Hinman College

Welcome Weekend 2015

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 27, 2015

8am - 11am: Check-In for New Students on Ground/Even Numbered Floors

  • Students who live on the ground/even numbered floors of their building will move in during this designated time.
  • Where: Residential Communities

11am - 7pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • Come check out FitSpace and group fitness classes. No membership required opening weekend. Must have University ID card. Memberships on sale.
  • Where: East Gym

11:30am - 2:30pm: Check-In for New Students on Odd Numbered Floors

  • Students who live on the odd numbered floors of their building will move in during this designated time.
  • Where: Residential Communities

3pm - 4pm: Parent/Guardian/Family Welcome to the Community

  • It's time to say good-bye to your student and start (or continue) your life as the parent/guardian of a college student. Come meet the Assistant Director and Faculty Master of your student's residential community and learn what to expect in this next step.
  • Where: Hinman Lower Dining Hall

3pm - 4pm: Floor Meetings

  • You've met your RA and your roommate, now's your chance to meet the rest of the people living on your floor!
  • Where: See your RA for location

4pm: Building/Area-Wide Meetings

  • Come to the main lounge and meet your building staff and neighbors!
  • Where: See your area schedule for location

4pm - 5:30pm: Binghamton Parent and Family Reception

  • Parents, guardians and other family members are invited to a light reception. Relieve some stress of the big move-in day with a chair massage or light snack. Everyone will walk away with a small Binghamton giveaway, and some will win a Binghamton "swag" bag! President Stenger will offer welcoming remarks at 4:30pm.
  • Where: Old Union Hall

4:45pm - 5:15pm: Whale-Come to Hinman

  • Join us on the hill between Roosevelt and Smith Halls for the traditional big welcome! Here's your first chance to meet your community leaders: The Assistant Director, Faculty Master, Resident Directors, Assistant Residential Coordinators and Hinman College Council Executive Board.
  • Where: Hinman Hill 

5:30pm: New Student Welcome Picnic

  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner provided by Sodexo Dining Services with your friends and fellow students from other residential communities.
  • Receive your free Class of 2019 T-shirt sponsored by the Binghamton University Alumni Association.
  • Where: Peace Quad

9pm: Drive-In Movies

  • Looking for a little fun? Why not sit back and enjoy the outdoor movie experience while making some new friends? Movies will begin at 9pm (or as soon as it gets dark) in the co-rec fields- Mad Max at Mountainview and Pitch Perfect 2 at Newing.
  • Where: Mountainview and Newing Quads

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Friday, August 28, 2015

10am - Noon: University Wide Academic College Events

  • College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA): Faculty from the Human Development Department will discuss their research emphasizing value added to the academic and professional field. Lunch to follow.
    • Location: University Downtown Center Room 220A/B
  • Decker School of Nursing: Undergraduate research opportunities at the Decker School of Nursing: Why, what, how & who.
    • Join us for a session with the dean and faculty on why you may want to be involved in research as an undergraduate as well as what areas are being studied. We will also talk about how you go about seeking those opportunities and who you might consider work with as an undergraduate.

    • Location: Academic B Room 347

  • Harpur College of Arts and Sciences: All the departments and programs are here to welcome you today! Come say hello or ask questions about classes or different fields of study. The Academic Advising Office is also available to answer specific questions about your classes and requirements.
  • School of Management: SOM Dean's Challenge & Networking Event
    • This is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to network with SOM student leaders, faculty and classmates!
    • Location: AA G08

11am - 6pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick, 15 minute, training on CPR and cardiac arrest! Participate and receive a free souvenir drinking cup and enter for a chance to win a variety of gift cards from local restaurants. Support the 3rd annual HEARTSafe event and our efforts to maintain our "HEARTSafe Campus" accreditation. Hosted by Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall

11am - 7pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • Where: East Gym

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Hinman Transfer Student Social

  • Join us and get to know Hinman from a transfer student's perspective! Meet Hinman staff members and other transfer students. Afterwards, we will walk to the University Transfer Social together!
  • Where: Roosevelt Hall Main Lounge

1:30pm - 6:00pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick training in CPR! Support Binghamton in its effort to become one of the nation's first Heart Safe campuses!
  • Where: CIW Commons

2pm - 4pm: Transfer Student Social

  • Come meet other transfer students while enjoying free refreshments! It's open to both new and returning students and is a great opportunity to make friends on campus. All are welcome, so feel free to bring your roommate or friends!
  • Where: CIW Commons

