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  • The majority of students are eligible for a booster at this time. Eligible residential students will not be allowed to move in until they can show proof of a booster. Off-campus students must upload proof of a booster to the Decker student health portal at the link below.

    All students who completed the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination series on or before Aug. 20, 2021, or the J&J vaccine on or before Nov. 20, 2021, are required to have a booster as of Jan. 20.
    Criteria for booster compliance is as follows:
    • J&J (any date) vaccination with J&J/Pfizer/Moderna booster shot given more than two months later = compliant
    • Pfizer or Moderna vaccination with J&J/Pfizer/Moderna booster shot given more than five months later = compliant

    In addition, the University is using current CDC guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/faq.html that state that individuals with known COVID-19 infection are eligible to get their booster after recovery from the acute illness, if symptoms were present, and when criteria to discontinue isolation has been met. Binghamton University considers acute symptoms to include fever/chills, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion/runny nose, shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and diarrhea.

    Therefore, students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will not be eligible to receive a booster at a New York state-run vaccination site until 10 days after their diagnosis; if this takes them beyond the Jan. 20 deadline, they will have 30 days after this date to get the booster.

    The following reasons WILL NOT be accepted for avoiding getting a vaccine/booster:
    • having had COVID with the past 90 days
    • having a blood test that is positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
    • "long-haul" COVID-19
    • persistent headache
    • persistent muscle/joint aches
    • persistent fatigue
    • inability to taste
    • inability to smell

    More Info

    Contact Do not reply or visit https://binghamton.medicatconnect.com/home.aspx

  • Administrative

  • Dear Students,

    We’re excited to be welcoming you back to campus for the start of the spring semester. Even with the cresting wave of the Omicron variant, we are positive we can still have a productive in-person semester.

    To have a successful move-in, it is important that you arrive at your scheduled move-in/testing time and only arrive at that time. If you show up outside of your scheduled time slot, you will not be able to move in.

    Students are required to have a booster shot by Jan. 20. If you are not yet eligible to receive a booster by that date, you must receive your booster within 30 days of when you become eligible, based on when you received your second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, or your single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination. Eligibility is five months after completing the Pfizer or Moderna series and two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    In addition, there are specific actions you can take right now to help smooth the move-in process and start of the semester for everyone:

    For residential students:

    • Cooperate with your scheduled move-in time and the instructions you will receive from the Office of Residential Life. The website at https://www.binghamton.edu/residential-life/moveinsp2022.html will help you with the move-in day process.
    • Bring clear proof of your booster with you to check-in (vaccination card, photo of vaccination card or Excelsior Pass). The proof needs to let the reviewer confirm your name, the type of vaccine you received and that it was a booster dose.
    • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of moving in, you are exempt from testing but must submit proof of such status at check-in and complete the check-in process. Even if you have tested positive in the past 90 days, you still must be boosted in accordance to the above timeline.

    For off-campus students:

    • Upload the proof of a booster to the Decker student health portal at https://binghamton.medicatconnect.com/home.aspx now.
    • Take a PCR, antigen or home antigen test 72 hours prior to starting your classes. You will receive an email message on Jan. 21 with the link to an attestation form to attest that you have completed a negative test. You must complete the form before your arrival on campus. You must find a test off campus. The University’s Surveillance Testing Center cannot accommodate off-campus students during the residential student move-in. The website at https://www.gobroomecounty.com/hd/coronavirus can help you find a test site near you.

    On-campus booster clinics:

    The University is holding booster clinics for students who are not able to secure the booster shot prior to arriving to campus. A limited number of Pfizer and Moderna boosters are available on an appointment-only basis. The appointments will be scheduled through a separate portal. It is unlikely that we will be able to offer enough boosters for every student who wants one.

    Residential students who are able to sign up for a booster appointment at the on-campus clinic will need to schedule a move-in date/time that corresponds with their booster appointment. Students who attempt to sign up for a move-in time that corresponds with their booster shot time but are unable to should email reslife@binghamton.edu a copy of their booster appointment confirmation.

    Boosters will be offered at the on-campus booster clinics in UU-111 at the following dates/times:

    For residential students:
    • Thursday Jan. 20 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Register at https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1423250
    • Friday Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Register at https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1423250
    • Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Register at https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1445749

    For off-campus students:
    • Monday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Register at https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1445791

    We know that there are many moving parts to our move-in process and to enabling all students to begin classes on Jan. 25. If you have a question, ask us at spring2022@binghamton.edu. Please be sure to check our website at https://www.binghamton.edu/covid-guidance/?ref=homepage regularly for any changes.

