Homecoming: Schedule

Homecoming

FRIDAY-SUNDAY SEPT. 27-29

  

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY  

***Homecoming events are free of charge unless indicated otherwise.***

  

PARKING see map: The parking garage gates will be open starting at 4 p.m., Friday. If you arrive earlier, park in the garage or another paid area. Gates will remain open all day Saturday.

Parking Lot T (behind the Alumni Center) will be available for Alumni Center parking Friday and Saturday. Spaces are limited in Lot T.

Free parking is available across campus all weekend starting 4 p.m., Friday, until 7 a.m., Monday, in any non-metered/non-reserved parking space on campus with the exception of the visitor paid lot. Overnight parking must be in a designated 24/7 lot.


ALL WEEKEND LONG

Homecoming Weekend Check-In
Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
Friday 3-7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Alumni Center should be your first stop when you arrive on campus. This is an impressive space where history is kept alive and new memories are made. Relax in our fireplace lounge, flip through your class yearbook and see memorabilia from when you were a student. You will also receive a Binghamton University T-shirt to help spread BingPride. We will also have some keepsakes to commemorate the conclusion of our successful EXCELERATE campaign. Be sure to check in!

University Bookstore
University Union West
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rec Center Open
East Gym

Friday 5:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Alumni and family members 18 and older must pre-register for Homecoming to exercise at the East Gym Recreation Center. Prepare for your visit by reviewing Campus Recreation's policies and procedures. Gym access is at no additional cost to alumni and family members 18 and older. 


FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
History Department Tent Party
Peace Quad
The History Department is hosting a relaxed outdoor gathering to celebrate fall semester and Homecoming. You are welcome to stop by at any time. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to catching up with you!

Noon - 4 p.m.
Fall 2024 Exhibitions at the Binghamton University Art Museum
Homelands: Contemporary Haudenosaunee Art Across New York
Fine Arts Building

Homelands: Contemporary Haudenosaunee Art Across New York unites multigenerational Haudenosaunee artists and knowledge holders who center their historical relationship and reciprocity to the land, air, and waters across New York state. Working through diverse practices including photography, painting, sculpture, basketry, beadwork and documentary, the landscape is not a backdrop, but integral to Haudenosaunee culture and lived experience, which is woven into the work. The exhibition serves as a visual form of Indigenous knowledge sharing. It reclaims space and history through art, inviting visitors to reconnect with the land beneath their feet. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to the museum's website

4-6 p.m.
Fleishman Career Center 10th Year Celebration
University Union, Room 133
The Fleishman Career Center is excited to celebrate a decade of impact! Find out what we've been up to over the 10-year period, mingle with current student staff and professional staff, and cheers to our next 10 years! Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

4:30-6 p.m.
Harpur Healthcare Alumni Panel: "Grey's Anatomy vs. Reality" 
University Union, Room 108
Alumni working in healthcare share their academic, professional and personal experiences with students interested in careers in the medical profession. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with alumni.

5 p.m.
Campus Tour
Departing from the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
See what's new and cool on campus, as well as the places where you made memories. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

5:30-7 p.m.
Alumni in Media Panel Discussion and Networking Mixer
Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Dickinson Fireplace Lounge
This event is open to alumni working in broadcasting, print media and related fields, as well as students interested in pursuing careers in media. Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting the content we create and consume, and has even greater potential to do so in the future. Alumni and faculty speakers will discuss how AI is affecting writers, editors and social media managers. In addition, panelists will cover legal and business considerations as well as what AI means for those pursuing media careers. An open networking session will follow the panel discussion. Alumni and students of any class year and major are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

Our speakers will be: Carlos Gershenson, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor at Binghamton University; Dirk Klingner '90, enterprise strategy and planning at Consumer Reports; and Glenn Moss '75, external general counsel for Globecast America

6 p.m.
Chabad Services
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Register online for this event.

6:07 p.m. 
Women's Volleyball vs. UAlbany
Events Center
Admission to this event is free. 

