"My participation in the Orientation program gave me the opportunity to meet and work with other international students that enabled us to share our experiences. Meeting and working with other international students provided the opportunity for me to forge new friendships that have lasted as the year progressed, and I am proud to say that most of my friends and acquaintances at BU are those whom I had met for the first time at the Orientation program." ~ Binghamton University International Student 

In order to register for the transfer student orientation, please complete the following steps:

  • Step One: To register for Orientation you will need to know your "B number". If you do not know your "B number", go to On this webpage, you will login with your BU UserID and password. Click on "BU BRAIN Self Service" and then in the middle of the page click on "What's My B-Number".
  • Step Two: Register for International Student Orientation. This will take you to the "Register Now" web page. Complete the fields to create your own personal user account.
  • Step Three: Once you create your account you can register for Orientation. You will find that many of the fields on the form are pre-filled with your personal information. If any of the information is not correct, please email to request that a correction be made to your information.
  • Step Four: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from when you complete the registration process on-line. In the future you can log onto the system to view the status of your registration for Orientation, review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and easily contact Orientation staff.

Please note that the "New Student Fee" that will be included on your student bill supports services and events for new students, including Orientation. The fee is charged to all international undergraduate students in their initial semester. Your student bill will be issued after you register for courses.

Overnight Accommodations:
On-campus overnight accommodations are available for the night before and the night of an Orientation session for transfer students and their family members. A double room (2 single beds) is $55 and a single room (1 single bed) is $45. You must register for overnight accommodations through the Orientation registration webpage prior to arriving for Orientation. Towels and bed linens will be provided for your convenience.

If you would rather stay in a hotel off-campus, the following link will provide you with local hotel information:

Family and Friends Traveling With You:
Your parents or guests are welcome to attend Orientation with you. When you register for Orientation, you must also register any family/friends that will be attending Orientation with you. In addition, please also email Katie Barvinchack at and provide the names of the family/friends attending Orientation with you. Upon your arrival at check-in, your guests will receive a schedule of Orientation.

Parking On-Campus:
If you are driving to campus, you will need to follow Binghamton University's parking policies. To request a parking pass for Orientation, email Katie Barvinchak, International Student Advisor, at by Friday, June 6, 2014.

To park on-campus after Orientation you will need to make arrangements with Parking Services located on the ground floor of the Couper Administration Building. Visit their website for more information:

To review all of the guidelines for parking on campus go to:


Last Updated: 8/28/14