    Sincerely,
    Harvey G. Stenger
    President

    More Info

    Contact Spring 2022

  • In this first episode of the Faculty Focus series, William Eggleston — an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences — discusses the stigmas associated with opioid use disorder and its impacts on the opioid crisis. Eggleston also talks about the poisonous and medicinal plant garden he helped develop in the E.W. Heier Teaching and Research Greenhouses. The goal of the garden is to teach students about the many poisonous and medicinal plants that grow around us and how to identify them. Watch the video at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Greg Schuter or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nglQFw4aiQ&t=119s

  • OCCT will begin full service for the spring semester Tuesday, Jan. 25. A limited Welcome Back service will run Sunday, Jan. 23 through Monday Jan. 24. For the full OCCT spring schedule and the Welcome Back service schedule, visit the OCCT website at the link below or download the free ETA SPOT app for real-time bus tracking information.

    BC Transit will continue to provide service to campus. For more information on particular routes and BC Transit schedules, visit the BC Transit website at gobroomecounty.com/transit/routes or download the free DoubleMap app for real-time bus tracking information.

    Binghamton University offers students, faculty and staff access to OCCT and BC Transit buses at no cost by scanning their Binghamton University ID. Passengers are required to wear a mask when riding both BC Transit and OCCT buses.

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.occtransport.org/

  • In support of our campus community, the College-in-the-Woods (CIW) Dining Hall will be converted entirely to preparing meals for students in isolation housing until further notice. The three remaining dining halls (C-4, Appalachian and Hinman) will look forward to serving you. For a full list of available dining operations, visit the Binghamton University Dining Services website at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Auxiliary Services or visit https://binghamton-preview.sodexomyway.com/dining-near-me/hours

  • Athletics and Recreation

  • The Recreation Center at the East Gym will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 23. The building will reopen from noon–11:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24. No memberships will be needed to access FitSpace on Jan. 24 for all current students with a valid BingU ID card.

    Normal semester hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 25. A fitness membership will be needed to access FitSpace starting Tuesday. Follow the link below to purchase your membership online.

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Cowden or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/memberships/index.html

  • Career Development

  • New Student Programs is now accepting applications to join our 2022 Orientation Advisor staff! See the link below for more information on this exciting summer job. The OA application is live on B-Engaged and is due by Sunday, Jan. 30. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to welcome our newest Bearcats and give back to the campus community!

    More Info

    Contact Alyssa Cohen or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/new-student-programs/staff/selection.html

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare certification training starts Wednesday, Jan. 26 and ends Wednesday, March 30. This unique, healthcare-based Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training program at Green Belt level will cover continuous process improvement in healthcare, introductions to Lean, Six Sigma, LSS in healthcare and the DMAIC improvement cycle that is the core tool to drive LSS projects. Participants are exposed to spreadsheet-based statistics for Six Sigma, simulation for LSS and case studies/projects. This training is open to students, alumni, members of industry, non-profit and government agencies. Instructor is Mohammad Khasawneh.
     
    Find details and registration information at the link below.

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

    More Info

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

  • General

  • Semester parking permits are available for purchase online at the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) portal at the link below. To log in, you will need your Binghamton University login ID. If you purchased a permit for the academic year, no further action is required.

    First-time permit buyer? You must first register your vehicle online with the University. If you are a returning customer, log in, follow the step-by-step instructions and confirm that your vehicle information is up to date.

    TAPS utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR), which eliminates the need for parking decals. LPR is a plate-recognition technology that virtually associates Binghamton University parking permits to a license plate without a decal or hangtag. Once a virtual permit is purchased online, a confirmation will be emailed and the permit is active. Vehicle information can be updated from your online account at any time.

    Information on alternative transportation options such as buses, bike share and carpooling can be found on the TAPS website at binghamton.edu/transportation-and-parking.

    More Info

    Contact Meghan Schofield or visit https://binghamton.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal

  • It’s true! Course Reserves is a library service dedicated to obtaining as many course materials as possible -- everything from your English class novels to pricey organic chemistry texts.

    How can you tell if your books are available at Reserves? On the first day of classes, log into the Course Reserves tool at http://reserves.binghamton.edu/ with your Binghamton University login to see which items you can access online or check out from the library. Physical reserves are typically loaned for two hours at a time.