7-10 p.m.
Binghamton Block Party
Washington Street, Downtown Binghamton 
Kick off Homecoming with a huge celebration of Bearcat spirit! We'll take over Gorgeous Washington Street for three hours of food, music and catching up with friends. The cost of $10/person will cover food, drinks and a Binghamton swag item. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

7:30 p.m.
Hall of Fame Welcome Reception 
Events Center, TAU Bearcat Club Room
The cost to attend is $40/person for the general public and $15 for kids ages 15 and under. The fee covers this event as well as the induction brunch on Saturday morning. Register online for this event.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

9 a.m. (race-day registration opens at 7:45 a.m.)
Fourth Annual Wenzel Memorial 5K
West Gym
This event, in memory of Gregg Wenzel ’91, will consist of a 5K run/walk around campus. The 5K is open to all. Wenzel was a triathlete and former student-athlete at Binghamton who competed on the men’s varsity swimming and diving team. He was killed in a car accident in July 2003 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was working as a CIA director of operations. Race check-in and on-site registration will take place at the West Gym. The run/walk will start and end in front of the Gregg Wenzel Memorial statue on Bearcat Boulevard. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in separate age categories. Race-day registration at the West Gym will start at 7:45 a.m. The entry fee is $10 for students and $20 for all others. Entrants must be 13 years or older. Race registration will open soon; please use the Homecoming registration form to indicate your interest in the 5K. We will contact you when race registration opens.

9 a.m. - Noon
School of Management Pickleball Playday
Campus Rec Tennis Courts
Join the School of Management's dean, faculty, staff and students to learn and participate in the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. -- Pickleball. Open to all alumni, indoor and outdoor courts have been reserved for us. Play on the "fun and family-friendly" side where no experience is necessary. We'll provide a short lesson to help you learn how to play and hit the ball properly (no equipment needed). Or, you can play on the "competitive" side with a tournament-style elimination to earn the winning team the annual SOM paddle trophy. No partner is needed -- you can be paired on the day of the event with other alumni, students and/or university personnel. Spectators are also welcome to sit back, relax and cheer on friends and family. We will have healthy and delicious snacks. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

9-11:30 a.m.
First-Year Research Immersion (FRI) Donuts for a Decade 
Science 2, Room 257
Get ready to celebrate a decade of FRI excellence at "Donuts for a Decade"! We're throwing it back and celebrating 10 years of FRI awesomeness. Join us to enjoy some coffee and donuts while taking guided tours of newly renovated labs. Reconnect with the FRI community and witness firsthand the remarkable progress we've made. Tour FRI Labs with current students/peer mentors and discuss current research: Biofilms (Science 2, Room 344), Drug Discovery (Science 2, Room 444), and refreshments and networking in the FRI office (S2, 257). Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

9:30 a.m.
28th Annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Breakfast  
Events Center
The cost to attend is $40/person for the general public and $15 for kids ages 15 and under. The fee covers this event as well as the reception on Friday night. Register online for this event.

9:30 a.m.
Chabad Shacharit morning services followed by lunch at noon
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Register online for this event.

10-11:30 a.m.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) Homecoming Alumni/Student Brunch 
96 Corliss Ave., Johnson City
Calling all SOPPS and Binghamton alumni in the pharmacy profession! Join your peers, other Binghamton alumni and our students for brunch. There will be brief remarks from our dean and student leaders, and plenty of opportunities for networking with current students. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

10 a.m.
Campus Tour 
Departing from the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
See what's new and cool on campus, as well as the places where you made memories. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

10 a.m.
Nature Preserve Tour
Top of Lot M
Fall can be one of the best times of year to tour one of Binghamton University's greatest treasures. Led by Natural History students and Friends of the Nature Preserve.

10-11:30 a.m. 
Decker College Homecoming Brunch
Health Sciences Building, Rooms 101 and 102
48 Corliss Ave., Johnson City
Decker students, faculty, staff, alumni and families are invited to join us for the second annual Homecoming Brunch! The event will bring together accomplished Decker alumni, and pay special tribute to this year's Decker Alumni Achievement Award recipients, as well as sponsors and recipients of Decker's Assessment Kit Sponsorship Program. The cost is $15/person; $5 for Decker students; and free for achievement award recipients and a guest, full assessment kit donors from the last year and a guest, and assessment kit recipients. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

10 a.m.-Noon
Volunteer Project with the Center for Civic Engagement 
Nature Preserve
The Center for Civic Engagement has partnered with the Nature Preserve for an alumni volunteer project. Volunteers will remove invasive plant species, debris and trash from the Nature Preserve and surrounding areas. Help make a positive impact on the campus environment. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Work gloves will also be needed. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

10 a.m.-Noon
Caffeine Connections with the Watson Dean 
Hinman Dining Hall, 3rd floor (right above Starbucks)
Start your Homecoming weekend with a special gathering designed to celebrate our alumni community and introduce our new dean, Atul Kelkar. Enjoy complimentary Starbucks drinks and breakfast bites while reconnecting with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

