Mountainview College may be Binghamton's newest community, but in just a few short years traditions as strong as any on campus have taken hold.
Yoga with the President
A new, annual, springtime tradition in which Resident Assistants hold a yoga session in Appalachian Collegiate Center, and invite Binghamton University President, Harvey Stenger to attend. Since the event's inception, 'Yoga with the President' has expanded by inviting other high-level university administrators and officials. This event provides students with the opportunity to meet and have some face time with the people that they do not often converse with or see on a daily basis.
Mountainview kicks off every year with a weekend sporting and spirit competition between the four buildings on top of the hill to find out which one has what it takes to win top of the mountain.
This is one of the newer traditions in Mountainview, but has been an instant hit nonetheless. During Family Weekend students and family members come out and take a break from their day to decorate their own cupcakes in the Appalachian Dining Hall. There are 1,000 cupcakes ready to be decorated and taken. The event is free of charge!
As spring breaks across Binghamton, thousands of yellow spotted salamanders emerge from the woods in Binghamton's nature preserve beside Mountainview and cross the connector road for the pond below. It's also the time that Mountainview residents emerge from their halls, shake off winter's doldrums and compete in a weeklong series of events to see who's the most spirited.
The Great Debate
Mountainview initiated a new tradition during Spring semester, 2012: The Great Debate. Academic RAs poll residents to determine topics of significant interest and plan a major event to inform residents about one of the topics. Faculty or other experts are invited to present information about the topic.
Annual Faculty-Student Dinner
Every spring faculty members from various departments are invited to a special dinner with Mountainview students. It serves as a great way to bridge learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Every year the Appalachian dining hall is transformed for an evening where everyone is dressed to the nines.
Mountainview Recognition Ceremony
There are many ways to celebrate your graduation from Binghamton University, including commencement ceremonies for your class and for your school, but we think that the most meaningful ceremony you can attend is ours. At the Mountainview Recognition Ceremony, your accomplishments can be trumpeted up close and personally for your family and friends to see and hear; they'll understand why Mountainview was so important to you through your years at Binghamton, and they'll certainly see why you were so important to Mountainview.