5pm - 7pm: Hinman's Magic

  • Come to Hinman's involvement fair featuring food, games and an opportunity to meet the local student-run groups and purchase Hinman apparel from the Hinman College Council! Don't forget your student ID!
  • Where: Hinman Quad

6pm: Women's Soccer vs. Canisius

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

6pm - Midnight: Munchies

  • Grad some snacks or rent a dvd for the night!
  • Where: University Union

6pm - Midnight: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool!
  • Where: University Union

7pm - 11pm: Shindig at the Fountain

  • Come out and enjoy the shindig - featuring food, rides and a concert brought to you by the Student Association.
  • Where: University "Spine"

8pm - 1am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Check out Late Nite - we'll have free food, Avengers: Age of Ultron, a concert by Luke Metzler and much more!
  • Where: University Union

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

9am - 8pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • Come check out FitSpace and group fitness classes. No membership required opening weekend. Must have University ID card. Memberships on sale.
  • Where: East Gym

10am - 6pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick, 15 minute, training on CPR and cardiac arrest! Participate and receive a free souvenir drinking cup and enter for a chance to win a variety of gift cards from local restaurants. Support the 3rd annual HEARTSafe event and our efforts to maintain our "HEARTSafe Campus" accreditation. Hosted by Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service
  • Where: University Union Old Union Hall & Mandela Room

11am - 4pm: University Fest

  • Come celebrate the beginning of the academic year with the entire campus community at University Fest! There will be 200 student organizations tabling, vendors galore, music, food and water rides.
  • Where: Peace Quad

1pm: Women's Soccer vs. Lehigh

  • Where: Bearcat Sports Complex

6pm - Midnight: Munchies

  • Grab some snacks or rent a dvd for the night!
  • Where: University Union

6pm - 1am: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool!
  • Where: University Union

8pm - 10pm: Hinman's Party at Emerald City

  • Come out and meet people at Hinman's block party! Enjoy music, dancing, games, karaoke and more!
  • Where: Hinman Quad 
8pm - 1am: Late Night Binghamton
  • Enjoy bumper cars in the Mandela Room, customized tech gear (phone, tablet & laptop cases), team trivia with over $300 in prizes in the Undergrounds.
  • Where: University Union

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

9am - 8pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • Come check out FitSpace and group fitness classes. No membership required opening weekend. Must have University ID card. Memberships on sale.
  • Where: East Gym

1pm - 5pm: Rec Fest

  • Take part in the Biggest Day of Play! Check out our 39 club sports, the "Club House", participate in the climbing wall, obstacle course, or one of many interactive game opportunities. Try out the zip line as we open the new Ropes Challenge Course in the woods! Play Disc Golf on our 18-hole course or try your hand at Bubble Soccer. Join us for the grand opening of the new Recreational Turf Field!
  • Live DJ, free food samples and giveaways. Enter raffle for a chance to win a free membership, FitBit, gift cards and other prizes! Make sure you come dressed and ready to play! Complete details available at play.binghamton.edu.
  • Where: Recreation Center at the East Gym

3pm - 5pm: Hinman's Field Day

  • Come join us outside for fun-filled camp-style games! Three-legged races, kickball, KanJam and more! Additionally, you will have the opportunity to join seasoned Co-Rec players in a quick intro and pick-up game for touch football! Co-Rec football is one of our biggest campus traditions and it was founded right here in Hinman!
  • Lastly, the Welcome Back Crew will lead a tour of Hinman College and campus. See your mailbox, the HInman Success Center, and the Hinman College Office. Best yet, each tour is personalized to show you where your classes are located, so make sure to bring your schedule! Tours leave from the Hinman Garden at 3:30pm, 3:45pm, 4pm and 4:15pm.
  • Where: Hinman Quad

6pm - 10:30pm: Bowling & Billiards

  • We have a bowling alley and billiards on campus! Come down and rent shoes, play a game or shoot some pool!
  • Where: University Union

7pm: Hinman Floor Meetings

  • RA's will lead these meetings. The purpose of this floor meeting is to join both new and returning students together to establish floor policies and to get to know each other. This meeting is mandatory for all students, both new and returning.
  • Where: Floor lounges

7:30pm: Hinman Ice Cream Socials

  • Directly following floor meetings, there will be an ice cream social in the main lobby of each Hinman building. Faculty Fellows and Student Fellows will be available to answer any questions you may have.
  • Where: Main lounges

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Be sure to check out the main schedule of events page for a complete listing of events!


Last Updated: 8/26/15