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All graduate students and graduate exchange students need to register for International Student Orientation:

Register for International Student Orientation
Are Family or Friends Travelling With You?
Meals during Orientation
Parking On-Campus

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The link above will take you to the on-line VZ Orientation Registration form. 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, click on the text box, “BU Brain Log In”, you will need your BU user id and password to access your B number.
We suggest you print out this page so you have it for reference while you register for Orientation.

Your parents or guests are welcome to attend the first day of Orientation with you. You do not need to register them online. Upon your arrival at Check In, your guests will receive a program for the day and they 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.

At this link you will find a complete list of hotels serving the Binghamton area:


The student cost of attending the Welcome Dinner is included in the New Student Fee. To eat on campus during International Student Orientation or during the semester graduate students can pay cash or purchase a Meal Ticket plan from Sodexo Dining Services. The Meal Plan can be used both during Orientation and during the Spring 2013 semester. For more information on Dining Services on-campus and the cost for a Meal Plan visit the Dining Services website:

If family members or guests are attending the first day of Orientation with you, you can arrange a ticket to the Welcome Dinner for each of them. The ticket to the Welcome Dinner will cost $20.00 for each guest.

To arrange a Welcome Dinner ticket for each of your guests, you need to email Karen Keefe-Guzikowski, Associate Director at the ISSS, at by Thursday, January 17, 2013 and tell her how many guests you will be bringing to the Welcome Dinner. Payment for a guest’s Welcome Dinner ticket will be made at the Welcome Dinner.

If you are driving to campus, you will need to follow Binghamton University's parking policies. On the first day of Orientation we will provide you with a parking pass if you let Karen Keefe-Guzikowski (Associate Director at the ISSS), know by Thursday, January 17, that you will need a parking pass for Wednesday, January 23, 2013. You can send an email to Karen Keefe-Guzikowski at

To park on-campus after Wednesday, January 23, 2013 you will need to make arrangements with Parking Services located on the ground floor of the Couper Administration Building.

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

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Last Updated: 1/7/13