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  • Students must initiate the medical withdrawal process by communicating with the Dean of Student’s CARE Team or by completing the University Electronic Withdrawal form by no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, the last day of classes. A semester medical withdrawal can be initiated for physical or psychological concerns. Mere absence from class or failure to register does not constitute due notice of withdrawal. All students who request a medical withdrawal are required to meet with a case manager.

    To learn more about the medical withdrawal process, visit

    The electronic withdrawal form students must complete can be found at the link below.
    For questions, contact the Dean of Students CARE Team at 607-777-2804 or dos@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Dean of Students CARE Team or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cZB8dxozlN4u1v

  • The New York State Department of Health has announced that the influenza activity level is categorized as geographically widespread in the state. The Decker Student Health Services (DSHSC) is also seeing many students who are testing positive for this infection, which is unusual for this early in the flu season. It's not too late to get a flu shot, thus significantly reducing your chance of contracting influenza or its complications.

    The campus community is urged to get a flu shot as soon as possible. While supplies last, flu shots are available to students at the DSHSC and are free of charge. Students may schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot at health services by following these instructions:
    • Sign in to the student health patient portal at the link below using your Binghamton University username and password
    • Go to the “Appts” tab.
    • Select the clinic “Influenza Vaccine Clinic.”
    • Choose the appointment reason “Influenza Vaccine Appointment.”

    These appointments are in person, and check-in occurs at the testing window OUTSIDE THE HEALTH SERVICES BUILDING and down the stairs to the far end of the parking lot (southeast end of the building). The vaccines will be given inside the building, so wear a mask.

    More Info

    Contact Chris Downey or visit https://binghamton.medicatconnect.com/

  • Campus Mail Services asks students to stop by CMS and pick up package/s before leaving campus for the winter break. CMS cannot hold items over the winter break. Anything left at the close of business on Friday, Dec. 16 will be returned to the sender. Window hours are 11 a.m. until 3:50 p.m, Monday through Friday. Bring your Binghamton University ID. Also, empty out your Binghamton University mailbox before the winter break.

    More Info

    Contact Campus Mail

  • Students are invited to apply for the Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program, which provides financial support for students entering the one-year, Saturdays-only, Manhattan-based graduate program focused in improving healthcare. This one-year program is designed to provide individuals with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge and skills for modeling, analyzing and/or designing healthcare delivery systems and processes.

    Find details at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Erin Hornbeck or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/ssie/undergraduate/manhattanscholarship.html

  • Come de-stress with fun events, food and activities as you prepare for finals. Coordinated by the Dean of Students office, our December version is now through 16. Don’t miss Dean and Donuts, Res Life Pet-a-Pooch, Cram Jam, Late Nite fun and lots more! Check our calendar of events for details.

    And check the #StudyBing webpage at https://www.binghamton.edu/offices/success/success-coaching/resources/studybing.html for study locations, hours and study tips.

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Blackman or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/dean-of-students/programs-services/stressfreebing.html

  • To continue the ongoing improvement of Wi-Fi quality on campus, we need your feedback. Let us know, via this quick form at https://bit.ly/wi-fi-form of Wi-Fi issues you may have experienced on campus recently. After completing the quick feedback form, you are a third of the way to being entered into the raffle to win Binghamton University apparel, a Binghamton University Dining Services gift card, or an Amazon gift card!

    All you need to do next is configure or re-configure your device:

    • Run JoinNow at https://cloud.securew2.com/public/54174/eduroam/ and follow the prompts to ensure your device is configured and can connect to eduroam properly.
    • Follow @binghamtonits on Instagram and Twitter

    For helpful info, review our Wi-Fi eduroam blog, eduroam: Wi-Fi Facts and FAQs, at the link below. Email spalmer@binghamton.edu with any questions. Winners will be announced via social media @BinghamtonITS after winter break.

    More Info

    Contact Help Desk at 607-777-6420 or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/its/blog/wi-fi.html

  • TAPS reminds everyone that, even during snowfall, vehicles are prohibited from parking in commuter lots between midnight and 5 a.m. In addition, the Visitor's Paid Lot, Lot LT and Lot J1 must be empty between 5 and 7 a.m. if the green light is on. These rules are in place for snow removal purposes.

    Vehicles parked in commuter lots during these times will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. If you need to leave your car on campus overnight, there are 24-hour “R” lots available for parking. See the parking map for 24-hour “R” lot locations.

    More Info

    Contact TAPS or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/maps/pdfs/campus_map.pdf

  • Career Development

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification training will start Tuesday, Dec. 20, and end Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. This is a four-week, self-paced course. You will earn a Green Belt certification if you successfully complete the course and the credentials are included in the registration fee. Learn how to achieve process and operational excellence in this course which emphasizes why the implementation of Lean Six Sigma is vital to continuous improvements in today's competitive world. For those who need to refresh their probability and statistics knowledge before starting the Green Belt course can add a six-hour statistics refresher. Instructor is Mohammad Khasawneh.
    Find details and registration information at the link below.

