International Student Orientation
For New Graduate Students
The Spring 2017 International Student Orientation is designed to introduce you to the Binghamton University Campus and to provide you with the answers to your questions about what you can expect during your time here. You will receive information on topics such as: US immigration regulations, health insurance, course registration procedures and cultural adjustment.
If you are a student in F-1 or J-1 status, your participation in Orientation is essential regardless of whether you have attended another US college or university. Each school has different policies and it is therefore essential to your success that you attend the Binghamton University Orientation.
Please note that the "New Student Fee" that is 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.
In order to have a successful Orientation experience, please make sure to complete the following:
- REGISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
- ARRANGE YOUR HOUSING
- COMPLETE AND SUBMIT HEALTH FORMS
- REGISTER FOR COURSES
Family and Friends Traveling With You:
Your parents or guests are welcome to attend International Student Orientation with you. You do not need to register them online. Upon your arrival at checkin, your guests will receive a program for the day and are welcome to participate in the special events planned for students' families or guests.
Housing for family or friends traveling with you can be reserved at one of the hotels near campus. Reservations at local hotels need to be made early because many new students and their families will also be staying at local hotels during the Orientation period.
Visit here to find a complete list of hotels serving the Binghamton area.
If you are driving to campus, you will need to follow Binghamton University's parking policies. To request a parking pass for International Student Orientation, e-mail Katie Barvinchak, International Student Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 6, 2017.
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 here more information.
To review all of the guidelines for parking on campus go here.