Posted by Lauren Kidd on October 28, 2020
We have reached that point in the semester -- the point where midterms still linger, but finals are already on the horizon. With the amount of work I have, the days have begun to blur together. Recognizing how difficult this semester has been, the Dean of Students Office has kicked off Stress-free Bing a little earlier than usual. From yoga to delicious dessert nights, there are all kinds of relaxing and stress-reducing events leading up to finals.
Posted by Lauren Kidd on October 21, 2020
Family Weekend may be virtual this year, but it is still a great time to become immersed in the Binghamton experience. Whether together or apart, you and your family can still participate in Family Weekend events. I know that I will be watching the live performance of ‘Macbeth’ with my family. From a cappella performances, to contests and conversations, there is something for every family to do.
Posted by Lauren Kidd on October 15, 2020
The adjustment to online learning can be a tough one. You have to learn about new technological platforms, master different methods of virtual communication and manage your time outside of a traditional class structure. It took me way longer than I would like to admit to figure out Zoom and I am still trying to figure how to manage my workload. It can feel overwhelming and isolating, but there are plenty of resources out there to help with a smooth transition.
Posted by Lauren Kidd on September 29, 2020
Now that I am a senior at Binghamton, I can say that I have spent most of my undergraduate career studying on the second floor of Bartle. Once I found my perfect study spot, it really helped improve my study habits. While the coronavirus pandemic has affected some study spaces on campus, I went looking for those that are still available to students. If you’re still on the search for your spot or need a new place to study, here are some great places both on and off campus!
Posted by Kaitlyn Hart on September 23, 2020
I’ve been tested for COVID-19 testing three times since I came to Binghamton University’s campus this year. Once during move-in, once because I was exhibiting symptoms and another time for surveillance testing. While getting a COVID-19 test isn’t the highlight of anyone’s day, especially when you’re trying to balance schoolwork, extracurriculars and a social life during these crazy times, nothing compares to the relief you feel when you get a negative result back.
There are a few different ways to get tested on campus, so if you’re not really aware of the differences, it can all seem pretty overwhelming (and honestly, a little scary!). Since I’ve been tested a few times, I thought I’d write about what I went through to hopefully help you get through it a little easier. Here’s a pretty basic overview of the process.