10:15-11 a.m.
Admissions: Future Bearcats Information Session
University Union, Room 108

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sigma Gamma Rho Empowerment Brunch 
Old Champlain Hall Atrium
The Lambda Zeta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., is hosting a Women's Empowerment Brunch themed "Walking Into My Destiny" to encourage and uplift young women on campus and in the Binghamton community. Enjoy breakfast and collect gems of knowledge from some of our sorors in various career fields and stages of life. All are welcome. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

11:30 a.m. - noon 
Tour of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
96 Corliss Ave., Johnson City
Visit our state-of-the-art building completed in 2018 to explore a learning environment in pharmacy sciences and pharmacy practice at the top of its field. Advance registration is required. If you are participating in the SOPPS Alumni/Student Brunch, you will still need to register to add on this activity.

Noon-2 p.m.
Special Collections Open House 
Bartle Library North, Room 2320
Take a look back in time and visit the Libraries' Special Collections to view the latest two exhibits on display. One exhibit will showcase holdings on resistance and liberation, and the other will feature student publications from the University Archives.

Noon - 4 p.m.
Fall 2024 Exhibitions at the Binghamton University Art Museum
Homelands: Contemporary Haudenosaunee Art Across New York

Fine Arts Building
Homelands: Contemporary Haudenosaunee Art Across New York unites multigenerational Haudenosaunee artists and knowledge holders who center their historical relationship and reciprocity to the land, air and waters across New York state. Working through diverse practices including photography, painting, sculpture, basketry, beadwork and documentary, the landscape is not a backdrop, but integral to Haudenosaunee culture and lived experience, which is woven into the work. The exhibition serves as a visual form of Indigenous knowledge sharing. It reclaims space and history through art, inviting visitors to reconnect with the land beneath their feet. History graduate student Rachel Pasternack will be a tour leader for this session. Alumni who are interested in connecting (or reconnecting) with history faculty and students are encouraged to attend this session specifically. For more information, go to the museum's website. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

1 p.m.
Campus Tour 
Departing from the Alumni Center (Old O'Connor Hall)
See what's new and cool on campus, as well as the places where you made memories. Wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

1 p.m.
Nature Preserve Tour
Top of Lot M
Fall can be one of the best times of year to tour one of Binghamton University's greatest treasures. Led by Natural History students and Friends of the Nature Preserve.

1-3 p.m.
Newing by the Lake 
Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Back Patio
Newing College welcomes residents and fellows to join us for this event. What's a fellow? If you've ever lived, worked or were actively involved in Newing College, you are a fellow! Share your Newing stories, photos and memorabilia to be compiled and shared for years to come. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

1-3 p.m.
Hinman Alumni Hangout 
Hinman Success Center
Join current and former Hinman residents to reminisce about your experiences in Hinman, and learn about new and exciting updates that we have made in the past years. Remember, Hinman is home!

1 p.m.
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Le Moyne 
Patricia A Saunders Aquatic Center, West Gym
Admission to this event is free. At 12:40 p.m., there will be a ceremony to present 2024 America East championship rings to members of the men's team.

1:30-3 p.m.
TIER Talks 
Meet the Producers

Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center (C4) Multipurpose Room
TIER Talks: Talks That Inspire, Educate and Resonate is a showcase for Binghamton alumni who are dynamic speakers on hot topics. This event will feature alumni who are making a name for themselves in show business through leadership roles in national-level productions. Our speakers will be Marc Dworkin '00, executive producer for The Thundermans on Nickelodeon; Emily Gandolfo '14, producer for Morning Joe on MSNBC; Brandon Gardner '05, co-creator of In the Know on Peacock; and Sara Molinari '13, MS '14, segment producer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

1:30-3 p.m.
Open House at the Newman House
400 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal 

1:40 p.m.
Chabad Mincha Service 
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life 
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Register online for this event.

2-3 p.m.
Handmade Animation with 16mm Film 
Lecture Hall Basement, Room B-89
Participants will draw shapes and lines directly on a 16mm filmstrip to create a short abstract animation. The workshop will include a brief lecture about the 16mm film medium/format and direct animation techniques, as well as a screening of short films from the collection of the cinema department's media library. This event will conclude with a screening of the animations created by the participants through a 16mm film projector.

