Binghamton's Residential Life program offers a variety of living styles and options, including traditional corridor-style rooms, suites, and apartments. We also offer special living options such as Chemical-Free and Break Housing.
Newing College is a corridor-style community featuring semi-private gender-specific bathrooms assigned to and shared by every three rooms.
College-in-the-Woods residence hall floors vary, but generally have eight double rooms and two suites per floor. On any given floor, the double rooms will be either male or female, with the suites housing the opposite gender. Residents living in double rooms share a common bathroom (with individual showers), and students in suite-style rooms share a suite bathroom and common lounge.
The all-new Dickinson Community offers two, three of four bedroom "flats" that share a bathroom.
Suite Communities: Hinman College, Mountainview College, and (some) College-in-the-Woods
A suite is like an apartment, housing four to six students and consisting of two or three bedrooms, a lounge, and a bathroom with a stall shower.
Suites within College-in-the-Woods are limited and consist of two or three-bedroom suites. The two-bedroom suites consist of:
1) the resident assistant (RA) suite with one single bedroom for the RA and one double bedroom for freshmen; and
2) the five-person suite with one double bedroom and one designed triple bedroom. A three-bedroom suite, which houses six individuals in three double bedrooms, is also available.
A typical floor in CIW may consist of eight double rooms and two suites. On any given floor, the double rooms will house one gender and the suites will be the opposite gender.
Hinman College consists of four- and six-person suites. The two-bedroom suites house four students, and the three-bedroom suites house six students, all in double rooms. In thirty of the suites throughout Hinman, one of the bedrooms is occupied by the resident assistant as a single. These suites are reserved for freshmen. All floors in Hinman are co-ed, with male and female suites located on each corridor.
Mountainvew College consists of four- and six-person suites, all in double rooms. The two-bedroom suites house four students, and the three-bedroom suites house six students, all in double rooms. All floors in Mountainview are co-ed by floor.
College is a time when you are faced with many decisions. You are dealing with academic and career concerns, issues related to sexuality, and pressures to use alcohol and other drugs. Many times others are involved in influencing your decisions. Especially with regard to alcohol and other drugs, the pressure can be very strong. Some expect that alcohol, in particular, will be a part of college life. Binghamton is one of the many colleges and universities across the country that is now offering you the option of living in chemical-free housing.
Chemical-free housing is defined as a living environment where all residents and their guests agree to keep their living area free from substances at all times. Substances are defined to include alcohol; cigarettes, other tobacco products, and other smoking materials; and all illicit drugs. If you are interested in living in chemical-free housing, you should complete the Chemical-free Housing Application and Agreement and return it along with your completed Housing Preference Form.
Break housing refers to halls that remain open during all break times in the academic year when traditional halls close. It is a desirable option for international students, students planning to take classes during winter session, athletes who have events during break, and any student who lives too far to travel for a 4-day closing (e.g. Thanksgiving). New students must indicate this request when they submit their housing preference form. Please note that space in break housing is extremely limited and we may be unable to accommodate all requests for this option. It is currently available in Mohawk Hall (College-in-the-Woods), Windham Hall (Mountainview), Lehman Hall (Hinman) and Bingham Hall (Newing), as well as to residents of our apartment communities (Hillside and Susquehanna). New students who will require break housing should be sure to indicate their preference when they request housing. Please note that break housing is extremely limited and that we may be unable to accommodate all requests for this option. Students not assigned to break housing but who plan to stay in the area during break periods will need to make arrangements for off-campus accommodations.
Students who want the convenience of on-campus living without sacrificing the independence and privacy of apartment dwelling will find the advantages of both combined in our apartment community.
Both the Hillside and Susquehanna apartment complexes are open for all recesses during the academic year. Susquehanna Community is open during the summer for those residing in the community during the academic year. Housing in Hillside is available for students attending summer school. There is an additional fee for summer housing. Whenever possible, you will be housed during the summer in the apartment assigned to you for the fall semester.
In addition to the resident assistants, student affairs professional staff are associated with the apartment communities. Each community has its own on-site community director. An assistant director of the apartment communities has overall administrative responsibilities for both of the apartment communities.
Each apartment community has a council composed of students and staff members with officers and representatives elected by residents of the area.
Residents of Hillside and the Susquehanna Community are not required to contract for a meal program, but they may opt to do so from the University's dining services vendor.