    Don’t see your material on Reserve? Submit a request through our Student Reserve Request Form at https://binghamton.libwizard.com/f/reserverequest

    More Info

    Contact Course Reserves or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/libraries/services/reader-services/reserves/students/index.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 Meghan Schofield or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/maps/pdfs/campus_map.pdf

  • Health and Wellness

  • Are you struggling with mental health? Binghamton University has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to provide HYPE-on-Campus (Helping Youth on the Path to Employment), a paid research study (up to $250 per student) to better understand how to help undergraduate students with mental health conditions stay in school and do well. Interested? Determine your eligibility by completing the survey at the link below. Learn more by contacting study organizers at HYPE@umassmed.edu or 508-450-6819 (text or call). The deadline for submission is Feb. 1.

    More Info

    Contact Cindy Blackman or visit http://www.Tiny.cc/HYPEatBU

  • Research

  • If you are a university student aged 18+, then you are eligible
    to answer an anonymous survey about COVID-19 experiences and mental health. The study should take less than 15 minutes, and your answers will be kept anonymous. No personal identifying information will be collected. This study has been approved by the Binghamton University Institutional Review Board. Find the survey at the link below. For more information, contact Devin Link.

    More Info

    Contact Devin Link or visit http://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lc8RyZsEcHGrZ4

  • Students are invited to participate in the sixth-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 pair of AirPods. Entries are due March 4. For details and to enter, visit the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Martha Terry or visit https://research.binghamton.edu/events/researchdays/artofscience.php

  • Our team believes that college should feel like walking into a chocolate factory; a place that inspires feelings of wonder, discovery and excitement. The overall goal of this project is to help create a vision for college that encourages the formation of these feelings in students. We’re hoping that your responses can help us get there!

    You are eligible to answer our short (~6 minute) survey at the link below if you are currently aged 18 years old or older. Your response to the survey will be de-identified during data analysis, meaning that any personal identifiers will be removed.

    If you choose to participate, you can enter a raffle for one of two $25 Amazon gift cards by entering your email at the end of the survey when prompted. A formal letter of consent can be found in the first page of the survey linked below.

    More Info

    Contact Elias Miller or visit http://binghamton.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_06qJ9j0OsLNeaNL

  • Are you interested in doing research this summer at Binghamton? If so, the Summer Research Immersion (SRI) program is the right place for you.

    The SRI program provides science and engineering students with a one-of-a-kind research experience. Working alongside faculty and fellow students on cutting-edge research projects, you'll tackle weighty world issues, build powerful relationships, and set a course for college and career success.

    For summer 2022, SRI is offering research streams in clean energy (chemistry and physics) and ecological genetics (ecology and molecular genetics). Participants will spend all summer investigating these topics and gain valuable experience and knowledge.

    Summer Research Immersion will run for ten weeks (Summer Sessions I and III May 31-Aug. 5), and consist of two courses (8 credits earned together). Opportunities after this program include continued research in faculty laboratories, industry internships and national fellowships.

    A live informational webinar will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, via Zoom at https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/96992926037

    If you cannot attend the webinar, a recording will be made and posted to the SRI website.

    For more information, visit
    http://www.binghamton.edu/sri

    Students must apply by April 1 at
    http://www.binghamton.edu/sri/application-1.html

    For questions, email sri@binghamton.edu

    More Info

    Contact Caitlin J Light or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/sri/

  • The Binghamton University Social Science Experimental Lab (BingSSEL) is looking for students to participate in a number of social science experiments that will be conducted throughout the semester. The experiments are primarily in individual and group decision-making and the participants generally enjoy them. Further information about the lab can be found on our website at the link below.

    You will be paid for your participation. The financial compensation provided to you will be determined on a study-by-study basis to ensure it is commensurate with the your time and effort as determined by the research design and IRB review. In other words, the amount paid depends on the experiment run, the decisions made by the participant, and possibly, the decision made by the other participants in the experiment. An earnings rate between $15 and $25 for 90 minutes of participation is common, although in some experiments students earn more. Your participation in the experiment and any information about your earnings will be kept strictly confidential and your participation is voluntary. Thousands of students have done these types of experiments in the past and have found them rewarding both monetarily and intellectually.

    Experiments will take place in the Binghamton University Social Sciences Experimental Lab, which is located at Library North Ground Floor, LN-G332.

    If, at any time during the year you think you might be willing to participate, register to our database using your @binghamton.edu email address at
    https://orsee.binghamton.edu/public/participant_create.php

    By registering you will be informed about upcoming experiments and will be able to sign up to sessions. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

    For any questions, contact us at ssel@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Ozlem Tonguc or visit https://www.binghamton.edu/labs/experimental/

  • We are seeking graduate women in STEM to participate in an online study on academic experiences.