3-6 p.m.
Fall Festival 
Events Center Parking Lot 
This is the biggest event of Homecoming weekend! Wear Binghamton green and be ready to party with more than 1,000 alumni, students and friends. Food will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own beverages (kegs and glass bottles will not be permitted). Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

4 p.m.
Newman House Mass 
St. Vincent De Paul/Blessed Sacrament Parish Church
465 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal

6:07 p.m.
Men's Soccer Game vs. UMBC 
Bearcats Sports Complex
There's no charge for admission to the soccer match. We want to pack the Bearcats Sports Complex for Homecoming weekend!

6:30 p.m.
Chabad Seuda Shlishit
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life 
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Register online for this event.

7-9 p.m.
BU Scholars Gathering 
The Belmar Pub & Grill
95 Main St., Binghamton
Join us for a happy hour exclusively for Binghamton University Scholars alumni and their families! Reconnect with fellow Scholars, share memories and create new ones in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We look forward to catching up! Please note, this event is specifically for Binghamton University Scholars and does not include PwC Scholars or Watson Scholars. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

7-9 p.m.
A Decade on Tap: First-Year Research Immersion (FRI) Alumni Reunion
Factory by Beer Tree
511 Reynolds Rd. (north end of the Oakdale Commons), Johnson City
We'll raise our glasses to commemorate 10 incredible years of FRI! This special event is your chance to reconnect with fellow alumni and dive into the remarkable journey of FRI's growth and achievements. Savor craft beer, indulge in delectable bites, and reminisce about the memories that have shaped our community over the past decade. We'll also be presenting alumni awards to recognize outstanding contributions and achievements within the FRI community. The cost to attend is $10/person for adults and for kids ages 10 and older.  There is no charge for children under the age of 10. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

7-10 p.m.
Sigma Gamma Rho 35th & National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Mixer 
University Union, Old Union Hall and Mandela Room
Join us to celebrate 35 lethal years of the Lambda Zeta chapter! We have an exciting NPHC mixer designed to bring together members of the Divine Nine. This gathering is the perfect opportunity to network, build camaraderie and celebrate the rich heritage and community spirit of our historically Black fraternities and sororities. The cost to attend is $20/person for alumni and $10/person for students. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

7:30 p.m.
Chabad Maariv services followed by Havdallah
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life 
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Register online for this event.

7:30-9:30 p.m.
20:1 Programs 20th Anniversary Celebration 
Lost Dog Cafe & Lounge, 222 Water St., Binghamton
20:1 is turning 20! In 2004, the 20:1 Program was one of the original sexual assault prevention programs for college students in the U.S. And you were part of it! You were part of a movement that created cultural change. You supported victims and changed lives. You challenged the societal dialogue that made it unsafe for victims to report and allowed predators to get away with their crimes. You made a difference and continue to do so. Now it is time to celebrate our achievements! The cost to attend is $20/person for alumni and $15/person for students. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

8:30 p.m.
Hinman Fireworks Watch Party 
Hinman Dining Center rooftop terrace
Mingle with current students. Complimentary beverages and snacks will be available. 

9 p.m.
Fireworks 
Saturday's activities at the University will close with a fireworks display that will light the skies above campus in a dazzling array of colors. To commemorate the close of our EXCELERATE campaign, we may mix in some Binghamton-themed fireworks.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 29

9:30 a.m.
Chabad Shacharit Morning Service
Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life 
420 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal
Register online for this event.

11 a.m.
Jewish Indie Record Labels and the Accidental Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Science 1, Room 149
Jonathan Karp, associate professor of history and Judaic studies, will share some of his current research on "Jewish Indie Record Labels and the Accidental Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” A reception with refreshments will follow. All are welcome.

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mary E. Mahoney Nursing Support Group: 8th Annual Homecoming Alumni Brunch
University Union West, Room 324
This brunch allows for current and prospective nursing students to network with Decker alumni while gaining insight on their experiences during and after nursing school. Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

12:45-2 p.m.
Sigma Gamma Rho: Meet the Poodles 
Old Champlain Hall Atrium
Wrap up the weekend with the ladies of the Lambda Zeta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., to mingle and socialize with current sorors and other interested women. Through a plethora of team-building games, introduction to the sorority, and a Q&A section, we hope to foster a greater sense of community among all women attending. Let's end Homecoming on a high note with sisterhood and smiles! Register online for this event by Sunday, Sept. 22.

1 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. New Hampshire
Bearcats Sports Complex
There's no charge for admission to the soccer match. We want to pack the Bearcats Sports Complex for Homecoming weekend!

5 p.m.
Newman House Mass
400 Murray Hill Rd., Vestal

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