10 Things You Can’t Miss During Binghamton University Family Weekend 2018

Posted by Kim Washington on September 24, 2018

Family Weekend is a great opportunity for students and their families to come together and experience Binghamton -- from food to faculty lectures, bowling to bonfires. Whether your family plans on visiting or not, grab a friend and a camera -- you don’t want to miss out on these amazing experiences.

Get cozy at the bonfire

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Warm chocolate and marshmallows in between graham crackers? Say no more! Join us at the Family Fun Bonfire. Bring a blanket (and an empty stomach) and get comfortable.

“Spare” some time to bowl

Join us for a game of bowling in the basement of the Union! All registered families can bowl one free game, so grab mom and dad and knock down some pins!


Have an Incredible night

The Incredibles 2 will play on Friday night in the Undergrounds. It’s been 14 years since the original debuted, so come find out what happens!


Meet some furry friends

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Haven’t been to the zoo since you were little? Don’t worry, the Binghamton Zoo is bringing the ZooMobile to campus! Come learn about exotic animals -- and you can even pet them!

Learn about study abroad opportunities

Thinking about studying abroad? Have some questions? Well, the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives will have answers and tons of information at their session.


Embrace the changing seasons

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Enjoy the beauty of Binghamton as it transitions into fall. Bring a sweater and join us on a tour of our magnificent Nature Preserve, offered all weekend long.

Hit all of your bases

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Show your Bearcat pride by attending one of our Division 1 sports games! Cheer on the men’s baseball team or the women's softball team. Go Bearcats!

Get fit with Campus Rec

Visit the Recreation Center in the East Gym all weekend long and enjoy the new cardio machines! FitSpace, group fitness classes, the pool and the courts are available. Must be 18 years of age or older. 


Get your art on

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Join us in the Fine Arts Building as we explore the exhibitions offered in our Main Gallery and mezzanine, including “Urban Studies: Photographs by N. Jay Jaffee.”

Sing along with Binghamton’s best a cappella groups

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Nine of Binghamton’s a cappella groups will present a spectacular show at the Osterhout Theater! This is one of the most memorable and popular Family Weekend events, so don’t miss it!

Check out the full Family Weekend calendar online! Get access at your fingertips by downloading the Guidebook app on your mobile device, then searching “Binghamton University Family Weekend 2018."

(Note: Registered families are encouraged to wear the B Family “Bearcat for Life” wristbands, which are handed out at check-in. This wristband grants you access to many of the programs listed here!)

Kim Washington is an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations and an undergraduate student in the BA English Literature and Creative Writing Program at Binghamton University. She loves writing and reading, dancing, cooking and watching movies. 

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