    For more info, contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Astrid Stromhaug or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/watson/continuing-education/lean-six-sigma/greenbelt.html

  • The University Bookstore is now accepting applications for positions for the winter break and the spring semester. You can apply online at the link below under location: NY,Binghamton. Include a copy of your schedule of classes with your application.

    More Info

    Contact Stacey Manchester or visit http://www.bncollegejobs.com

  • NYC Connect: Networking Night will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, W. 53rd St., New York, NY 10019

    All students are welcome! You do not need to attend an Employer Trek to attend Networking Night!

    Register in hireBING at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Colleen S McAvoy or visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1142373

  • General

  • The Speaking Center supports student development and success in public speaking and oral presentation preparation and delivery, providing quality peer-to-peer consulting to all Binghamton University students seeking oral presentation assistance and critique. Schedule an appointment with us today at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Leticia Fabene or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/services/speaking-center/index.html

  • Using transit is easy! OCCT and BC Transit provide free transportation around the community, with the scan of your University ID.

    Now, you will automatically be entered into monthly drawings for prizes (Binghamton University T-shirts or your choice of TAPS swag) every time you scan your ID to ride transit. A grand-prize winner, randomly selected from the most frequent riders at the end of each semester, will also win AirPods! The more you ride, the more chances to win!

    OCCT and BC Transit provide reliable service with almost 900,000 rides last year and over 14,500 unique riders from the combined 62 daily routes!

    To find out more on how we roll, visit the Transportation and Parking Services website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact TAPS or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/services/transportation-and-parking/buses-and-shuttles/use-transit.html

  • Get help with any aspect of your writing by working with one of our friendly, qualified Writing Center peer tutors! In-person appointments available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Friday; online appointments available after 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Sign up for up to two appointments per week today at the link below!

    More Info

    Contact Wendy Stewart or visit https://binghamton.mywconline.com

  • Help create a festive season for everyone! Let's help the community by giving back and supporting Windsor Central Schools' toy drive. Gifts can be dropped off at the Center for Civic Engagement in UU-137 until Friday, Dec. 9. Recommended gifts include:
    • Lego sets/blocks
    • Craft kits/art sets
    • Learning games
    • Board games
    • STEM kits
    • Dolls
    • Superheroes/action figures
    • Personal care sets
    • Sports equipment

    More Info

    Contact Sara Hall

  • Join us for 5 p.m. Mass every Sunday at the Newman House, the only Catholic church at Binghamton University, located right down the pathway behind Newing College.

    More Info

    Contact Kristina Stenstrom

  • Rental books are due by Friday, Dec. 16 to the Binghamton Bookstore.

    You can return them in person or at our contactless drop-off table outside our first floor entrance. To mail them back, go to the link below. You can ship multiple rental orders in one box with one label no matter the weight.

    More Info

    Contact Binghamton Bookstore or visit http://www.tinyurl.com/BURentalLabel

  • The Graduate Academic Writing Consultants are here to help any Binghamton graduate student with writing a paper, a conference presentation, a dissertation chapter or any academic writing task. We can help with developing ideas, organizing paragraphs or sections and developing transitions between them, structuring an argument, learning documentation standards, proper citation, proof-reading and copy edits, and grammar. (The consultants will not write content for you.)

    Learn more and sign up for an appointment at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Andreas Pape or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/writing-help.html

  • The Graduate Academic Coding and Statistical Consultants are here to help any Binghamton graduate student with any academic computational or statistical project. We can help with tasks like learning a new programming language, finding appropriate computational tools, study design, sample size determination, data analysis and appropriate tests, interpretation of results, help with statistical computing programs, learning data cleaning and management, learning to collect social media data or starting with sentiment analysis. (The consultants will not assist with homework, write code, or clean data for you.)

    Learn more and sign up for an appointment at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Andreas Pape or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/grad-school/resources/coding-help.html

  • Health and Wellness

  • SEEK (Support, Empathy, Empowerment, Kindness) is the University’s student-run helpline and is open from 7-10 p.m. every night the campus residence halls are open. We strive to provide a safe, empathetic environment for Binghamton students to talk about anything that may be on their minds. All call handlers are anonymous, trained in various topics (including stress, grief, break-ups, or sudden life changes), and always eager and happy to help.

    Phone: 607-777-4357
    Instagram: @seekbing

    More Info

    Contact Daniel Shulman

  • The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention Services recognizes the need to support students who are living a substance-free lifestyle or who are sober curious. The Campus Recovery Support Group (CRSG) is a weekly meeting for Binghamton students who are living in recovery — or seeking recovery — from substance use disorders. CRSG meets in person and offers a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for students to share their recovery experiences, find mutual support and encouragement, and learn about the resources available to them on their recovery journey. For more information, email busober@bingamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Campus Recovery Support Group or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/hpps/atod/busober.html

  • Research

  • The campus community is invited to the Earth Justice (ENVI 481/SUST 581) student research showcase from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in UU-206. Come and learn about Vape waste, Fast Fashion at Binghamton University, Demography of Superfund sites, Gentrification and more! The projects will be exhibited in diverse formats including short documentaries, posters, story maps and interactive maps.

