Welcome Weekend 2013

Schedule of events

 LOOK FOR 2014 SCHEDULE COMING THIS AUGUST.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

8:00am - 4:00pm: Pick up your Parking Pass

  • Where: Binghamton University Event's Center Main Concourse

9:00am - 11:30am: 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

9:00am - 5:00pm: Get Your Student ID

  • Be sure to bring picture ID with you
  • Where: Student Wing 109

9:30am - 3:30pm: Open a Bank Account

  • Set up a bank account with M&T Bank for your use as a student.
  • Where: University Union West 325 (New University Union 3rd Floor)

12:00pm - 2:30pm: Check-In for New Students on the Odd Numbered Floors

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

1:30pm - 4:30pm: FitSpace Memberships on Sale

  • The East Gym will be open to purchase your Fitspace membership. Rec Center opens for activity on Friday.
  • Where: Binghamton University East Gym

3:00pm - 4:15pm: 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: See your area for location

3:00pm - 4:00pm: 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

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Building-Wide Meetings

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

4:00pm - 5:00pm: New Student Apartment Social (Susquehanna and Hillside Community only)

  • This is your opportunity to get to know and meet your fellow apartment neighbors! Meet the staff who will be working with you throughout the year: Community Director (CD), Assistant Community Directors (ACD) and Resident Assistants (RA).
  • Where: See your area schedule for location

5:00pm - 7:30pm: FREE Pizza - Freshmen Special!

  • Special for Freshmen and Transfer Students: Stop by Chabad Cafe for a FREE slice of pizza and a drink.
  • Where: Chabad Cafe

5:00pm - 5:30pm: Area-Wide Meetings

  • It's your welcome to the community! Meet your Assistant Director and Faculty Master, learn about your college/community traditions and find out what makes your new home rock!
  • Where: See your area schedule for location

5:45pm: Head Down to New Student Convocation & New Student Picnic

  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

6:00pm - 7:00pm: New Student Convocation

  • Receive your official welcome to the Binghamton University family. Hear from Binghamton University staff, and this year's keynote speaker Rose Barre '06 and MA '08; premium sales consultant with the New York Yankees.
  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

6:00pm - 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

7:00pm - 8:00pm: New Student Picnic

  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner provided by Sodexo Dining Services with your friends and fellow students from other residential communities.
  • Come sign the Class of 2017 Banner, receive your free Class of 2017 T-shirt and meet alumni-sponsored by your Binghamton University Alumni Association.
  • Where: Binghamton University Events Center

9:00pm: Fast & Furious 6 movie

  • Vin Diesel, Paul Walker & Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast in a high-stakes adventure!
  • Where: Mountainview Dining Hall

9:00pm: The Great Gatsby movie

  • 1922 was an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Follow Nick Carraway as he delves into the world of the super-rich through the exploits of his mysterious party-giving millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
  • Where: Newing C-4

Back to Top


Friday, August 23, 2013

Please see the Registrar's website for specific times: Course Registration

8:00am - 4:00pm: Pick up your Parking Pass

  • Where: Binghamton University Event's Center Main Concourse

9:00am - 10:00pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • No membership required for FitSpace or group fitness classes.
  • Must have Binghamton University ID card.
  • Where: East Gym

9:00am - 12:00pm: Harpur Academic Advising Satellite Hours for New Freshmen

  • Where: Academic B Ground Floor 13A

9:00am - 12:00pm: Harpur Academic Advising Satellite Hours for New Transfer Students

  • Where: Academic B Ground Floor 18

9:00am - 5:00pm: Get Your Student ID

  • Be sure to bring picture ID with you
  • Where: Student Wing 109

9:30am - 3:30pm: Open a Bank Account

  • Set up a bank account with M&t Bank for your use as a student.
  • Where: University Union West 325 (New University Union 3rd Floor)

10:00am - 11:30am: Harpur Academic Advising Orientation Redux

  • This session is intended for those students who could not attend Orientation over the summer.
  • Where: TBA

1:00pm - 5:30pm: Heart Safe Campus CPR Training

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

1:00pm - 4:00pm: Harpur Academic Advising Satellite Hours for New Freshmen

  • Where: Academic B Ground Floor 13A

1:00pm - 4:00pm: Harpur Academic Advising Satellite Hours for New Transfer Students

