22 Reasons To Live On Campus At Binghamton University

Posted by Natalie Murphy on October 8, 2014

On-campus living offers students the three C's: community, comfort and convenience. There are so many reasons to be part of Binghamton University's residental life:

1. An all-inclusive bill

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Amenities such as laundry, cable, internet and all utilities are paid for upfront. That's money in your pocket.

2. Better grades

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On-campus students have a higher GPA than their off-campus counterparts. 

3. Faster degree completion

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Students who live on campus all four years are more likely to complete their degree than those who move off campus.

4. Access to secured buildings, on-campus police and emergency services

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Never feel unsafe on campus.

5. Free 24-hour lockout service

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You'll never have to wait hours for your roommate to get back from class or resort to climbing through your window.

6. Co-rec sports

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Community and hall athletic games offer residents friendly competition.

7. Traditions

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Casino-in-the-Woods is a fully licensed casino with profits going to charity.

8. More sleep, less driving

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You had me at "sleep more."

9. Recreation facilities

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Frisbee golf, basketball courts, volleyball -- all in your backyard.

10. Hall and community government participation

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Get involved where it hits close to home.

11. Lifestyle housing

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There's chemical-free, gender-inclusive and quiet housing.

12. More than 1,000 RA events

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Did we mention free pizza? 

13. A lake in your backyard

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The serene Lake Lieberman is located behind Newing College.

14. Community engagement

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Residental communities offer opportunities for students to get involved in service learning groups. 

15. Movies under the stars

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The Newing Quad hosted a showing of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Speaking of movies, have you heard of the Binghamton-set movie "The Rewrite"?

16. 7,000 new friends

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We guarantee you'll never feel lonely.

17. Scenic views

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Looking outside from Appalachian makes it worth the walk.

18. Residental fire pits

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Community bonfires and s'mores events are great ways to spend fall evenings.

19. Connections with faculty masters

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Masters serve as role models, advisors and leaders.

20. Classes in your building

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You may not even have to step outside to get to class -- you'll be thanking yourself in December!

21. The Object

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The structure was designed by a Binghamton alum with discarded railroad ties.

22. Hikes through the Nature Preserve

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Go ahead and unleash your inner nature  lover.

Download the "life on campus" pdf