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Spring 2012 International Student Orientation: International students who have been admitted for the Spring 2012 semester are expected to arrive at the University no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2012 to begin a three-day period of orientation and course registration.

Some graduate programs may require students to arrive somewhat earlier than this date. Dual Diploma students from Turkey and Exchange students will need to arrive by Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

If you are planning to live off campus, we advise you to arrive prior to January 25 in order to locate housing. If you will be living in University housing, we recommend that you bring a sheet, pillow case, pillow, blanket and towel with your for your first few days. Additional bedding may be purchased after your arrival.

Here are some things you may find helpful to know now:

1. Registering for Your Courses: You will register for classes during Orientation, on Thursday, January 26, 2012. During Orientation you will be able to meet with academic advisors who will help you prepare your course registration. Classes for the Spring 2012 Semester begin on Monday, January 30, 2012

2. Planning Your Travel to the United States: For information on how to plan your travel to the United States visit this web link on our webpage: http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/index.html#two

3. Arrange Your Housing:
Graduate Students:
All graduate students must live off-campus in the local community. Binghamton University does not provide housing for graduate students, even on a temporary basis.

You will want to read important guidance on our webpage about how to arrange your housing:
http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/housingoff.html

Undergraduate Students Who Plan to Live On Campus
You will want to read important guidance on our webpage about how to arrange your housing:
http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/housingund.html.

All freshman students must live on-campus.
If you plan to live on-campus in a residence hall (dormitory) you need to pay your housing deposit and reserve your room before you arrive at Binghamton University.
For more information, contact
reslife@binghamton.edu

Undergraduate Students Who Plan to Live Off-Campus:
If you are an undergraduate student who plans to live off-campus you will want to visit the Binghamton, NY area before Orientation to arrange your apartment. You will want to read important guidance on our webpage about how to arrange your housing: http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/new-students/housingoff.html

Be sure to read all email messages you receive from the International Student and Scholar Services Office at Binghamton University! In December and January we will be sending you a series of important emails to help you prepare for your travel and arrival at Binghamton University. Be sure to check your email frequently and read all messages from isss@binghamton.edu, our office email account. Let us know if you have any questions! We all look forward to meeting you at International Student Orientation!

Fall 2012 International Student Orientation: International students who have been admitted for the Fall 2012 semester are expected to arrive at the University no later than Monday, August 27, 2012 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 26, 2012 and Dual Diploma students from Turkey will need to arrive by Saturday, August 25, 2012. Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

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Last Updated: 1/5/12