All graduate students live off campus, and the Binghamton area is a safe, friendly and affordable suburban community in New York state’s Southern Tier easily accessible and close to major cities.

  • 3 hours from NYC and Philadelphia
  • 5 hours from Washington, D.C., and Boston


Both Binghamton University and the city of Binghamton are committed to providing a safe environment for all students and citizens in our community. On campus, we have a fully accredited law enforcement agency that work closely with local police departments as well. Complete details about campus safety initiatives can be found on the campus safety website.

Things to Do in Binghamton

The campus is nestled in picturesque rolling hills just minutes from downtown Binghamton. Two convenient bus systems are available to take students to a variety of locations at no cost with student ID:

  • Grab a bite to eat at our local restaurants and cafes, and enjoy events such as Binghamton's Restaurant Week, a bi-annual event featuring fixed menus at a lower price.
  • Watch the Binghamton Rumble Ponies baseball team or enjoy a hockey game in one of the city's professional sports venues.
  • Check out the many ways to stay active outdoors in the surrounding local and state parks.
  • Attend the LUMA Projection Arts Festival, which is the country's premier projection mapping festival and attended by more than 40,000 people each fall. Using powerful projectors and 3D animation, you’ll be amazed as enormous structures are transformed as if by magic.
  • Walk around the First Friday art walk which highlights art in local shops, galleries and restaurants.