Student-Alumni Events: Sponsor Information

New York City CONNECT (formerly known as Binghamton in the City) and Networking Night (formerly known as Metro Connections Night)

How far is our reach?

Approximately 50,000 alumni and 18,000 students.

What is it?

Metro New York is the epicenter of our alumni network and the source of nearly 50 percent of Binghamton University's student population. This creates a multitude of opportunities to engage alumni who are among our most loyal supporters in programs that further the career and professional development of our current students. Each January during winter recess, we offer New York City CONNECT, a week of career discovery and networking events. Our alumni are eager to share their Binghamton stories and offer advice, and the students are able to explore career fields and employers while making valuable connections.

Networking Night is the capstone event of the week at which more than 700 students, parents, alumni and campus partners gather and connect. Students gain resources to develop professionally and make connections by speaking with alumni working in the city. More than 50 alumni-hosted employer site visits are offered along with academic courses, alumni shadowing experiences and networking events.

How will your brand be exposed to our audience?

  • Printed collateral with sponsor logo
  • 83,000 impressions in Binghamton University Magazine
  • Online promotions with sponsor logo
  • 170,000 impressions through two issues of Alumni Connect e-newsletter
  • 8,500 visits annually to the New York City CONNECT website
  • In-person exposure
  • Tabling opportunities for promotional or sampling at Networking Night

Your investment to participate
Exclusive Presenting Sponsor: $5,000

Custom sponsorship opportunities available upon request.


Cheers to Commencement: President's Champagne Sendoff

How far is our reach?

Approximately 4,500 students.

What is it?

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, Campus Activities and the Office of the President, we host a champagne toast each May for approximately 500 graduating undergraduate and graduate students. At this event, students can get professional photos taken for free at the berm, enjoy food from local restaurants and a champagne toast with President Harvey Stenger. After they are "toasted" by University President Harvey Stenger students may keep their commemorative champagne glass. 

How will your brand be exposed to our audience?

  • Printed collateral with sponsor logo
  • 200 impressions in fliers displayed around campus
  • 500 impressions on day of program
  • Signage at event
  • Online promotions with sponsor logo
  • 51,000 impressions through three email invitations to students
  • In-person exposure
  • Tabling opportunity for promotional or sampling at event

Your Investment to Participate
Exclusive Presenting Sponsor: $2,500

Custom sponsorship opportunities available upon request.


Alumni Career Connections (formerly Cool Connections, Hot Alumni)

How far is our reach?

Approximately 18,000 current students.

What is it?

This student-alumni speaker series is a unique and innovative program which connects Binghamton University students with successful alumni either face-to-face on campus or via videoconferencing technology.

Launched in the spring 2011 semester, this award-winning program allows students to make a connection with Binghamton University alumni from trending or interesting fields. These events provide an opportunity for alumni, regardless of where they live and work, to speak with students and answer questions about their Binghamton experience and their transition to their present career. 

Each student-alumni event is an intimate experience limited to 30-50 students and is held in the Alumni Center Lounge. If the speaker participates virtually, the Alumni Center Lounge is equipped with Polycom videoconferencing software as well as large screens and sound capabilities for students to see, hear and interact with the alumni speaker and vice versa. If the event is in-person, the room provides a comfortable space for easy conversation.

How will your brand be exposed to our audience?

  • Printed collateral
  • Company logo on 50 flyers printed per event (about 30 events per academic year); seen by 18,000 students
  • Online promotions with sponsor logo
  • Company logo with link on our website with 1,500 visits annually
  • Company logo with link on email invitation to about 1,000 students per event
  • Follow up email sent to 30-50 students per event
  • Company name mentioned in Pipe Dream follow-up articles from 15 events
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor at 30 events

Your Investment to Participate
Exclusive Presenting Sponsor: $10,000

This includes all of the opportunities listed above.

If you're interested in sponsoring our student-alumni events, contact Tenley Halaquist, assistant director of alumni engagement, at thalaqui@binghamton.edu.