Dear New International Student:

Congratulations on your admission to Binghamton University!

As you make preparations to begin your studies in the United States, 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?

Spring 2013 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 Spring.

Spring 2013 International Student Orientation, will take place Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013. For exchange students the Orientation begins Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

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, (including Dual Diploma and Undergraduate Exchange Students) click here.

We look forward to meeting you on January 23 (for exchange students, January 22).

Best wishes,

The staff of the Office 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
e-mail: isss@binghamton.edu

Office Hours: weekdays, 10:00am - 4:30pm
except Wednesdays, 11:30am to 4:30pm

Visit ISSS on the web! http://isss.binghamton.edu
Office Location: Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Room G-1

Fall 2013 International Student Orientation: International students who have been admitted for the Fall 2013 semester are expected to arrive at the University no later than Monday, August 19, 2013 to begin a period of orientation and course registration.

Some graduate programs may require students to arrive somewhat earlier than this date. Exchange students should arrive by Sunday, August 18, 2013 and Dual Diploma students from Turkey will need to arrive by Saturday, August 17, 2013. Classes begin Monday, August 26, 2013.


Last Updated: 8/28/14