Box 6000, Binghamton, New York 13902-6000 USA

phone: 1-607-777-2510 fax: 1-607-777-2889

Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 9:30am – 3:45pm
Thursday, 11:30am to 3:45pm
Friday, 9:30am – 3:45pm

Visit ISSS on the web!

Office Location: Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Room G-1

Last Updated: 8/28/14