Fall Open House Agenda

Sunday, Oct. 20



9 – 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 8:45 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.

9:15-10 a.m. | Admissions Center, Room 189

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.| Board bus to tour the Apartment Communities with return service to the Lecture Hall.


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

General campus tour – See our classrooms, library, University Union and other campus highlights (Length: 45 minutes). Note: Tours in Spanish are available.

Science Complex tour – See labs, 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: 45 minutes)

Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) tour -- Buses to the ITC will run on a 20-minute loop from the Mohawk bus stop from 1- 3 p.m. 


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Visit our communities on your own, or stop by the University Union West clock tower and a student ambassador will escort you. Note: Hinman College is under construction. A description of each community is included in the agenda you'll receive upon check-in. 


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. and 1-1:15 p.m. | University Union, Mandela Room

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

Meet Harpur faculty
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.

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 and IB 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.

Harpur Edge
12:30 - 2 p.m. | Library North, Room 1105
Harpur Edge offers students high-impact learning opportunities such as externships, mentor programs, summer internships and more. Visit our office to learn more!

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.

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

11 a.m. - noon| Bus departs to the University Downtown Center (UDC) from the University Union. Tour UDC, meet faculty and students (light refreshments served).

Decker School of Nursing 

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Presentation and student panel 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

The School of Management  is the #7 best college for business majors. Our accounting and business administration majors provide a strong liberal arts foundation and the chance to get involved in professional internships, experiential learning activities, research and student organizations. 

11:15 a.m. –  noon and 12:30 - 1:15| Presentation 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, ultramodern building. Explore labs that include high-tech simulator patients, a community pharmacy with a robotic dispenser and a hospital pharmacy with a sterile room. 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. | Gather at University Union, Room 102, for bus to Health Sciences Campus

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. | Pharmacy presentation. Bus returns to campus at 2:30 p.m. 

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Watson School offers modern facilities including more than $7 million in new equipment and computer facilities. Our programs are designed to give students real-world interaction with engineering and computer science principles. Elite employers, such as IBM, Apple and Google, consistently praise our programs for producing graduates who have impressive skills and leadership qualities. 

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

Computer science presentation

11:30 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m. | Lecture Hall 1

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

  • Biomedical engineering presentation, Lecture Hall 9
  • Mechanical engineering presentation, Lecture Hall 7
  • Electrical and computer engineering, Lecture Hall 4
  • Industrial and systems science engineering, Lecture Hall 5 


9 a.m. - 3:30 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.


First-year Research Immesion (FRI) program

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, Lecture Hall 9

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

  • Environmental Visualization with Drones, Science I Room G59
  • Microbial Biofilms in Human Health,  Science 3, Room G82

Source Project presentation
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | University Union, Room 108
The Source Project is for students interested in conducting research in the humanities and social sciences. Students produce original research and learn how to communicate the relevance of what they've found.

Undergraduate Research opportunities
Learn how undergraduate students gain critical acadcemic and career skills by engaging in research and creative activities through the External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center.

Research open house
1 - 1:30 p.m. | University Union, Room 260
Speak with the staff who help students find research opportunities here and abroad to have life-changing experiences. 

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 (BUDS) and many more.

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


11 a.m. – Enjoy lunch at residential pricing in any of our residential community dining centers (Dickinson and Newing, College-in-the-Woods and Mountainview). Or, dine at one of a dozen retail restaurants in our MarketPlace (University Union).

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

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

9 a.m.| Keep and eye out for our Starbucks truck as it travels around campus!

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


10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | University Union West
Show your Bearcat spirit! Visit the University Bookstore and get your green on!