Arrange Your Housing


As an international undergraduate student at Binghamton University, you are expected to arrive at Binghamton University by August 25, 2014, the first day of orientation.

If you have been assigned University housing, residence halls will open on August 19, 2014 for students participating in International Student Orientation.

We recommend that you bring sheets, pillow, pillow case, warm blanket and towel with you for your first few days. Additional bedding may be purchased after your arrival


Undergraduate students who want to live on the Binghamton University campus must reserve a bed in the residence halls as soon as possible. Undergraduate students (new freshmen and transfer students) can reserve their housing by filling out the on-line housing preference form here.

Be sure you have already paid your enrollment deposit (or arrange to have the enrollment deposit waived) before you try to submit the on-line housing preference form. Only those undergraduates who pay their enrollment deposit are allowed to reserve a bed in the residence halls.


If you have received your housing assignment from of the Office of Residential Life, and need to move on-campus early, please send an email to Be sure to include your full name, B Number, room assignment, anticipated date and time of your arrival in the email. Staff of the Office of Residential Life will reply to you and confirm that you have permission to arrive early.

The earliest date that you can arrive is Wednesday, August 6th. If you arrive between Wednesday, August 6th and Tuesday, August 18th you will be housed in Windham Hall in Mountainview College. You will move into your permanent housing assignment on August 19th. If you arrive prior to August 19th, you will be billed at a rate of $35 per day until August 19th. Linen service is available for an additional $15/day during the early arrival time frame. Linen service will discontinue on August 18th.

Please Note: If you accept the keys to your room, suite or apartment or move your belongings into your room, suite or apartment, you become obligated to remain in on-campus housing for the entire Fall 2014 semester.


If you plan to live off campus you may need to depend on public transportation to travel to campus and return home. Be sure the apartment you are considering is near the bus routes that serve the Binghamton University campus.

The following resources will be able to provide you with information:

  • Bus routes serving Binghamton University
  • Binghamton University Off-Campus College Office
    The OCCHousingList and theOCC Housemate / Subletter List are provided to students as a service by the OCC Office. There are also severalapartment complexes in the area. University employees do not inspect, approve, or supervise the premises described, nor does the University become party to housemate/ subletter/ landlord/ tenant matters. OCC does not find housing for students.
  • Binghamton Area Newspaper - Press & Sun Bulletin
  • Student Cultural Associations
  • Area Hotels and Motels
  • If you need to arrange a reservation for a room when you arrive in Binghamton, be sure you have reserve a place to stay before your arrival.
  • You will also want to contact the hotel staff, to ask about the availability of bus or taxi service to transport you to campus. All of the hotels are not on the bus route. For some hotels you would need to travel to and from campus by taxi.

Last Updated: 8/28/14