    The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and you will receive a $10 electronic Amazon gift card for your participation. This project was approved by the Binghamton University IRB.

    To participate, you must:
    1) identify as a woman,
    2) currently be pursuing a graduate degree in STEM in the U.S., and
    3) be at least 18 years old.

    For more information about the study and how to participate, contact Liz Shin.

    More Info

    Contact Liz Shin

  • Breastfeeding mothers in the Binghamton, N.Y. area, this is an
    invitation to participate in research on the effects of breastmilk hormones on infant health and development.

    The Laboratory for Anthropometry and Biomarkers at Binghamton University is conducting a study to describe the effects of maternal health and breastmilk hormones on infant growth and health (Principal Investigator is Rachael Anyim). Currently, breastfeeding mothers and infants in the Binghamton, N.Y., area are invited to contribute breastmilk, urine and saliva specimens to this project.

    Participation will require you to welcome us into your home or a private location of your choosing for a total of two hours on the day you contribute specimens (one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening). You will be compensated with a $10 gift card for your time.

    For more information, contact Rachael Anyim or co-Principal Investigator Katherine Wander at katherinewander@binghamton.edu.

    More Info

    Contact Rachael Anyim

  • Student Activities

  • Join us to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disorders, get involved in events for the Institute of Child Development, and receive mentorship for succeeding in the ASD track!

    More Info

    Contact Jubie Tan or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/aabs/club_signup

  • Training

  • Binghamton University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this 30-minute virtual training session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, focused on the opioid epidemic, barriers to care and the proper use of naloxone. All participants will receive a certificate of training and be given the opportunity to acquire free naloxone. Any questions/comments, feel free to contact Bennett Doughty, program director.

    Register through B-Engaged at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Bennett Doughty or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/

  • Binghamton University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this 30-minute in-person training session focused on the opioid epidemic, barriers to care and the proper use of naloxone. This session will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 1, in UU-108. All participants will receive a certificate of training and be given the opportunity to acquire free naloxone. Any questions/comments, feel free to contact Bennett Doughty, program director.

    Register through B-Engaged at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Bennett Doughty or visit https://bengaged.binghamton.edu/

  • Does your club track member community service hours and service projects? Do you want to centralize your tracking in a user-friendly system? Do you want your community service projects recognized by the University?

    Attend this info session to learn about B-Engaged and Collaboratory, the best service hours-related tools for your club!

    Together, the B-Engaged and CCE teams will show you:
    • How the CCE can help service groups
    • Where to find service opportunities for your club
    • A live demo for tracking member, and club, service hours with B-Engaged
    • A run-through for submitting community service projects to Collaboratory
    • and more

    Register in B-Engaged at the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Giovanna Bernardo or visit https://cglink.me/2eQ/r1421237

  • Workshops

  • This series of workshops presented by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, and beginning Wednesday, Jan. 12 and running through Wednesday, March 16, will provide school and school district administrators with specific strategies to enhance their skills leading schools and school district programs in environments experiencing demographic community shifts. All sessions will focus on the specific needs and interests of educational leaders, with opportunities for networking, discussion and real-life experiences. Participants can receive Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits by attending all five sessions or individual sessions. All sessions will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. via Zoom.

    • Wednesday, Jan. 12
    o "Navigating the Realities (and Politics) in a School/District Undergoing Change" with Laura Feijoo, past president of the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation and New York State Council of School Superintendents

    • Wednesday, Jan. 26
    o "Tools, Approaches and Opportunities to Enhance Family Engagement" with Tonia Thompson, superintendent of the Binghamton City Schools

    • Wednesday, Feb. 9
    o "Budget Development and Management to Address the Needs of a School/District with Changing Demographics" with Kathryn Blackman, comptroller of the Broome Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services Central Business Office, New York state

    • Wednesday, March 2
    o "Hiring and Retaining a Diverse Faculty and Staff" with Mary Grover, inclusion officer, Ithaca City School District

    • Wednesday, March 16
    o "Setting Expectations and Supporting Teacher-Principal Teams" with Kimberly Kent, retired executive administrator for elementary education, Jefferson County Schools in Louisville, Ky.

    To learn more and/or register for these sessions, use the link below.

    More Info

    Contact Debbie Collett-O'Brien or visit https://bit.ly/tlel-edu-changingdemographic