  • Where: Academic B Ground Floor 18

1:00pm & 2:00pm: Tour of the Glenn G. Bartle Library

  • Check out the Information Commons. Find out where the books are before you absolutely need them. Learn about the Library's online resources and library services. Tours begin at 1pm and 2pm and leave from the Circulation Desk.
  • Where: Glenn G. Bartle Library

1:00pm & 2:00pm: Tour of the Science Library

  • Quick scanner, maps, and large format printing, oh my! Find out where the science books are before you absolutely need them and learn about the Library's online resources and library services. Tours begin at 1pm and 2pm and leave from the Information Services Desk.
  • Where: Science Library

3:45pm - 6:00pm: Emerging Leaders Kick Off Meeting

  • For students participating in the Emerging Leaders Program.
  • Meet the students, faculty, staff members and peer mentors for their knowledge community, and discuss program plans for the semester.
  • Where: Appalachian 111 (1st floor of Mountainview Dining Hall, near the cafe) Note:  this is a location and time change due to President Obama's Town Hall meeting.

6:00pm - 12:30am: Munchies

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

6:00pm - 2:00am: 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

6:30pm: Welcome Shabbat Dinner!

  • Munchies and Drinks
  • At 7:00pm join us for services followed by Shabbat dinner.
  • Where: Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life

9:00pm - 2:00am: Late Nite Binghamton

  • Check out 18-hole glow golf, laser tag, video gaming and more!
  • Where: University Union

Back to Top


Saturday, August 24, 2013

9:00am - 8:00pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • No membership required for FitSpace or group fitness classes.
  • Must have Binghamton University ID card.
  • Where: East Gym

12:00pm: Shabbat Lunch

  • Join us for a full Shabbat lunch!
  • Where: Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life

1:00pm - 5:00pm: 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. Stick around for the Shindig at the Fountain! 
  • Where: University "Spine"

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

  • Stop by anytime to get a quick training on CPR! Support Binghamton in it's effort to become one of the nation's first Heart Safe campuses! 
  • Where: University Old Union Hall

5:00pm- 8:00pm: 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" 

6:00pm - 12:30am: Munchies

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

6:00pm - 2:00am: 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

9:00pm - 2:00am: Late Night Binghamton

  • Enjoy various FREE activities and giveaways!
  • Where: University Union

Back to Top


Sunday, August 25, 2013

9:00am - 10:00pm: Recreation Center at the East Gym Open

  • No membership required for FitSpace or group fitness classes
  • Must have Binghamton University ID card.
  • Where: East Gym

11:30am: Freshmen/Transfer Bagel Brunch

  • Enjoy bagels, shmears, pancakes, omelettes and more!
  • Great ice-breaking games, tie-dye your new Chabad t-shirt.
  • Great opportunity to meet friends and enjoy FREE food.
  • Where: Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Rec Fest

  • Take part in the Biggest Day of Play! Check out our 38 club sports, participate in the canoe wars, climbing wall or one of many interactive game opportunities. Watch the mens and womens Rugby teams play. Learn how to play Disc Golf on our new 18-hole course. Live DJ, free food samples and giveaways. Enter raffle for a chance to win a free membership, gift cards or mountain bike. 
  • Where: Recreation Center at the East Gym

6:00pm - 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

7:00pm: CIW, Dickinson, Hinman & Newing Floor Meeting with Your RA

  • This is a mandatory floor meeting where your RA will ensure we have an accurate record of who has checked onto your floor! Meet the people who you are in closest contact with - your floormates!
  • Where: See your RA for location

8:00pm: Mountainview College Floor Meeting with Your RA

  • This is a mandatory floor meeting where your RA will ensure we have an accurate record of who has checked onto your floor! Meet the people who you are in closest contact with - your floormates!
  • Where: See your RA for location

8:00pm - 10:00pm: Apartment House Meetings (Hillside & Susquehanna)

  • Come meet your neighbors and find out what it means to be a member of our community!
  • Where: See your RA for location 

Back To Top


Don't forget to check out your individual

residential communities schedule of events!

Last Updated: 4/22/14