Must Knows

Getting around

Transfer students may purchase parking permits online (first-year resident students are not allowed to have vehicles). For more information, including costs, go to

  • University (blue buses) and city buses are free to Binghamton University students with a University ID. For complete details about bus transportation, including route maps and schedules, visit the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) website
  • Rent a bike for two hours a day for free through Gotcha Bike.
  • Escape and the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center offer easy ways to travel home on weekends and breaks.
  • The University's partnership with 511NY Rideshare makes finding carpools simple.


Binghamton's financial institution on campus is Visions Credit Union.


BUC$  is an optional service where money can be placed on your Student ID, turning it into a debit card for certain University services. There are no service fees, no activation fees and the money rolls over from semester to semester.

Chosen-name policy

 A chosen name can be an important part of a person’s identity, and the University recognizes that students may want to use a name that is different from their legal name. 
The University's Chosen-name Policy allows students to indicate their chosen first names to the University community.

Move-in Days

Move-in Days and Welcome Program for new students is Aug. 18-20.

Residential Life will send more detailed information to students via their Binghamton University email address over the summer.

Textbooks and more...

Books and Binghamton outfitting The University Bookstore offers textbook rental on a number of titles to save students money. To buy or rent your books and get your Binghamton University sweatshirt, supplies and more, visit the Binghamton University bookstore.

Go wireless

Binghamton University provides wired and wireless Internet access to students, faculty, and staff. Detailed instructions for various operating systems and devices are available on the Information Technology Services web page.

The ITS Help Desk and Rescons (student computer consultants)  are available to help students connect to the Internet on campus. 

The Help Desk is located on the first floor lobby of the Technology Hub. Check their website at for weekday operating hours.

Safety is our priority

  • Sexual assault prevention: All Binghamton students are expected to complete a mandatory training about sexual assault prevention to educate themselves on this important issue facing college students.
  • Emergency Management
    • Emergency text messaging − Sign up to get emergency alerts from the University via text message. 
    • Emergency notification − The University offers at least 10 different ways it communicates during an emergency. Learn more >
  • Campus Safety Initiatives
    • Residence hall safety − All residence hall doors are locked on a 24-hour basis, requiring key-card access.
    • From midnight until 5 a.m., all gates except the main entrance to campus are closed to vehicular traffic. Vehicles admitted to campus during this time must display a current University parking decal or the occupants of the vehicle must be hosted by a member of the University community.
  • Decker Student Health Services Center
    • The Decker Student Health Services Center provides Binghamton University students with primary care of acute illness and injury, health education, women's health services (including birth control), travel medicine, immunizations, HIV testing, psychiatric consultation and laboratory services. All services are confidential and many services are covered by the mandatory University Health Fee.
  • Harpur's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Squad
    • Fully trained and equipped Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance agency
    • Fully certified by the Department of Health to operate in New York State, the same as all other transporting ambulance agencies in New York.
    • No charge for use of ambulance services
    • Learn more at Harpur's Ferry website

The University is required by The Clery Act to notify applicants of the availability of its  Annual Security and Fire Report  which contains three years of crime and fire statistics for the campus as well as safety and security policy statements. You may request a paper copy of the report by contacting the Human Resources Office at 607-777-2187.