Fall Open House Agenda

Sunday, Oct. 21



Note: Times and locations are subject to change. Additional programs to be added in the coming days.

9:15 – 10 a.m. | Anderson Center, Osterhout Concert Theater

Put together a day that's right for you and get ready for a memorable day at Binghamton University.


Information sessions will run every 15 minutes from 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Exact times and locations will be printed on the agenda you receive at check-in.

Get an overview of why Binghamton should be at the top of your list! Hear from admissions staff and current students why Binghamton is a premier public university.


Hear from Admissions staff, the Transfer Student Services office as well as a student panel.

10:15 - 11 a.m. | University Union, Room 108 

11 a.m. - noon| Board bus to tour the Apartment Communities


10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Gather by the University Union West clock tower and choose from three tour options:

General campus tour – See our state-of-the-art learning facilities, Hinman residence community plus other campus highlights. (Length: 1 hour)

Science Complex tour – See the new labs in Science 2, science classrooms and the Science Complex (including a visit to the four-climate greenhouse). View the Science Library and take a seat in the Science Lecture Hall. (Length: 45 minutes)

Fine and performing arts tour – Tour the Binghamton University Art Museum, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts and the Music Department (Length: 30 minutes)

Residential life showcase (on your own), from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Throughout the day, stop by the residential communities of Dickinson Community, Newing College, Mountainview and Hinman College, where a tour guide and student ambassador will explain the highlights/traditions of the community and showcase a room. See one or see them all – it's your choice! And, while you're visiting, be sure to grab lunch in one of the dining halls!


Harpur College students explore the natural world, human societies and creative expression. With over 130 academic programs, Harpur students have the opportunity to tailor their education to their interests and goals. The intellectual tools and abilities that Harpur students acquire allow for an understanding of the world, as well as the skills needed for success in graduate and professional school, a rewarding career and meaningful social involvement. 

Harpur dean's welcome
12-15 – 12:30 p.m. | University Union, Mandela Room

Dean Elizabeth Chilton highlights what makes Harpur College a wonderful place to live and learn.

Meet the Harpur departments 
12:30– 2 p.m.|
University Union, Old Union Hall

Come introduce yourself to the faulty from across Harpur College. Learn about the many exciting possible areas of study and get all your questions answered. 

Harpur Academic Advising 
12:30 - 2 p.m. | University Union, Old Union Hall

Harpur College academic advisors and pre-health and pre-law advisors, help you explore majors and minors and plan your schedule. Stop by and ask how you can combine different areas of study, how AP courses apply toward your Binghamton degree, what courses are the best route to medical or law school, and all the ways that Harpur College can help you reach your goals.

College of Community and Public Affairs

CCPA undergraduates can major in human development (HDEV) and social work (BSW). HDEV explores issues of equity and social justice, and fosters the understanding of complex human conditions. The BSW program prepares students for generalist practice and on understanding social work values, ethics and professional behavior. Our graduates go into a diverse array of career fields and industries including human rights advocacy, social work, education, and immigration reform.

11 - 11:45 a.m. | Bus departs to the University Downtown Center (UDC) from the University Union. 

Tour UDC, meet faculty and students (refreshments served). 

Decker School of Nursing 

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Presentation in University Union, Mandela Room
Rigorous academic coursework combined with hundreds of hours of hands-on learning experience makes Decker graduates exceptional. Hear from Decker School of Nursing academic advisors and interact with a panel of current nursing students.

School of Management

11:15 a.m. –  noon | Presentation Session I in Lecture Hall 8

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. | Presentation Session II in Lecture Hall 8

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. | Dean's Reception (Chenango Room)

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Join current pharmacy students for a tour of our brand new, state-of-the-art building. Explore labs that include high-tech simulator patients, a community pharmacy with a robotic dispenser, a hospital pharmacy with a sterile room for compounding appropriate ingredients for individual patients and a community healthcare environment where students will work in a home setting and practice telehealth. Learn more about the school's Early Acceptance Program and application process. Representatives from the Pharmacy School as well as current pharmacy students will be available to answer questions.

1 p.m. | Bus departs to Health Sciences campus

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. | Pharmacy presentation

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

12:30 - 1:15 | Watson Engineering Design presentation, Lecture Hall 1

Computer science presentation

11:30 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m. |  Engineering Building, Room 110

Engineering sessions* at 1:30 – 2 p.m. and 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Biomedical engineering presentation, Lecture Hall 3 (*only one session from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Mechanical engineering presentation, Lecture Hall 7
  • Electrical and computer engineering, Lecture Hall 4
  • Industrial and systems science engineering, Lecture Hall 5 


10 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Admissions Center


10 - 10:30 a.m. and 11 - 11:30 a.m. | Career development presentation, University Union, Room 133
Join us for a brief overview of the Fleishman Center's signature programs and services and learn how students leverage their Binghamton education and experiences for career success.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Binghamton gets you places! Visit the nationally recognized Fleishman Center and speak with staff to learn about the many programs and services that prepare students for career or graduate school success.


FRI is the only one of its kind in the Northeast and just one of four in the country. FRI offers first-year students the opportunity to work alongside faculty who are tackling big-world issues -- from developing clean energy to understanding climate change, to preventing antibiotic resistance. In the process, students establish enriching professional relationships and set a course for college and career success.

11 - 11:30 a.m. | FRI presentation 

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Tour FRI labs 

  • Environmental Visualization, Science I Room G59
  • Biofilms, Science 3, Room G82

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | University Union Tillman Lobby

Chat with representatives from various campus offices — Residential Life, Campus Recreation, Binghamton University Dining Services and many more.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | University Union Room 108
Students gain critical academic and career skills by engaging in research and creative activities. Visit the Undergraduate Research Center and speak with the staff who help students find opportunities here and abroad to have life changing experiences.

10:30 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 1:30 p.m. | University Union, Room 120


The Music Department welcomes students of all majors to participate in a wide variety of ensembles and classes. Stop by for a tour of the department's offerings featuring a diverse array of talented student performers.

11:30 a.m. - noon | University Union, Room 120


11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Enjoy lunch at discounted prices in any of our residential community dining centers (Dickinson and Newing, Hinman, College-in-the-Woods and Mountainview).

Coffee, soft drinks, snacks and more available at the following kiosks:

8:30 a.m.| Dunkin' Donuts, University Union, Tillman Lobby

Noon – 6 p.m. | Jazzman's, Library Tower

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Enjoy lunch at discounted prices in any of our residential community dining centers (Dickinson and Newing, Hinman, College-in-the-Woods and Mountainview)


11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | University Union West
Show your Bearcat spirit! Visit the University Bookstore and get your green on!