Welcome Back, Binghamton! Things to Know for the Spring Semester

Posted by Ryan Yarosh on January 9, 2023

With classes for all of Binghamton’s 18,300+ students beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17, we’re very excited to welcome new and returning students back for the start of the spring semester.

From amazing events to new dining options, there is much to look forward to! Here’s a quick look at what to expect and a few things you need to know as we start the spring semester.


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Residence halls will open Jan. 12-15 for new and returning students. Learn more about where and when to check in, what to bring and what to keep at home. 

B-Welcome Week

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Once you’ve checked in, celebrate the beginning of the semester with activities, events, open houses and much more! B-Welcome Week activities run from Jan. 12–22 — you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to check our calendar for updates. 


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Dining Services is introducing a new menu at all Resident Dining halls, featuring a wide variety of global flavors. At CIW, Gifts from the Garden becomes Planta, serving authentic Mexican dishes inspired by plant-based whole foods, and the Ultimate station will offer M&C, a totally customizable mac and cheese station. If the MarketPlace is your spot, check out Quesera, a new, Southwestern-inspired build-your-own quesadilla outlet that includes some fantastic soup and salad options. 


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Spring Fling is always the premier Binghamton event. This year’s festivities are set for April 29! There are so many other big events happening, including Moefest, the Annual Earth Day Festival, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball in the new stadium, shows like Rent and Postmodern Jukebox, professional hockey at the arena downtown, and, of course, Restaurant Week.

Outdoor adventure

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While the arrival of wintery weather means long days inside, one of the best ways to avoid cabin fever is to get outside. Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Pursuits program staff has designed a series of Adventure Activities to celebrate the season! Throughout the rest of winter, students can enjoy nature hikes, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Activity groups will get moving, get warm and experience Binghamton’s winter season.


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Celebrations for the Class of 2023 kick off with Senior Week, followed by Commencement.  Over 4,300 students are expected to walk across the Events Center stage over the course of 10 separate ceremonies. Sign up for Commencement now, get that regalia, tickets and find out more ceremony details. 

More key dates

Check out the Academic Calendar for a complete list of important dates, deadlines, breaks and more. 


Let’s make it a great semester, and don't forget there are a wealth of resources available to support your health, success and well-being.

Have questions, comments or concerns about the blog? Email us at social@binghamton.edu.