    *Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

    More Info

    Contact Divya Gupta

  • You are eligible to answer our anonymous survey at the link below if you meet the following criteria: Your current age is 18+ years.

    This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. No identifying information will be collected, and your answers will be kept anonymous.

    This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0epfz2KMr6D4Ilg

  • Fill out our 10-15 minute survey found at the link below with questions about health behaviors, mental health, substance use and eating patterns.

    You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:
    • You are an undergraduate student living on-campus at Binghamton University
    • You are between the ages of 18 and 26 years.

    No identifying information will be collected, and your answers will be kept anonymous.

    This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ZZfpqlQF4dtoWi

  • You are eligible to answer our anonymous survey at the link below if you meet the following criteria: Your current age is 18+ years.

    This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. No identifying information will be collected, and your answers will be kept anonymous. This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board.

    Contact FRI Public Health PI Jodi Dowthwaite with questions.

    More Info

    Contact Jodi Dowthwaite or visit https://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KaXPN0C3R9TYhw

  • We are looking for participants in research on visual perception. Payment is $15 per hour, with sessions usually taking one hour.
    Participation involves performing computer-based tasks that resemble simple videogames while we record eye movements and brainwaves. Participants must be between 18-35 years of age, must have normal visual acuity (no glasses) and must have normal color vision.

    If you are interested in participating, email gasplab@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Travis Talcott

  • Faculty, staff, students and postdocs are invited to participate in the seventh-annual Art of Science competition, organized by the Office of Research Advancement. Share the beauty of science through photographs and images that describe some aspect of research captured visually. Entries will be judged in two categories: The World Around Us, featuring images in which the subject is visible to the naked eye; and Visualizing the Unseen, for images captured with the use of optics that extend beyond what the eye can see, such as microscopes and telescopes, or models of scientific phenomena or processes or interpretations of scientific information. Selected entries will be exhibited on campus, online and in print. This year’s top prize is a new iPad. Entries are due Feb. 27. For details, email Martha Terry. Enter at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Martha Terry or visit https://forms.gle/uLsh5oAmcgAt2aoM9

  • Speakers and Lectures

  • Richard Levy, associate professor at the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, will speak on Melting Ice and Rising Seas – Connecting Antarctic Ice Sheet Earth Science Research to the people of Aotearoa, New Zealand from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in LH-9.

    Uncertainty regarding Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) response to a warming climate remains a major scientific challenge, yet reducing this uncertainty is key to improving sea level projections that we use to adapt to climate change. Efforts that aim to reduce this uncertainty have been a focus of Antarctic research within the Antarctic community over the past decade. Our geological community has worked hard to obtain and decipher sedimentological records from the Antarctic margin to provide insight into the sensitivity of ice sheets to past climate change. Data gleaned from these archives of previous episodes of environmental change are being used to develop and test numerical ice sheet models that are then used to project future response of the AIS within the IPCC Assessment Report 6.

    In this presentation, I will highlight some our communities recent ice dynamics research and show how we have connected these Antarctic studies to people in New Zealand via the NZ SeaRise Programme – Te tai pari o Aotearoa. NZ SeaRise has established local sea level projections every 2-km along New Zealand’s ~19,000 km-long coastline to include new ice sheet model projections and estimates of vertical land motion. Vertical land motion (VLM) can either exacerbate or reduce sea level changes with impacts varying significantly along a coastline. Determining the rate, pattern, and variability of VLM near coasts leads to a direct improvement of location specific relative sea level estimates. Our new location specific projections allow us to better evaluate the impact of sea level rise on our coastal environments and communities so that we may adapt to inevitable change.

    More Info

    Contact Molly Patterson

  • Volunteer

  • Do you have a passion for community service? Are you interested in developing skills to take action on issues you care about? The Center for Civic Engagement is seeking applicants for Leaders in Engagement, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD), which promotes deeper engagement between students and the local community, and supports students in developing the knowledge and skills to succeed as current and future community leaders. Through participation in workshops, reflection and placements in local nonprofit organizations, students in the LEAD program will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance civic change and serve as valuable members of their community.

    To apply:
    Complete the LEAD Google Form application on the Center for Civic Engagement website at the link below by Feb. 5, 2023.

    Additional information:
    Students can learn more about the LEAD Program on the Center for Civic Engagement website. We will also hold two information sessions at the beginning of the spring semester. The dates and times of the sessions are to be determined.

    Questions may be directed to Melinda Thomas.

    More Info

    Contact Melinda Thomas or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/cce/impactbing/lead.html