A Guide to Binghamton University Senior Week 2016

Posted by Jacqueline Eriksen on May 12, 2016

These past four years have flown by for us seniors, and sadly it is time for us to pack our bags and leave this place for good. It has not yet hit me that this will be my last blog post, or that these are my final days as a senior, but once it all soaks in, I am going to be devastated. It has without a doubt been a great run, Binghamton University.

As the last few days of our senior year approach us, be sure to check out these events to celebrate all that we have accomplished throughout these unforgettable years:

Monday, May 16

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Senior Cap Decorating Party

Bring your graduation cap and jazz it up!

Party takes place from 6-8 p.m. in the Alumni Center Lounge.

Tuesday, May 17

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Senior Bowling Night

Come finish your senior year off with some University Union favorites! Free bowling and billards with Build-a-Bear and snacks in the Undergrounds!

Free "pennie" tank top shirts for the first 100 seniors to participate!

Wednesday, May 18

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Senior Cruise

Dinner, dancing and a cash bar as you cruise around Seneca Lake, all while enjoying a beautiful sunset -- what could be better?

Signups are available on B-Engaged through the University Union and Campus Activities page. There are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets are free, but transportation is $5.


Thursday, May 19

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Senior Breakfast

We all know Thursday is a big day. Get a nice breakfast in and head over to the waffle bar!

The first 100 students will be served.

Friday, May 20

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Senior Picnic

Stop by the Peace Quad to have a nice lunch with the rest of the graduating class.

You must have a ticket to get food. You can pick up your free ticket in the University Union and Campus Activities Office (UUW-205) starting Monday, May 9. One ticket per senior.

Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22

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The final step. Bon voyage, seniors!

Info on Commencement 2016

  • The University will confer over 3,500 degrees for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates during Commencement ceremonies.
  • Over 22,000 guests are expected on campus; if we add in the graduates, over 25,000.
  • Family and friends should arrive no earlier than 1 hour prior to the ceremony.
  • University Police and Parking Services will conduct traffic control on campus, beginning with the Friday afternoon ceremony and continuing throughout the weekend. A majority of the department will be on hand at any given time to direct vehicles, assist with parking and pedestrians, and manage the flow of traffic both onto and exiting campus between ceremonies.
  • Remain patient and follow directions given by officers if coming onto or leaving campus between ceremonies. 
  • The parking garage will be available free of charge beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, May 20, until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 22.
  • For more info, read the Commencement FAQ.

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

Jacqueline Eriksen is a senior majoring in economics from Baldwin, N.Y. She is looking to pursue a career in marketing/communications.